Tips for Promoting a Long and Healthy Life for Your Cat
Pet deaths are an inevitable part of having an animal as part of your family, and
the loss of a pet can be overwhelming to even consider. Fortunately, as
with humans, you can help your pet live a long life by taking the proper
steps to ensure that he or she stays as healthy as possible. If you have
a cat, this advice will help you maintain his or her health for life.
Provide the Essential Needs
There are a few basic things every cat needs to stay healthy. Food and
water are naturally essential. Be sure that clean water is always available,
and provide fresh food at meal times in just the right amount for your
pet. If you’re not sure which foods are best for your cat or how
much he or she should eat, then consult with your vet. In addition to
food and water, your cat can benefit from having a selection of toys to
keep him or her busy and entertained. Getting your cat microchipped, even
if he or she is an indoor cat, can help prevent the devastating loss of
your cat if he or she roams.
Clean the Litter Box Daily
Cats prefer a clean litter box, so cleaning it out once a day and changing
the litter once a week will make him or her happy. There is another benefit
of cleaning the litter box daily as well. It will be easy to notice changes
in your cat’s bathroom habits when you’re dealing with the
box each day, which can be important to detecting health problems. If
you notice any changes in your cat’s habits, make an appointment
as soon as possible.
Make Vet Care a Priority
Your cat needs preventative vet care just like you need regular checkups.
Maintain your vet’s recommended schedule for vaccines and exams,
and call the vet if your cat has symptoms that worry you. Pet insurance
and vet payment plans can help you manage the costs.
When you do need the services of a pet cemetery, call Faithful Friends
Pet Cemetery & Crematory in Arlington. We offer pet burial and cremation,
a range of pet urns, and comprehensive pet funeral services. To learn
more, call (682) 587-2324.