This is a reprint. You can see the original blog post by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, DVM on the Life's Abundance blog here.
It's summer! Many of us are spending more time at home this summer and our cats may or may not be loving it. Since we've got all the extra time, why not spend some of it making sure your cat is set up for optimum health!
Here are 5 tips to optimize your cat’s health:
Schedule that overdue vet visit.
I know, this doesn't sound fun. Even before the COVID-19 lockdowns, people were a little reluctant to bring their cat to the vet unless they really had to. I understand this. It’s hard to get them into the carrier, they freak out, and it can be an overall super stressful experience for you and your cat.With businesses easing back into the swing of things, most veterinarians are open for business as usual in terms of providing wellness services and yearly exams for pets. Even if curbside drop off is still being implemented, think of it as a silver lining- with you waiting in the parking lot, staff members are doing their absolute best to work efficiently and minimize the time you and your cat spend away from home! And if that is still too stressful, calling in a home visit vet is a perfect solution. We done in home vet visits for awhile now and love them. It takes the stress away for both you and your pet.
Teach your cat a new trick.No, I don’t mean the one where they walk on your keyboard and stick their rear end straight into the webcam every single time you’re trying to start a video call.
Start with a simple sit command, as you would a puppy. Incentivize your cat with a delicious treat or whatever they find motivating. And if it’s not their thing, don't fret but for the right prize, you can almost always make it their thing. Many cats are food motivated just like people. Maybe that's just me but I certainly would do a trick for a cookie!
Get in that deep cleaning.
OK, this one isn’t nearly as fun but it’s really important. Most people are good about cleaning out the cat’s food and water dishes, but when’s the last time you cleaned out the litter box?
I’m not talking about scooping it as that should be done daily regardless, but a full top-to-bottom clean where all the litter gets dumped and the box cleaned thoroughly and left to air dry before filling with all new litter. Ideally you can use eco-friendly cleaners once-a-month part of your routine. Just like our bathrooms, your cats litter box need a regular cleaning too. You will love the clean, fresh and safe scent using eco-friendly cleaners provide when using them.
Become a cat chef.
Like many of you, cooking for your cat isn't the top of your list. Most of us don't even like cooking for ourselves. Why go through the extra hassle when you can have healthy, never recalled Life’s Abundance cat food and treats delivered to your door.
Take on some cat friendly home improvements.Time to toss that old, scratched up cat tree where the carpeting is all unraveled? Why not build your own! Check out Pinterest or YouTube for tons of ways to make cat friendly items.
Why Choose Life's Abundance dog and cat products?
Life's Abundance has had NO RECALLS EVER!
Life's Abundance has been in business since 1999.
Life's Abundance currently has 6 warehouses to make shipping to you as quick as possible and carries products for you and your pets.
Life's Abundance dry dog and cat foods are generally shipped within 6 weeks of being made. They don't sit in non climate controlled warehouses or semi trailers for months before hitting the store shelves.
Enjoy your day!
Lisa and Rich Jelinek