Taking care of a cat to insure proper health care for your cat is very important. You don’t want to inadvertently do something that will make your cat sick or ill. Some well intentioned things that cat owners might do can actually be damaging to cat health.
One of the important things to consider in Cat Health Care is the proper feeding of your cat. The best foods for your cat are the commercially prepared foods, as home prepared diets, especially vegetarian diets, are not properly balanced for cats and can contain too much or too little of the nutrients necessary for cats, leading to illness. For proper care you should be sure that you don’t give your cat chocolate or onions. Treats like fish and liver can be given on special occasions. Carbohydrates like rice, pasta, and potatoes can be mixed into your cat’s food for variety. However, the majority of your cat’s diet should consist of commercially prepared hard cat food since this will help keep the cat’s teeth and body as healthy as possible.
It is not healthy for cat’s to get too fat, so you need to try to prevent this as part of your Cat Health Care regimen. Feed your cat small amounts a few times during the day, and try to feed it at the same times every day. Also, try to ensure that your cat gets some exercise. Play with your cat and provide your cat with balls and other toys that it can bat around and chase after in order to get exercise. If your cat does happen to get overweight, you should cut out all extra treats and try to get the cat moving around a bit more. However, you don’t want to cause the cat to lose weight too quickly or it could be at risk for a liver disease.
Cleaning your cat’s teeth is another part of the cat’s care. You want to get a special toothbrush from the dentist, as well as toothpaste made for cats. You don’t ever want to use toothpaste made for people, as this can make your cat sick. It might be easier to get started brushing your cat’s teeth if you start by dabbing a bit of toothpaste on the cat’s lips so the cat can get used to the taste.
As a part of Cat Health Care you should also try to keep your cat clean. If your cat’s hair should happen to get dirty or tangled, a little bit of talcum powder brushed through the hair should help to take care of this problem.