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At World's Best Cat Litter™, we want you and your cats to have a great experience. That's why we've teamed up with top feline experts to give you tips on how to make life better both in and outside the box. Because a litter bit of knowledge can go a long way in strengthening our bonds with cats!

Expert Advice

MEET PET EXPERT

KRISTEN LEVINE

A nationally recognized pet expert and longtime rescue advocate, Kristen serves up helpful hints on Kristen Levine Pet Living—her popular blog. Here are some of Kristen's tips on how to live a happier and healthier life with your cat.

 

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Cats are self-sufficient

One of the reasons many people adore cats is how independent they are. But that doesn't mean that cats don't need our help from time to time, especially when it comes to their health. No matter how independent they are, they haven't mastered the ability to make a vet appointment yet. (Not that they would if they could.)

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THEY ONLY NEED TO GO IF
THEY ARE SICK OR INJURED

Common feline diseases like hyperthyroidism and diabetes can develop slowly over time. And it may be months or even longer before visible symptoms are severe enough to demand medical attention. Annual wellness checkups are a proactive step that allows your vet to track changes in your cat's appearance, behavior and health from year to year.

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I'LL BE ABLE TO TELL IF MY CAT IS SICK

Because cats haven't been domesticated as long as dogs have, their wild instincts drive them to avoid showing weakness. That is why your cat is such an expert at hiding her symptoms. Often, the only signs may be non-specific like occasionally missing the litter box or sleeping in a new spot. Veterinarians are trained to ask the right questions and identify telltale signs of illness that may not be readily visible to owners.

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INDOOR CATS DON'T NEED
TO GO TO THE VET

Statistics show that indoor cats live two to three times as long as those who are allowed outside! But that doesn't mean they can avoid the vet. They can still get common kitty health issues like kidney failure, urinary tract infections and diabetes. And living in a house doesn't always protect them from parasites like fleas, ticks, tapeworms and heartworms. When it comes to vaccinations, speak to your veterinarian about what's necessary and what's not.

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IT'S NOT WORTH IT
BECAUSE MY CAT HATES IT

Taking your cat to the vet is stressful for everyone involved, but it is necessary and there are ways to make it less unpleasant. I always try to put it in perspective. An hour or two of stress once a year is totally worth it to make sure your cat is healthy and happy the other 364 days.

 

MEET CAT EXPERT

DR. MELISSA BROOKSHIRE, DVM

As a veterinarian and pet wellness expert, Dr. Melissa Brookshire has been helping pets and their human families live happier, healthier lives since 1998. Check out her tips for solving litter box problems—from a vet's point of view!

#1 Keep the Litter Box Clean
#2 Clean Up Accidents
Tip #3 Use Multiple Litter Boxes
Tip #4 Make Box Access Easy
Tip #5 Keep Food and the Litter Box Separate
Tip #6 Switch Litters Gradually
Tip #7 Use the Right Amount of Litter
Tip #8 Store Litter in the Right Spot
Tip #9 Teach Your Cat to Love the Box
Tip #10 Change Litter Based on Usage
Tip #11 Monitor Your Cat
Tip #12 Safeguard Your Cat from U.T.I.s
Tip #13 Ensure That Litter Is Right for Your Cat
Tip #14 Use Litter for Its Designed Purpose Only
Tip #15 Practice Safety When Handling Dirty Litter
Tip #16 Keep Your Cat Content

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