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Simple Cat Care Tips to Make Your Life Easier
In the spirit of taking care of the cats we love so dearly, and saving enough time to enjoy the other things we love, here are a few simple cat care tips that promote happy, safe and fun-filled behaviors for your cats.
5 SIMPLE CAT CARE TIPS
- Get proper identification. Even if you have a tracking chip, make sure your cat is properly outfitted with the proper collar and ID tag. This is so simple but oftentimes overlooked. Mistakes happen. You never know when a door might be left open, a gate is unlatched or an unexpected visitor leaves the door open. Want a little bit of sass for your feline friend? Below are a couple of cool sites offering custom-designed and pre-styled ID tags.
- Relocate your litter box (if needed). Here is a simple and easy one. Make sure to find the right location to put the litter box for your cat or cats. If you have multiple cats, you will want to consider using multiple litter box locations. Cats like having their litter box in a quiet secluded area. They don’t want a highway going by while they are trying to take care of business. Do yourself and your cat a favor and try to find the spot that works the best for them by testing different areas of your house.
- Make time for teeth. Did you know that nearly 85% of adult pets have a periodontal disease and that dental disease is the largest single cause of health problems in cats? Make sure you are paying attention to the health of your cat’s mouth. Do monthly check-ups and look inside your cat’s mouth for any warning signs or unhealthy symptoms. For information on specific periodontal diseases in cats, please go to “Open Wide, Kitty.”
- Green up your home. Try to minimize your use of chemical-based household cleaners. These products can be of danger to you and your cat. Remember that cats might nibble on something off your floor, crawl around under a counter or sneak into a storage closet. You don’t want them getting their paws on something that could potentially hurt them!
- Buy an interactive toy. Don’t have a ton of time to play directly with your cat? Consider getting a toy that keeps them busy by interacting with them. Try to pick a toy that plays back with your cat a little bit. Not sure of where to begin? Get some inspiration from this list of the 10 best homemade cat toys.