Here are the recent trends to keep your cat healthy
If you are the proud parent of a cat, you know how quickly these little critters enter your heart. Cat lovers and those who love cat lovers know how important these sweet furry friends can become.
When you have this fluffy family member in your home, you want to make sure that it can stay for as long as possible. Many of our worst nightmares are finding out that our poor kitty fell ill. To imagine that one day our cats will have to cross this rainbow bridge is something that breaks each of our hearts.
So what can we as cat moms and dads do to make sure our cats stay happy and healthy while they are with us? Every year new discoveries are made that help us increase the longevity of our pets, and this year there are more of them than ever.
Here are some of the most recent trends on the market to help your cats stay healthy.
Invest in cat insurance
While we hate making those dreaded vet visits as much as our pets, they are inevitable if you have a cat of any level of health. As much as we would like to believe that our kittens will never get sick, they will have to go to the vet at some point.
And as any cat parent knows, getting slapped with those vet bills after a visit can hit you pretty hard in the wallet.
So how can you better prepare for the inevitable? By providing your cat with their own health insurance plan.
The best cat insurance plans have different levels of coverage that allow you to customize your monthly payments. It’s a must if you want to make sure you’re prepared for those hefty vet bills when you have to take that dreaded trip.
Keeping your furry friend hydrated
As temperatures rise, we all need to make sure we stay hydrated. The same goes for our feline friends.
But how can you make sure your cat is getting enough water to stay healthy? Sometimes the bowl on the floor doesn’t seem to get their attention and neither of us want to chase our cat away by trying to force him to drink more water.
An interesting fact about cats is that they are actually more likely to drink running water. So how can you have running water in your home without leaving the sink on all day?
Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable cat water fountains on the market today. These water fountains use a pump to create a constant flow of water that encourages your cat to drink more water. All you need to do is fill them up and plug them in for a healthier, hydrated best friend.
Switch to natural wet food
The secret is finally out: these inexpensive dry kibble that we give to our pets are not the best for our pets’ health. Either it lacks some of the nutrients that our cats need, or it has a bunch of junk that can even make them sick.
Remember earlier how difficult it can be to keep our cats hydrated? This is because technically they are supposed to get most of the water they need every day from their food. With dry food, however, this becomes impossible.
Switching to a quality, natural wet cat food can keep them hydrated and has also been found to have many health benefits, such as a healthier weight, fewer kidney problems, and a shiny coat.
Try a CBD supplement for your cat
CBD, or cannabidiol, has been all the rage for human health lately, but did you know it’s better for our cats too?
CBD supplements designed for pets may be effective for things like pain management due to their anti-inflammatory properties. This can be great for hard-to-treat issues like arthritis, which is a common problem with our older furry friends.
CBD may also have calming effects on cats struggling with separation anxiety and stress in general. If you have a kitten who seems to walk through the house at 4 a.m. every night, CBD can be used to calm your cat down and help you sleep better.
However, when using CBD on your cat, it is important to see a veterinarian first.
Keep Your Cat Healthy This Year
Cat lovers know how important their feline friends are. Watch for them using these tips to keep your cat happy and healthy this year.