Looking for cat health advice? If so, congratulate yourself on being proactive. Following a smart preventative program to ensure your pet leads a long and healthy life is one of the most loving things that you can do for your pet.
First on the list of important cat health tips is to make sure that you are feeding your pet good quality food. Although you may be giving your cat a trusted brand, know that many commercial brands contain inferior ingredients that can actually make your pet sick over time. For instance, cheap fillers (like meat byproducts and poor quality grains) and dyes and chemicals are not good for your pet and can compromise health and decrease immunity.
Since food is your pet’s first line of defense against disease, it is essential to make sure that you are giving your pet food that is made from real ingredients that contain the nutrients that allow the body to repair, heal and maintain good health. Look for brands that contain meat as the first ingredient (since cats are carnivores) and do not have long chemical names or dyes that are difficult to pronounce.
Next, since even the best food is not as nutritious as it used to be, make sure to give your cat a daily supplement. Yes, they now have vitamins for cats. Actually, the best supplements are made from herbs that your cat would naturally chew on in the wild if allowed free to roam. The most important herbs are Echinacea, Mistletoe, Cat’s Claw and Milk Thistle. These herbs increase circulation, remove toxins from the liver and tissues, strengthen the immune system, regulate blood pressure and even help fight diseases like cancer. Giving your cat a daily supplement with these natural herbs is probably the best cat health advice that you can follow next to feeding your cat healthy food.
Next, make sure your cat is well-hydrated. In addition to hydrating the cells and tissues, clean water flushes toxins from the system. Before filling the water bowl, make sure to clean it with soap and water. While you do not need to give your cat bottled water, it’s a good idea to invest in an inexpensive tap filter, so your cat is not drinking all the chemicals that are added to city water. These chemicals can actually set the stage for urinary tract infections. Using a tap filter then is the third step in our cat health tips.
Finally, give your cat lots of love and attention. Although some cats only want attention when they want it, make sure to take time out from what you’re doing to make your kitty purr and bask in the delights of your affection. Spending time with your pet is important because it strengthens your bond and also builds immunity. A happy cat who feels loved and appreciated is a healthy cat.
So there you go: four simple cat health advice tips that are easy to implement and will help get your pet healthy and maintain strong immunity. Best of all, your cat will be happy and enjoy a good long life. Get started on this easy to follow program today.