4 Important Tips to Improve Your Cat’s Health Today

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Cats communicate with us and each other in five ways: touching, smelling, hearing, vocalizing, and seeing, but they cannot tell us when they’re sick or don’t feel well. It’s up to us as their owners to make good decisions about their health.  Much the way we take care of our children, we need to take care of our cats. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, our cats aren’t as healthy as they should be. These tips to improve your cat’s health are ones that we are using with our cats.

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4 Tips to Improve Your Cat’s Health

Our cats are all indoor cats so the health issue that we deal with the most is weight gain.  All of our cats are overweight to some extent and we’re working hard to help them slim down and get more active.

  • Be Aware of Body Weight – It’s just as easy for your cat to gain weight as it is for you to gain weight. This is probably more of an issue for indoor cats and cats that have been fixed. Talk to your vet about what a healthy weight is for your cat. Excess fat can cause health problems just like it can for people. Encourage your cats to get exercise with a variety of fun toys.
  • Choose a Healthy Food – Make sure that you’re feeding your cat a good quality, healthy food. Finding the cheapest food at the grocery store is not the answer. Speak to your vet about your cat’s special health needs and get their recommendation for choosing a healthy cat food. Hill’s Pet Nutrition is offering a $10 off promotion on select Hill’s Science Diet products.

The importance of regular vet check ups for your pet

  • Get Regular Vet Visits – Your vet knows what to look for when it comes to healthy cats. They may spot things you don’t like problems with gum health, ear mites or other health issues. A regular vet visit is important.
  • Show Them You Care – Our cats need love and attention just like we do. Show them how much you care by giving them attention and those little extras they need like cat toys, collars and the occasional treat. Hill’s has several treats that feature balanced nutrition that pet parents can feel confident in giving their cat.

Improve your cat’s health with Hills

Our cats give us so much love and happiness. They seem to know exactly when I need a little bit more attention or when I’m having a hard day. Sitting on the couch with one of our cats is a great way to unwind and forget about things for a while. It’s so important for us to be aware of our cat’s health and by following these simple tips, you’ll be certain your cat is as healthy and happy as possible. Learn more about Hill’s Science Diet and the Healthier Pets, Happier Lives program.

How do you make sure your pets are healthy and happy?

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Science Diet® Healthier Pets. Happier Lives.™, but I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

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Comments

  1. Felissa (Two Little Cavaliers) says
    Love the picture of your beautiful kitty. in her ox with her mouse. What a fun way to stay active.
  2. Wow, what a beautiful kitty! My boyfriend has 3 cats. He got all 3 of them because they are brothers and he didn't want to separate them. They are very active, at night usually, while we are trying to sleep. Haha. Happy Thursday!
  3. I am not a cat person, but I would assume that keeping them active, just as you do with dogs, is the most important aspect of their long term health.
  4. Joan DeMartin says
    Love that photo, too. A beautiful kitty and an inexpensive way for kitty to stay active!
  5. what a pretty kitty!  I have 2 cats, 1 is 7 and the other is 14 and both are house cats who are somewhat overweight too.  Thanks for the link to the rebate for the Hills Pet food, definitely going to take advantage of it! 
  6. Thanks for the post and caring about cat's health. We have a responsiblity to give the best we can within our means to our kitties. Getting rid of dry food and feeding only wet food is one of the best things you can do. :-)

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