Cats are loveable companions and are very individual in character. They need regular human interaction, physical and mental stimulation to maintain their health.
To keep your cat healthy, you also need to pay attention to appropriate diet and give thought to a preventative care plan which will allow you to avoid illness and injury.
Below you will find important information to get you and your cat off on the right foot.
Keeping your Cat Healthy
All cats love a daily dose of cuddles and pats with their pet parents. Most also enjoy a good dose of play with their parents. This can be anything from playing ‘fetch’ with their special toy or pointing a laser around the house or playing chasey using a good old piece of string. Its surprising how many hours of fun can be had with a knotted plastic bag! This provides great interaction and strengthens the bond between your cat and yourselves.
All this social interaction helps ‘train’ your cat to being a happy and healthy member of the family. What you do with your kitten during their early days provides the basis of training that can be applied to any time of their lives and so develops their confidence and independence to any situation they may encounter. For example, allowing them to explore the outdoors, under supervision, means that they become familiar and unfazed by the sounds of cars driving by or the chatter of children playing. It also allows you, the pet parent, to become more familiar with what is considered ‘normal’ for your pet and so you are aware of any changes that need to be addressed much earlier.