Healthy Cat Care
You can help your cat remain a lot healthier and happier by doing the following things to improve their condition.
Cats spend a lot of their time washing, grooming their fur with their tongue, and ensuring that their claws remain in good shape by scratching trees and other objects, including your good furniture. By eating meat and poultry and tearing the food off, they help to keep their teeth clean, but there are many things that you can do to help your cat stay in better condition for longer.
Cats should be brushed or combed every day as they are constantly shedding hair and much of that will end up in the digestive system causing fur balls that can lead to constipation or vomiting.
By removing much of this excess fur you reduce a lot of problems that this can cause. Using a brush also gives the skin a light massage which helps to maintain good condition.
If the hair is not kept well brushed on a regular basis it can become matted and create uncomfortable knotted balls of fur that need to be cut out. Regular maintenance is a lot simpler and easier solution and one of the benefits of combing and brushing a cat is it will reduce your stress levels considerably. So both you and your cat benefit from this action.
For cats that are unable to get outside as often as necessary you should provide them with a scratching pole so they can maintain the condition of their claws. You can also assist by clipping them on a regular basis using the proper clippers that are available through pet stores.
Check regularly for fleas when brushing and combing and also look for mites that can get into their ears and be very uncomfortable. If your cat has mites it will be necessary to get treatment from the vet.