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Becoming a pet owner again earlier this year has been such a life changing experience. It’s been 14 years since I had a pet, and these two cats are the first pets both of my kids have had. They were a wonderful addition to our family and they brought an unsurpassed amount of joy to our family in a short amount of time. They’re like little furry family members and keeping them healthy and active is a priority just like it is for the rest of the family.
Here are 5 tips to keep your cat active and healthy.
A SPACE TO CALL THEIR OWN
Just like we like our own space and a place to unwind, cats to do. While they may lay all over your furniture and your bed, a quiet place that they can call their own after a stressful day is just what they need. Both of our cats love to be around us and sleep just about anywhere we are but I create a little space for them in a quiet room in the house.
Their cat tower and cat bed is there and if we have guests over or they just need some alone time, they have a spot just for them they can go and nap.
PLENTY OF TOYS
If your cat is anything like mine, they can be a tad lazy. To keep them healthy and active, I keep a little bin of toys handy for playtime with them. I keep right in the kitchen next to their food bucket so the kids can easily grab a toy or two and play with them throughout the day.
A PLACE TO SCRATCH
Cats love to scratch. In fact, cats need to scratch. It’s part of who they are so giving them scratch pads or towers that they can quench their need to scratch is important. We have 3 little towers throughout the house. One in the living room, one in the kitchen and one in the family room. The cats don’t have walk far to find one when the urge to scratch comes on and having them around like this has kept them from scratching other things like our furniture.
A HEALTHY DIET
Making sure your cat eats a healthy diet is extremely important to their well being. I trust Purina Pro Plan® to make sure my cats are getting the nutrition they need. Their cat food is backed by 85+ years of Purina research and with 70+ formulas deliver advanced nutrition and outstanding taste.
Our food of choice? Purina Pro Plan® Savor. It offers advanced nutrition my cat needs to help them live a healthy, active life, in a variety of flavors and textures for a sensory experience they love. There are 5 dry formulas with guaranteed live probiotics to support your cat’s digestive health. The dry products are made with at least 38% protein to help meet a cat’s unique nutritional need and read the label. Real poultry or fish is the #1 ingredient!
Probiotics are currently only in select dry Pro Plan SAVOR formulas for both cat and dog. (always check packaging to determine if there are probiotics).
The probiotics in select dry Pro Plan SAVOR formulas can exert a positive impact on digestive health by balancing the levels of bacteria in your pet’s intestines
I was about 5 or 6 when we adopted my first cat and one of the things I remember the animal shelter telling my mom was that cats are always better in pairs. They may be anti-social on somedays but having a furry friend for them definitely helps keep them busy. They can play with each other in a way that a human friend can’t and we often find them curled up together.
Most importantly, you cat needs love. Just like humans need love, your cats to do. So let them curl up on your lap or next to you. Shower them with hugs and kisses and let them know just how much you love them. Making sure they feel loved is one of the best things you can offer your feline friend.
I get everything I need for my cats at PetSmart. In fact, PetSmart is where I adopted these two cuties from. With everything I need for them all under one roof, shopping at PetSmart saves me time and money.
Right now you can get a $10 PetSmart gift card then you spend $40 on Purina Pro Plan. Simply make a purchase of $40 in a single transaction at PetSmart (subsequent purchases can be on multiple receipts) from 10/15/18 –11/24/18. Upload receipt by 12/1/18 to ProPlanPossibilities.com and enter your contact information. The physical gift card will be sent within 8–10 weeks from the submission date.
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