Wednesday, August 27, 2014

                                                   The Six Aspects of Cat Comfort

Cats are born pleasure seekers and your cat will find lots of comfortable places around your home to hang out.  You can expand your pet's comfort zone by selecting the right supplies and equipment.  Here are six ways to make your cat more comfortable.

1.  Food

Mealtimes are a highlight of your cat's day and providing them with nutritional food that they like will keep them active.  Healthy, organic and more natural cat food will make them more healthy.

Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning that they not only crave but thrive the best on meats as the protein base of their diet.  Therefore the canned, frozen or freeze dried foods would be preferable.  A high meat content dry food would be another alternative.  Stop on by and check out our large assortment..

Consider feeding your cat multiple times daily.  This is also a healthier way to feed as more smaller portions generally increase nutrient absorption.  It is also something they will look forward to.

2. Bowls

Your cat may be influenced by his or her dish as well as their dinner.  Bowls should be big enough for them to eat without squashing their whiskers.

Try to avoid plastic dishes, since plastic tends to hold and replicate bacteria.

Use separate dishes or double dinners that have a separate dish from on another. Not only do cats often prefer to drink water away from their food, but his also keeps the merging of the food with the water.

For freshness and to attract your cat to drink more refresh their water at least daily.

3. Litter

Cats are fastidious creatures and the litter that helps you keep the box clean also keeps the box attractive to our cat.  Selecting the right litter ensures that  your cat will continue to use their litter box.

A note, be sure the box is big enough for your cat to turn themselves around in or out of .

4. Bedding

Cats spend an average of 16 hours a day sleeping.  So finding an appropriate place to sleep is important for their comfort level. Since cats are very territorial animals, it is good to provide a specific place that is theirs for them to sleep.

5. Toys and Posts

Providing a variety of toys will satisfy your cat's natural need to play and keep them from boredom.  Fishing pole style toys give them a great  overall workout by promoting jumping and leaping.  Windup mechanical toys provide mental and physical stimulation and balls encourage running and chasing.

The indoor cat will benefit from a scratching post or even better a multi level cat tree.

A scratcher will provide exercise.  a multi-level tree provides both exercise and a place to hang out.

6. A Daily Routine

If your schedule allows a routine, your cat will look forward to your comings ( not your goings).  Since they are creatures of habit having a schedule regarding coming home, playtime and feeding increases their contentment quotient.  Your cat will come to know the pulse beats of your day. and anticipate your arrival home and look forward to the positive interactions the two of you share.