Your Feline Friend Needs Love Too: How to Keep Your Cat Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed

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Your cat is probably a fastidious groomer. Cats are very particular about their health and hygiene. If they don’t look something, boy, you will know about it! When it comes to kitty care, you need to make sure that you are doing everything that you can to keep them in tip top condition. Your cat deserves to be bright eyed and bushy tailed.

Here is how you give your feline friend the best start in life.

Maintain Their Body Weight

While it may be tempting to give your kitty human food, don’t. It’s that simple. Your cat needs to eat a diet of fish, wet meat and dry mix to remain in a healthy state. Make sure that you are monitoring your cat’s weight and not letting them get too fat. While cats may not care that they are overweight, it can have a lasting impact on their health. While you may like them all cute and cuddly, they will be prone to other diseases as a side effect of obesity. So, keep a healthy body weight for your cat and make sure that they are happy and healthy. Remember; no human treats!


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Grooming Your Cat

To keep your cat healthy, you will need to groom this. This is considered the best form of tick prevention for cats. You need to brush a long haired cat at least once per day. You need to make time to comb and brush their coat. This can help you spot any parasites in their skin, and you can deal with these with immediate effect. Some cats prefer to groom themselves, and you will see them regularly cleaning and preening. But, some longer haired cats need a little help so that their fur doesn’t get matted. If you want to make your cat feel like queen kitty, seek out the services of a professional cat groomer. This will ensure that your cat’s hair is trimmed to perfection.

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Gums, Teeth and Tongue

Okay, so your cat may not like you opening their mouth. But you need to take a look at their gums to make sure that they are in the best possible health. Their mouth is one of the most significant indicators that there is an underlying problem. So, check their gums for spots and bleeding. Make sure that they are not suffering from broken teeth. Check their tongue and ascertain whether it is rough and pink. If it looks different, head to the vet. Cracks in their teeth can be symptomatic of further problems. Help your kitty remain in good health and check these on a weekly basis. Any problems that you find should be followed up with a visit to your local vet. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Look Deeply Into Your Cats Eyes

This may be a little weird, but checking your cat’s eyes is imperative.  Your cat should have bright eyes, hence the phrase, bright eyes and bushy tails. If there is any gunk around their eye, clean it away. If the problem is persistent, you need to head to vets as this could be a sign of an infection.

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