You know what they say, “a brush a day keeps the vet away!” You’ve never heard that saying? Well, I’m sure that your cat would tell you all about it if he could talk! Brushing provides many benefits, not least of which is bonding time between you and your furry friend. But regular brushing helps to prevent furballs as well as decreasing the amount of fur that sticks to your furniture and carpeting.
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It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it—cleaning out the litter box! If possible, your cat dislikes a stinky litter box even more than you do. Do yourself a favor, and stay on top of the task by scooping on a regular basis!
While we’re on the topic, be sure to have enough litter boxes for multi-cat households. Each cat deserves to have his own box; do you like to wait in line to use the bathroom? I thought not!
All cats need mental and physical stimulation, even our older friends. You may think that your sedentary kitty doesn’t want to play, but the heart of a hunter lurks in every little furball. Play doesn’t have to involve chasing your cat around the house, it can be as simple as using a laser pointer for kitty to track, or dangling a string for kitty to bat at.
If your cat likes to nibble on your houseplants, why not give him his own supply of greens? Many houseplants, including lilies and philodendrons, are toxic to felines. Instead, offer up a pot of cat grass or catnip for kitty to munch on. It’s much safer, and having his own buffet 24/7 will make him feel special!
Is there something you do to make your cat smile? Be sure to share your ideas with us in the comments section below!