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What Do Cats Need to Be Healthy?

What Do Cats Need to Be Healthy?

What do indoor cats need to be healthy and happy?

Good Litter Box

For starters, they should have good litter available to them at all times. This means the litter should be cleaned/scooped daily so they’re not having a hard time finding a clean and clear place to poop in peace. Litter boxes need to be in places where the cat can access them easily, and at all times. Litter texture needs to appeal to your cat. Of course, owners need to change the litter as needed. Just like you’d flush a toilet and clean the bowl every once in a while for yourself, good litter box hygiene is a must for your cat.

Quality Nutrition

Next, cats need good quality food which delivers nutrients to their bodies. Depending on their age, cat food comes in varieties formulated for kittens, adults and seniors, so choose the most appropriate food available.

Help Them Have Fun

Since indoor cats don’t get the joy of exploring the outdoors, consider growing some cat grass indoors for them to enjoy as a special treat.  Meanwhile, play with your cat, giving them at least 10 minutes of your undivided attention daily. Cats love toys, which can enrich their environment. Anything with catnip is great!

Did you know that cats have the innate desire to scratch, even if they’ve been declawed? Therefore, you should make sure your cat has a scratching post somewhere in the house.

Give Cats a “Getaway”

Sometimes cats want to “get away from it all” — kind of like their owners, right? So anytime you can provide places of refuge/sanctuary for them, do so. Maybe use boxes, beds, or even cat carriers for your cat to “escape to,” getting away from kids, other pets, noise, etc.

Cats love to look out windows, so make it possible for them to do that. Cats enjoy visual stimulation– they’ll be enraptured by scenes of nature outside your house– watching birds, squirrels, humans, etc. Provide your cat with a perch to sit on and enjoy their observations.

Show Them Love

Finally, if you want a healthy and happy cat, you need to show them love. Snuggle them, talk to them, and admire them.

If you need to go away from your house and you’re looking for a place that’ll take care of your pet cat, Tailwaggers Country Inn of Dallas (Van Alstyne), TX,  is a perfect choice; ask about our spacious cat sanctuary— email tailwaggersinn@aol.com for more info.

How to Give Your Dog the Care He or She Deserves

How to Give Your Dog the Care He or She Deserves

In a perfect world, every dog owner would take great care of their pet dog(s). Chances are, if you’re reading this, you have a dog or you’ll get one, and either way, you sincerely want to be the kind of person who takes great care of your beloved pet. That’s good; here are some basics…

Why Dogs Love Treats

Why Dogs Love Treats

If you had to eat nothing but “healthy foods” all day, every day, you’d probably feel like you were missing out on life’s great pleasures– treats. Most people, if they’re being honest, love some ice cream, chocolate, cookies, and/or candy bars once in a while. Those treats definitely “mix it up a bit” so we’re…

How to Make Your Dog Happy

How to Make Your Dog Happy

One thing most dog owners have in common is this: they want to make sure their dogs are happy. And why not? A happy dog just makes sense. No one wants to see a “down-in-the-dumps” dog– that’s depressing! What are some of the ways you can make your dog happy? Well, dogs are a lot…

How Dogs Can Improve Your Quality of Life

How Dogs Can Improve Your Quality of Life

According to a study of 3.4 million people, owning a dog is linked to a longer life. Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden followed the health records of 3.4 million people who had no history of cardiovascular disease back in 2001. Then they kept track of their health for the next 12 years and whether…

Recent Trends for Dog Names

Recent Trends for Dog Names

Tailwaggers Country Inn is your pet dog’s vacation destination. Yes, even dogs could use a vacation, sometimes, especially if the house is rowdy, right? That said, Tailwaggers of Texas sees a lot of different dogs come through its doors and they all have names. Some are more common names like Max, while others are a…

New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Owners

New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Owners

As the calendar passed from 2017 to 2018, it’s time for new year’s resolutions, right? What are some resolutions dog owners can make? Resolutions to Consider Well, almost everyone decides they’re going to eat healthier and exercise more, and that can go for dogs, too! Better yet, it should be a resolution for both dog…

The Benefits of Cuddling With Your Dog

The Benefits of Cuddling With Your Dog

People these days are so starved for touch and affection that there are people who actually charge other people to cuddle with them. Take, for instance, the company known as “The Snuggle Buddies.” You can see their site here: http://thesnugglebuddies.com The charge is $80 an hour and can include cuddling, snuggling, and conversation. Dog lovers…

When Should You Not Bring Your Dog on Vacation?

When Should You Not Bring Your Dog on Vacation?

For some people, pets are extensions of their families, and life without them can seem unimaginable. Deciding whether to travel with your pet is always a hard decision to make, but it’s important to remember to make one with your pet’s safety in mind. Below are some reasons why you may want to consider leaving…

Why Swimming is Great Exercise for Your Dog

Why Swimming is Great Exercise for Your Dog

There are many articles and videos published each year promoting the benefits of swimming for humans. Swimming also provides many benefits for dogs as well. These are a few of the benefits of dogs swimming. Exercise All dogs need regular exercise to remain healthy. Swimming provides excellent exercise for your canine companion, and provides both…