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5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Cat’s Life

by Sam Salvati - 9/13/19

No one wants a grouchy cat, but keeping your cat happy is easier said than done. Here are 5 quick tips for improving your cat’s life and for ensuring that your cat loves you.

Meal Games

hunting cat

Naturally, cats are wired to work for their food, not have it served to them. You could have your feline chase or hunt for her food, engaging her mentally and physically. Games like this could enhance the process of taking care of a cat for you and your furry friend.

Scan Your Cat's Body

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Next time you're petting or snuggling with your cat, scan for indications of illness or body changes. If you feel any surprising lumps, your cat may be suffering from coronary illness, kidney ailment, or disease. If any of these symptoms do arise, schedule a visit with your vet.

Groom Regularly

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Most cats love a satisfying brush-up. Not only does it please your feline, but grooming also benefits the health of your cat's skin and coat. Grooming is an easy cat care tip that will undoubtedly improve cat life.

Provide a Lap to Nap on

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If she enjoys cuddling, invite your cat for a quick snooze on your lap. This is a great way for you and your friend to bond while both relaxing.

Use Clicker Training

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With a simple clicker tool, you can teach your cat how to shake, sit, or even high-five. Through clicker training, you and your cat can develop fun, new tricks and games that will make cat care more enjoyable for you.

Pasadena native Sam Salvati is the adoring dog dad to Pablo, Ester and Farris. He enjoys keeping abreast of and writing about the latest developments in pet care.

References

  1. https://scratchpay.com/blog/how-to-tell-if-your-cat-loves-you
  2. https://scratchpay.com/clinics/search/
  3. https://pets.webmd.com/cats/guide/cat-grooming
  4. https://www.thesprucepets.com/cat-clicker-training-554058