Feed your cat a balanced diet appropriate for their age, size, and health status. Consult with your veterinarian for dietary recommendations.
Always provide access to fresh, clean water. Cats need to stay hydrated, especially if they primarily eat dry food.
Schedule annual check-ups with your veterinarian and keep up with vaccinations and preventive care. Early detection of health issues can lead to better outcomes.
Cats need mental and physical stimulation. Spend time playing with toys like feather wands, laser pointers, or puzzle feeders to keep them engaged.
Cats have a natural instinct to scratch. Provide scratching posts and pads to prevent them from damaging furniture and to help keep their claws healthy.
Keep the litter box clean by scooping waste daily and changing the litter regularly. Most cats prefer unscented, clumping litter.
Brush your cat regularly to prevent matting and reduce shedding. Some cats enjoy grooming and find it relaxing.
If your cat enjoys the outdoors, consider providing a secure outdoor enclosure or harness and leash for supervised outdoor time.
Cats love cozy spots to rest and observe their surroundings. Provide comfortable bedding and consider elevated perches near windows for bird-watching.
Cats need personal space. Allow your cat to have their own area where they can retreat if they need a break from interaction.