Keeping Your Cat Healthy, Peoria, AZ – Arrowhead Pooper Scoopers

Arrowhead Pooper Scoopers doesn’t just love dogs. We love animals. Many of our families have feline fur babies. So, in deference to the cat parents we want to make sure those members of your family are healthy. Here are tips to help you keep your cat healthy and happy.

Feeding

Cats aren’t known for being finicky for no reason. They like to have their own special dishes for food and they like them clean. Have a couple of special bowls for your cat so you always have a clean one. Be sure to only put down enough food for one meal. Cats tend to overeat and since they can sleep up to 20 hours a day, you can end up with a fat cat pretty quickly. Dry food used to be commonly recommended but wet food is increasing in popularity among many vets. Cats are not vegetarians, ever. They need meat as the mainstay of their diets. Dry food can be primarily carbs, which is bad for your cat. Check the ingredients in any food that feed her to be sure the primary ingredient is meat. Be sure to check with your vet to see what she recommends for your cat.

Dehydration

Cats can dehydrate quickly.  Dry food is only about 5-10% water so a cat who is fed only dry will need a lot more water.  Older cats can quickly develop kidney disease from dehydration.  Be sure to leave plenty of fresh, clean water out for your feline friend. Watch for the signs of dehydration, lethargy, panting, and sunken eyes. See your vet right away if your cat exhibits any of those signs.

Grooming

One of the best things you can do for your cat is brush him daily. This cuts down on hairballs that can cause digestive issues and throat irritation. Many think that because cats groom themselves so often that brushing isn’t necessary but helping him remove that excess, loose hair can help your cat’s health but also cuts down on the little surprises he leaves around your home.  You can also help him get rid of the hairballs by putting a small amount of Vaseline on the top part of his paw once a week.

Spay and neuter

As with dogs, one the most humane things you can do for you cat is spay or neuter. It can be very uncomfortable for a female cat to go into heat. Not to mention the thousands of unwanted cats who have to euthanized because they do not have homes. Help control the population by having your cat spayed or neutered as soon as possible.

At Arrowhead Pooper Scoopers, we care as much about your pets’ health as you do. We want to help you keep your dog’s and cat’s outdoor environment clean and safe. Arrowhead Pooper Scoopers Dog Waste Clean-up Service makes life easier for dog owners, with complete cleanup and removal of all dog poop or cat poop, if your cat uses your yard as their litter box.

You have better things to do with your time, let us do it for you! Starting at just $10 a week! We serve most of the Phoenix west valley, including Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West and Surprise, plus parts of west Phoenix. Call us at 602-391-0160 or visit our website or Facebook page for more information. Enjoy a clean, safe, pet waste free yard year round.


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