You can help your cat live a long life

What cat owner hasn’t secretly dreamed of her cat living to the ripe old age of 20? Your cat’s genes play a part in how long he will live, but care is equally important. You have the power to influence your cat’s longevity! Here's how.

  1. Monitor his diet

    Good health starts with a balanced diet. Whether you offer wet or dry food, what’s essential is your cat’s nutrient intake. If the food is wet, it will be kept in the fridge and refreshed more often than dry cat food. In addition, your cat should have access to fresh water at all times.

  2. Encourage regular physical activity

    We typically believe that, with age, cats need to rest more. This is true, but it doesn’t mean that he should stop being active. Just like humans, the more exercise a cat gets, the less stiffness he’ll have in his joints, and the more oxygen will go to his organs, ensuring optimal cell renewal.

    Cats need regular physical activity throughout their lives. Be sure your kitty has a chance to play, run and enjoy stimulation, even as he gets older .

  3. Keep a close eye on him

    The adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is also true for your cat – even more so if he is older. You’ll need to keep his immunization schedule up to date and take regular care of things like brushing and cleaning his eyes and ears.

    Regarding sterilization, did you know that sterilized cats live longer? Perhaps because wandering and fights between males are less frequent. In the same way, a cat who lives inside is safer from accidents and dangerous encounters.

Why is grooming important for my pet?

You might think grooming your pets is just to keep them looking good. But it's also about maintaining your pet's physical health.

Grooming helps to remove dead hair, dirt, tangles and dandruff. While you brush, the natural oils spread through your pet's fur, leaving the coat with a healthy sheen.

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