Your Cat's Health & Livelihood

Cat Health

Cats make excellent companions for every household, but they are particularly great for people who have busy lives and can’t be home all the time. Unlike other pets, cats are incredibly independent. They don’t need constant attention, though they are incredibly loyal to their caretakers.

Nutrition

We recommend providing food for your cat that contains taurine, which is an essential amino acid for optimal heart and eye health. We also recommend keeping treats to only about 5-10% of your cat’s diet to keep them in proper shape. If your pet is exhibiting abnormal dietary patterns or if they are vomiting or have diarrhea, bring them into our office.Never feed your cat anything containing onion or garlic powder because it can be poisonous for your cat. Always provide fresh water for your cat; you can even get a water fountain that keeps water moving until you are able to refill it.

Providing your cat with canned food is a great way to make sure that they are properly hydrated. Cats tend to not drink as much water as they may need, so feeding them canned food provides moisture. It is also a low-carb alternative to dry food, and may be helpful for cats who suffer from urinary issues, diabetes, feline obesity, and other illnesses. Consult with a veterinarian at Meyerland Animal Clinic to find out more about how to properly care for your cat’s nutrition.

Exercise

There are so many ways you can help your cat get the daily exercise they need. Investing in a cat tower can help your cat explore and get out their natural anxiety. Cats need to be mentally stimulated but they are also naturally curious. Giving them compartments to climb in and out of is a great way to help them stay active.

Having plenty of toys around is another great way to help keep your cat occupied. This gives your cat the option to change activities throughout the day and keep their mind stimulated. Lasers are also an excellent way to keep your cat entertained for long periods of time. There are plenty of ways to keep your cat occupied while you are home or while you are gone for a few hours. Ask your veterinarian what they recommend for your cat!

If you would like to learn more about caring for your cat, visit your cat-friendly veterinarian here at Meyerland Animal Clinic. You can reach us at 713-723-8612 or by filling out a contact form directly on our website. We look forward to meeting you and your cat!