How To Keep Your Cat Fit And Healthy.

One of the most important parts of a family are the family pets.  There are many types of pets that families cater to, but dogs and cats are two of the most popular.  Dogs are important parts of the family, but cats are just as important.  If you own a cat, most likely you will want to take care of your pet as best as possible because you will consider your cat a member of the family, and as a member of the family, a cat must be taken care of properly to remain a fit cat.  What are some of the ways to keep your cat fit?

1. Give Your Cat Regular Vet Appointments

A vet can make sure that your cat stays healthyJust like with adults and children, regular doctors appointments are necessary to stay healthy.  The same should be done with your pets.  Therefore, before embarking on a diet and exercise plan for your cat, it’s highly advised that you have your cat checked out with a vet.  As with a doctor who focuses on human care, ensure that the vet you choose is properly trained and knowledgeable about how to care for your cat.  Your vet will give your cat a physical and can give you any tips on the proper diet and exercise for your it, especially if your cat has any health issues.  Once you get the okay from your vet, you can begin a diet and exercise program.

2. Feed Your Cat Plenty of Exercise

Playing and chasing things is the best exercise for a catExercise, as it is with humans, benefits animals.  Even though your cat will likely move around often on its own, it’s important for you to initiate additional exercises for your cat.  The movement will not only burn calories, but it will also improve your cat’s muscle tone, reduced your cat’s appetite, keep your cat in the proper weight and extend your cat’s life.

Cats are not like dogs, however. Trying to walk a cat as a dog could work, but it is more than likely that it would be an exercise in futility.  Cats are independent in nature and probably will not take to the idea of being walked.  However, there are other ways to encourage fitness.  Encourage your cat to exercise at least 20 minutes a day.

Place catnip up in the air and encourage your cat to jump for it.  You can buy quality catnip at pet stores, or you can find these items online.

Throw balls, sticks that have feathers on them, etc. to encourage your cat to run after them.   Again, it’s important to buy toys of quality so that your cat will not play with a toy that can easily tear apart and possibly cause damage.  A pet store or online are good places to find these items.

Put a scratching post out to encourage your cat to jump on it and scratch away.  Scratching posts are typically made of a rug type fabric that is enticing for a cat to scratch.  The taller the post, the more potential exercise your cat can get.

If you have to spend a lot of time away from home, you can use a smartphone pet gadget. This allows you to see and talk to your kitty from a anywhere. Some have lasers to get them to move. Read this Petcube play review on for a great example.

3. Give Your Cat a Good Diet

Take care of your cat's diet. Give your cat animal-based protein for his or her diet.  Plant-based food is not good for your cat and does not have enough nutrients.  Animal-based protein could be chicken or tuna, for example.  Make sure that the food is not dry because dry food is high in carbohydrates.  Also be sure to make sure that there are no chemicals in your cat’s food.  Try to make it as organic as possible.  You can find good quality food either at a pet store or online.

Feed your cat no more than twice a day.  More than that encourages the risk that your cat will become overweight. Another way to feed your cat is to put the required amount of food in the dish and let your cat graze throughout the day.  This option is fine because you will only put a healthy amount of food in the bowl for your cat.  Also, be sure to include water next to your cat’s bowl.  When the water bowl is down, be sure to fill it up with more water.  Water helps to digest your cat’s food and keep your cat’s weight consistent.

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As you can see, our site is undergoing a bit of a change. I am sorry that you have come here right when we aren’t ready to provide you with what you are looking for. This is an unfortunate coincidence. I mean what are the odd?

But since you are here, we don’t want to leave you empty handed. This is a a lesson that has helped me a lot over the years:

The way I experience life, and you probably too, is a constant flow of desires, emotions and feelings. Sometimes I feel like I have to do something or that I don’t want to do something. Or I feel conflicted, where it seems that I want two things at the same time. Or I feel that somebody shouldn’t have done something and that they are a jerk.Welcome to Fes Ho CAt

This is probably very similar to what you are experiencing. If it’s completely different please write a comment below because then I am very curious. If it’s somehow similar then how about this?

Have these feelings ever been wrong? Like where you felt something would be awful but turned out just great? Or the other way around? Or that somebody would be a jerk, but they turned out to be really nice?

In my case, I have had a lot of my conclusions be wrong. They were also right sometimes, but definitely not always.

So if we know for sure that our thoughts and feeling can be completely wrong (awful vs wonderful, jerk vs nice), then why do we still trust them so much?

Not a day goes by where I don’t hear someone mention that they are just going to follow their heart. Or that they “feel” that something is right. But how can that ever be used as a way to determine what to do? We already know that it can be exactly opposite to the truth.

The only conclusion from this can be: we need to stop trusting our feelings. They are simply not reliable. So the next time you feel like you have to live up to your friends expectations, that this person is a jerk, that working out is going to be awful, don’t believe it.

Instead ask yourself, how do I know this? What do I know about going to sports class? Maybe that every time you went, you felt great. With that in mind, ignore the feelings of not going. They are simply not true.

You don’t have to trust me on this, just try it for yourself.

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