Maintain the best health for your feline friend - Whiskas

Maintain the best health for your feline friend

Maintain the best health for your feline friend - Whiskas

The current health crisis has resulted in uncertainty and turmoil around the world, but there is an opportunity to turn this negative into a positive, as we remember what is precious and truly matters – our family, our friends, our communities and our pets. As we continue to focus on health, we are reminded that it is necessary to take certain steps to look after the pets we so dearly love, to help prevent disease and ensure they stay happy, healthy and by our side for many years to come.

Below is a list of good daily habits to keep your cat in tip top shape.

    • Maintain good dental hygiene – Good oral hygiene can help prevent diseases or secondary infections, such as liver, heart, kidney, and joint disease from bacteria originating in the mouth and spreading through the body via the bloodstream. A cat’s teeth needs to be well taken care of and kept clean. Providing dental treats is possibly one of the easiest solutions to help look after your cats’ teeth. Whiskas DentaBites is the first cat treat that is endorsed by the British Veterinary Dental Association (BVDA) and is currently the only cat treat in Europe that is scientifically proven to reduce the build-up of tartar. They have a special texture that is designed to gently clean tiny cat teeth as they come into contact, helping to reduce and remove the build-up of dental deposit.

      Best of all, Whiskas DentaBites are delicious with a tasty, crunchy outside and an irresistible soft centre they will simply love. The recommended daily feed is 16 kibbles a day and something you can include in your cat’s life with ease.

    • Brush your cat every day – While cats are very clean creatures with saliva containing natural deodorants and cleansing properties, they do need a little help every now and then. Some advocate a bath once in a while, if your cat is willing, but the best thing to help your cat with grooming is regular brushing. It will help remove excess hair, which leads to hairballs.
    • Clean House – Cats are clean freaks, so be sure to keep their litterbox clean and fresh. If you don’t, the risks are that particles from a dirty litter box can be transferred to pets and to humans. Additionally, if your cat ‘holds it in’ from not wanting to use their dirty litter box, it can lead to a myriad of urinary tract diseases (UTI), bladder inflammation, kidney blockage and failure.
    • Give Your Kitty Vitamins (if she needs them) – If you cat is generally healthy, a good quality food is all that is needed. However, if your pet has a vitamin A or vitamin D deficiency as instructed by the vet, you can provide her with the appropriate supplement! However, you should only give your pet these vitamins if your veterinarian has instructed you to do so.
    • Provide Toys – Toys aren’t just for fun. They provide some much-needed exercise for your kitty, and help prevent boredom. 

So, while we spend more time at home over the coming weeks, be sure to enjoy the company of your precious pet and take the necessary steps to enrich their lives and protect their health.

For more information on Whiskas care and treats, visitwww.whiskas.co.za/cat-care-and-treats/

Source: WHISKAS®

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Disclaimer: The information produced by Infurmation is provided for general and educational purposes only and does not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always seek the advice of your vet or other qualified health care provider prior to starting any new diet or treatment and with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you suspect that your pet has a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.