It's Cat Health Month
At the start of each new year, we seem to be overly enthusiast about improving health; but we forget about our pets and their health. Now that we have completed the first month of 2019, we need to focus on improving the health of our cats. February is National Cat Health Month, a time for cat owners to pay extra attention to their kitties and help them stay fit. Here are things you can do to help:
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, over 50 million cats are overweight or obese in the United States. We, as pet owners, tend to overfeed ourselves; so, it's no surprise that we can overfeed our pets.
The average cat weighs 10 pounds; but if your cat is exceeding this weight, then it's time to put them on a diet plan (consult a vet) and feed them healthier food options - read labels, people!
Exercise With Cats
Dogs aren't the only animals that need fresh air and time outside to play and run around. Cats can safely hangout from inside a cat enclosure and play on a cat tower where they can jump from level to level. Have cats chase around a ball; yarn; or laser light to get them moving. Having strong bones and joints will serve cats well as they age.
This Cat Health Month, focus on strength training for cats and bringing down their weight. Make your domestic cat part of your New Year's Resolution Plan for 2019.
- Jenn Smith