DID YOU KNOW...
...that cats, who seem to live a life of leisure, actually have their days very well organized? Cats spend over 15 hours sleeping or dozing, 4 to 6 hours grooming, and the rest of the time eating and exploring!
...FLUTD (feline lower urinary tract disease) is one of the major health concerns of cat owners? Veterinarians believe a variet of factors are involved in the development of the disease but feeding a specially formulated cat food (that your veterinarian will recommend) can help prevent FLUTD.
...that cats get bored eating the same thing every day and like diffeent tastes in their diet?
Most name brands of cat food offer a line of canned and dry foods in a wide variety of flavors that are nutritions and help keep your cat interested and satisfied.
...the best way to control tartar buildup on your cat's teeth is the same as with humans--by brushing? Your veterinarian will show you what kind of brush and paste to use and how often. This, along with egular veterinary check-ups will help maintain your cat's dental health.
...that dental cae is as important for your cat as it is fo you? Over 80% of cats will need dental care in their lifetime. Brushing your cats teeth and regular veterinary visits are important.
...cats need to have pure vitamin A supplied in their diet? Unlike humans and dogs who can make their own vitamin A from plant sources, cats have to get theirs from meat? Nutritionally complete name brand pet foods, both canned and dry, provide the meat cats need.
...that you can relax an upset cat by blinking your eyes? Blinking indicates reassurance and friendliness!
...cats have a very special requirement for protein and oils in their diet? In fact, cats need more protein in their diets than dogs and are called obligate carnivores." This means they cannot survive on a vegetarian diet and need the nutrients they can only get from meat.
...that as cats age their sense of smell may diminish and smell is how a cat relates to his food? A change of diet may be necessary to stimulate your cat's appetite as he gets older.
...feeding cats raw fish is not a good idea? Raw fish contains thiaminase, an enzyme that destroys thiamin (vitamin B1). A name brand canned diet is the healthiest, safest way to provide the fish you cat craves.
...that a cat is a tue carnivore? Your cat needs meat to be his frisky best. A cat needs foods containing fish and meat to supply the vital nutrients necessay to stay happy and strong.
...kittens need to be fed up to four times a day? Because a kitten is growing so fast he needs a diet specially formulated with extra protein, calcium and minerals. Most name brand cat foods offer a special kitten formula with instructions on feeding your kitten.
...that it is important to include playtime in your cat's daily routine? It povides a natural outlet for his pent-up energy and allows you to bond with him and keep him from waking you up at 3:00 in the morning!
...cats who live exclusively indoors generally live years longer than cqats that go outside? Because of the inherent dangers of the outdoors such as cars, other cats and dogs, your home is the safest place for your cat.
...that cats respond best to names ending in "ee"? That's why your cat will come to you even when you call "kitty, kitty!"
...the best time to switch from mother's milk to solid food begin around thee weeks of age? This is best managed by the mother cat but you can help her by feeding the kittens small quantities of canned cat food (chopped meat, etc.).
...that cats enjoying a daily saucer of milk is just a myth? Actually, most cats' systems can't tolerate it. Your cat will be much healthier and happier with a full bowl of cold water and a balanced, nutritious diet.
...that your cat prefers his food at room temperature? It brings out the rich aroma and full flavor your cat loves.
...your cat will nibble on your lawn not because he is looking for food but because he may need some roughage to help bring up furballs? Most name brand dry cat food includes natural fibe which helps your cat reduce furball problems.
...that cats can be as choosy as humans when it comes to food preferences? That's why it's important to try all flavors and varieties of cat food and keep a list of those that your cat prefers.
...feeding you cat table scraps can cause nutritional deficiencies? Table scraps are nutritionally inadequate and will only add pounds. It's best to feed a 100% complete and balanced diet found in all name brand cat foods.
...that it's good to arrange for comfortable places around the house for your cat to perch? It's a natural instinct for your cat to be up off the ground where he feels safe.
...that fish, poultry and meats are an excellent source of taurine, a nutrient vital for cats to maintain a healthy heart and good vision? Feeding your cat name brands of canned and dry food will assure the daily allowance of taurine needed to stay in top shape.