This post has been sponsored by Purina®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Owning a cat can be a lot of fun and there’s no doubt, cats keep us happy and can be great companions. And while many people consider cats to be relatively easy to care for, it’s important to consider what will make your cat happy and healthy!
Having had cats all my life, as well as family members having cats, I can say without a doubt that cats have some pretty distinct personalities, so it’s important to get to know your cat. Generally, however, there are a few key tips to making sure you have a happy cat!
Make sure your cat has free roam. When you first get a cat, it can be common to keep them confined to a small space while they adjust. However, you should always aim to let your cat roam and feel comfortable. Cats can be curious and very opinionated, so respect when they want to be left alone and also make sure your home is cat-proof and safe.
Always discuss your cat’s health with the vet. In order to have a happy, healthy pet, feed them well. You may already feed your cat wet cat food, such as Fancy Feast®, Friskies or Purina® ONE, but consider why this is such a great choice!
Did you know that most cats don’t drink enough water? Including wet cat food into their diets helps increase their water intake, making for better overall hydration.
I find that cats truly love the different flavors and textures, too! Added to those reasons, I choose to feed our cat wet cat food because not only does it provide hydration, it also provides protein for lean muscle and is complete nutrition for a healthy cat. I always pick up extra cans while I’m at Walmart!
Playing is so important for cats! It helps make sure they’re not bored, keeps them trim, and helps them use their instincts. Engage in playing with your cat for a few minutes, more than a few times a day. Use interactive toys and leave out other things for them to play with, such as balls, squishy toys and mice. We picked up a whole bunch of new toys and do so regularly to keep things interesting for our cat. Walmart makes it easy to pick up healthy food plus new toys, accessories, feeding bowls, etc. all in one place.
You’ll quickly realize what your cat likes. Sometimes, the thing you thought would be their favorite cuddle spot will not be, and they’ll opt for something totally random, like a box or a basket.
Just like you, your cat needs regular check-ins with the vet—once to twice a year is usually standard. You can also make sure you are preventing things like fleas, ticks and providing vaccinations for common illness.
Keep these tips in mind as you care for your cat, and remember to try wet cat food like Fancy Feast, Friskies or Purina ONE with your cat!
I like to stock up at Walmart—it’s truly the best one-stop shop for all my pet needs and everything else we need, too!