Easy Ways To Increase Your Cat’s Lifespan

 One of the toughest parts of owning a cat is knowing that their lifespan is much shorter than human’s. In the wild, the average lifespan of a cat ranges somewhere between 2 to 16 years. A house cat can live from 12 to 18 years. The cat’s lifespan is determined by factors such as proper nutrition, exercise, medical attention, the breed, and more. This means that taking good care of your kitty will prolong its lifespan, and assure a healthy life too. As a owner, you can do your best in order to make sure that your furry buddy spends maximum time with you. Let’s have a look at the easy ways to increase your cat’s lifespan!

 Frequent Vet Visits

Routine tests will help treat possible life-threatening conditions in their early stage. When cats are in pain or sick, they do not express it. Regular vet checks will make sure that your feline friend is all healthy. Do this twice a year for regular checks, and as soon as you notice certain issues.

 Be Careful With Home Plants

It is well known that certain types of plants are toxic for the cats. Some of the most popular indoor plants, such as lilies are not suitable for a household with cats. Make sure that you check all of your home plants if they are on the toxic list. If your cat likes greenery then you can grow some wheat grass, as it is safe for cats. 

Healthy Diet

Same as humans, cats too need a well-balanced diet in order to stay healthy. When shopping for cat food, make sure that you get high quality. Cats are carnivores by nature, so they need to consume meat. When we go shopping, it is very likely that we would grab the most economic solution. Keep in mind that low-quality kibble is full of carbohydrates and will not offer proper nutrition for your cat. You can feed them both with wet and dry food, but make sure that it offers the needed nutrients for your cat to stay healthy. 

The meal quantity is as important too. Make sure that you control the cat’s daily intake of food for two reasons. First, eating too much food is the reason for cat obesity. Secondly, when the cat refuses to eat it means that it has health problems and it is time for a visit to the vet. When you control the food consumption, you can monitor the cat’s behavior and prevent health problems. 

Play With Your Cat

Cats are predators in the wild. When they are indoors, you need to make it possible for them to play. “Chase and catch” games are cat’s favorite, so make sure that you include proper toys. You can even use laser, as we know that cats are crazy about chasing the beam. These types of games are like an exercise and will keep the cat in good shape. 

Minimize Stress

Stress can be present in cat’s life. Consider the fact that cats are highly social and could use feline company. If you can, get them a buddy as this is beneficial. Mind that cats like to climb and scratch too. Scratch posts will help your kitty get rid of the stress and also stretch its muscles. 
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