1. Look up!

Invest in vertical spaces for your felines. Cat trees, window perches, shelves, or even a bed on top of the cabinet. Our kitties love to be up high so they can see everything that’s going on and all the climbing is great for maintaining a healthy weight.

2. Don’t force friendships.

Any time you have guests, make sure all eyes are on you and not your nervous kitty. Large groups of strangers can be very intimidating and it’s important to provide pets with a safe and quiet place to relax away from the commotion.

3. A little goes a long way.

Spending quality time with your kitty is important for your relationship and their mental health. Even just 5 minutes of play time, petting, or grooming can strengthen your bond. Don’t let their independent personalities fool you, they love the attention!

4. Take a deep breath.

Smell that? It’s the litter box. Having fresh, clean litter available at all times is critical for your cat’s mental, emotional, and physical health. There are countless issues that can arise simply because the little box is not cleaned frequently enough. If you can’t clean it every day, commit to changing your cat’s litter box at least 2-3 times a week. Your house will smell clean and your cat will be happy, win-win!

5. Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Cats over seven years old are senior citizens. At this point in their lives, regular checkups and lab work are important for your pet’s doctor to catch any early signs of disease. Some of the most common diseases in cats arise later in life and are easily managed when caught early!