5 Things You Can Do Today to Prepare Your Pet for 2018

What a difference some advanced planning does for the welfare of your cat.

A new year provides you with many opportunities to do things differently than you did in previous years. If you want to do your best to take good care of your cat in 2018, there are some easy things you can do. Let these five things inspire your behavior going into the upcoming year so that you and your pet remain healthy, happy, and thrive always.

Tip #1: Schedule your cat’s annual exam with his or her veterinarian.

You can’t drive a car without keeping it up. It will eventually break down and not work optimally. There may be underlying issues that cause it to last fewer years than you expected it to.

The same logic can be applied to your cat and his or her health. Through regular examinations, you’re able to determine if there is a problem that needs fixing before you carry on with your day. You’re able to schedule “maintenance work” for your cat in the form of treatments, grooming, surgeries, and even regular medications which all prolong the life of your pet.

Tip #2: Vow to spend more quality time with your feline, petting and playing with him or her.

You can never get enough cuddling in with your pet. Cats, unlike dogs, aren’t as excited about being petted or hugged. That doesn’t mean that you can’t spend more time showing your affection to them.

Take time out of your busy schedule to lay on the couch or play on the floor together. Enjoy the time you have with your furry friend as he or she has their own unique personality. You’ll be grateful for these moments when your pet has passed because you have many memories to remember them by.

Tip #3: Update their bedding, toys, skincare products, and food bowls.

Give them the most comfortable existence possible. Your cat has needs just like you do. Do your part to get rid of worn or damaged items, and to stock up on Corigem products in the event your cat gets a hotspot or other form of irritation on his or her skin.

Tip #4: Make sure your contact information is up-to-date and found on your cat’s collar tag.

Don’t start out 2018 with a missing pet. Do your part to keep your cat safe from harm by making sure they have their shots, are wearing a collar with up-to-date information, have current photographs taken, and have their microchip data updated. That way, if they do go missing, you’ll be able to find them quickly through the help of others who know what to look for.

Tip #5: Track your cat’s weight to make sure he or she is healthy.

If your pet’s weight fluctuates, it can be due to two things. The first is a change in the amount you’re feeding your cat. You may be giving them more calorically than they need.

The second is an undiscovered illness. If you notice that your cat seems heavier or skinnier than usual, you’ll want to see what your vet has to say about it. It can make a world of difference in the overall health and well-being of your pet.

As you can see, there are many things you can do to plan for 2018. Keep your cat’s health and well-being in mind. After all, when your pet is happy, so are you!