Let’s face it… every pet parent wants to avoid a vet visit if possible. Cats aren’t fond of car rides or being picked and prodded by a veterinarian. While it’s important that we take our cats in for their annual checkups and dentals, we all want to avoid those emergency visits. Right now most of us are quarantined in our homes, so we want to steer clear of having to leave the house anyway.
Since we began in the pet nutrition industry, we’ve learned the importance of being proactive with our cats’ health. As humans, we take vitamins and supplements and we try to eat right and exercise so that we can stay healthy live longer. Why wouldn’t we do the same for our cats? Especially now.
How To Avoid Unnecessary Vet Visits
One of the best things we can do for our cats’ health is feed them a species appropriate diet. What that means is a diet that’s biologically appropriate for cats. Proper nutrition is foundational for health – and the healthy function of the body’s organs, joints and muscles. Cats, as obligate carnivores, should be fed a mostly meat diet. If the first few ingredients in your cat’s food is wheat, corn, rice, etc. then this isn’t species appropriate. Because our kitties have a low thirst drive, it’s also imperative that they get the majority of the moisture (water) they need from their food. Feeding a moisture rich diet – that’s high in animal protein and low in carbs – is best.
Next, let’s think of our cats as our family. If you have children right now I bet you’re making sure they take their vitamins and supplements, right? Giving your cat some simple supplements, like vitamin C, can help keep their immune systems strong and inflammation down. This means that they’ll be less likely to get sick – so you’re more likely to avoid a vet visit.
We believe that proactive cat parents will change the longevity of the feline species. The more we do to keep our kitties happy and healthy at home, the longer we’ll have them with us. 🙂
Recommended Liquid Vitamin C for Cats