Give Your Furry Friend The Care They Need!
Clean Eyes Regularly
If you notice any build-up around your cat’s eyes, you should gently clean them with a pet wipe. This will remove tear stains and gunk, but it’s important to be careful not to poke their eyes. Do not use any product around the eye area, and look for signs of watery eyes, swelling, or other issues that you need to alert your vet about.
Carefully Clean Ears
Cleaning your cat’s ears can be challenging, but it helps your cat feel better and helps you identify potential issues. Wrap your cat in a towel and leave their head exposed, keeping them comfortable while also making it easier for you to clean their ears. Then, gently bend back the ear and wipe earwax with a pet ear wipe. Don’t use a cotton swab, as it could damage your pet’s ear.
Hairballs are usually harmless, but if your cat ingests too much fur it can lead to blocked intestines. There are few things you can do to help reduce hairballs:
- Brush your cat regularly, particularly if they have long fur
- Play with your cat — they groom more often when they’re bored
- Feed them a balanced diet — the right food and water help with digestion
If you provide your cat with scratching posts or scratch pads, your cat should be able to keep their nails in good condition. However, if you notice your cat catching their paws on blankets, clothes, or furniture more often, it’s best to give their nails a clip. Get yourself a quality nail clip with sharp blades and then slowly clip off the sharp tip of each nail.