Do you have a furry feline in your family? If so, you might know just how great these companions can be, as they require minimal training and time consumption. If you are yet to have a furry friend but are looking into acquiring one, we at PriVet have a simple guide for you to understand the most important aspects of cat care. Contact us today if you require a cat vet within the LA and Orange counties!
Cats require a properly balanced diet to support their overall lifestyle. We recommend using high-quality, brand-name cat food, avoiding fillers or unnecessary processed ingredients. Along with that, cats should be drinking fresh, clean water at all times, making sure to wash the bowl every day. Our vets can assess your cat to determine the best diet for them, considering age, activity level, and health.
Health and Wellness
Health and wellness are essential for any animal. Your cat should give us a visit at least once a year, or immediately if they are sick. Yearly checkups let us know how well their health is doing, giving us the chance to adjust their lifestyle if need be. They should also receive their vaccinations, but this can depend on age and overall health.
All indoor cats require a litterbox to relieve themselves. This should be placed in a quiet and accessible area within the home, and you should avoid moving it often. Cats are pretty stubborn and they will not use a dirty litterbox, so make sure to clean it at least once a day! You should also replace the litter itself at least once a week and wash the box as well.
If you have ever seen a cat living its life, you have likely noticed that they love to scratch. No, they are not doing this just to be mean as they scratch up your furniture! They scratch to expose a smoother, sharper claw underneath an old outer shell. Provide your cat with a stable scratching post so they can effectively treat their nails. You can even cut their nails about every three weeks, making them relatively blunt and less likely to harm someone or furniture.
If you have or recently acquired a cat, let us at PriVet be your one-stop-shop in LA and Orange Counties for their vet needs! Learn more about your cat today on our website!