Brushing your cat once a week will help your cat especially if the cat is older and can't groom itself. When you brush your cat it will remove dirt, grease, dead hair, skin flakes and stimulate blood circulation, and it will improve the overall skin condition. Seek a veterinary if there is excessive scratching, chewing, licking, or bald patches. Shedding all year round is a normal process for indoor cats. Keeping an eye on your cat's ears once a week for debris, wax, and infection will help sensitive sonar detectors.
When it's time to feed your dog, there are fun, creative things you can try that will both satisfy their hunger and give them a bit of a workout. For dogs that are food motivated to spread meals throughout different parts of the house or throw kibble, having your pet chase it is an excellent way to get them moving. A kong or puzzle toy will mentally stimulate the dog. Dog gets very excited when you play food games with them. Place a treat under a tennis ball, balled-up-sock place a treat underneath it, he dog has to figure out which thing contains the treats. Once the dog gets the idea gradually add more balls and socks hide the treat under them it is a good way for your dog to sniff out where the treat is. This is good for senior dogs that may start to experience diminished eye-sight and hearing as they get older. Combine different types of food or treats to keep it interesting. Start easy and gradually make it harder when once they understand the game. Lots of encouragement and praise.
“co-op” is a type of residential housing option that the owners do not own their units outright. Some “co-op” the board or management is asking for a pet registration policy. Check your building's governing documents to see what the pet rules are. Pet owners are now being asked to provide details about their pets including distinguishing features, vaccinations history, and contact information for the veterinarians and pet sitters. Some co-op the board or management will ask for fecal samples from pets.
Most cats like unscented litter and a private location for their litter box. They also like the litter about one to two inches deep and not a small litter box. Some cats like their litter boxes very clean. Changing the litter type is enough to set a cat off. If a cat is pooping on the floor else-ware might be upset stomach, intestinal parasites. Also, take a look at what's new in your cat life. Some cats with house soiling might have urinary tract disease. Take the cat to the vet for a checkup.
Often the stress level is the root of litter box issues, cats don't deal well with stress. Try playing classical music when you are not at home. Have sessions of play with a toy wand that he/she likes, give your cat a treat, and spend more time with it. If an older cat won't use the litter box, it could be because it's in pain, squatting might hurt, stepping into the litter box might be more difficult.
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