In case you didn’t get the memo, I love cats. I mean, I really, really love cats! I love their fluffy little faces, their pink little noses, their scratchy little tongues…I even love their sassy little attitudes. So of course I try to take the best care of my kitties as possible, and that includes feeding our indoor cats, Stripes, Gizmo and Tarzan, Sheba Cat Food.
It’s funny, I’ve had cats my entire life, but it wasn’t until the past few years that I really began to learn about the necessary steps to ensure that my cats are healthy and happy. It really isn’t as simple as feeding them and cleaning out their litter box…
Cats Thrive on a Diet of Wet Cat Food
In the wild, cats don’t drink a lot of water. Cats get most of their moisture through their food; the guts and blood from their pray provide most of the moisture that they need. I grew up in a family that only fed our pets dry food, with the idea that wet food was just for fancy cats…well, that’s just not the case! Sheba Cat Food provides not just a nice meaty taste for our cats, but all of that gravy provides them with the moisture they need to properly digest their food.
After we began fostering kittens for the Humane Society and they told us to only feed them the wet food they provided, I began supplementing our own cat’s diet with wet food too. I noticed a difference not only in our cat’s bowel movements, but in the amount of water they drank as well!
I normally buy my Sheba Cat Food at Walmart because it always seems to be on rollback special for just .50! Right now you can even get a Buy 6, Get 1 Free coupon!
It is in a Cat’s Nature to Hunt and Stalk
Have you ever wondered why your cat seems to hide under furniture or in boxes? It’s in a cat’s nature to stalk prey, and that means that they must hide, climb to high spaces, sharpen their claws, and peer out at whatever they believe they are stalking. Felines have a natural instinct to see and not be seen, and if you encourage those instincts in a healthy, well-directed way, your cat will be happier and your furniture will be less damaged! ha!
While it may just seem like they are being weird and playing, that play is actually necessary for your cat to follow their instincts. Try encouraging this play by investing in cat furniture, like a cat tree house or lounge area. Lots of cat toys to bat around will ensure that your cats direct this energy on the appropriate things and not on your the legs of your furniture, straps to your purse, etc!
Have Your Cat Spayed or Neutered to Protect Their Health!
While I was growing up, I was taught that we should spay or neuter our indoor cats to prevent them from spraying and mating. When I owned cats as an adult, we would get our cats spayed and neutered because it’s been so difficult to keep them indoors – most of our cats have always been indoor-outdoor pets. After working with the Humane Society, I actually learned that you should have your cats spayed and neutered to help prevent illness and wild hormones.
Did you know that cats are more likely to develop cancer if they aren’t spayed or neutered? I also read somewhere that cats who aren’t spayed or neutered begin to develop feral behavior after about three years because of all of the hormones running through their system. Thinking back on it, this explains why our adult cats always began to act “crazy” and misbehave when they got older, eventually running away.
Gizmo and Tarzan were adopted from the Humane Society at just a few months old, and were spayed and neutered before we brought them home in December 2012. I can already see a difference in them compared to any other pet I’ve owned. They are so calm!
Well, that is, until it’s mealtime! When I bring out the Sheba Cat Food, all bets are off!
Stripes loves wet cat food, but he will eat the dry food just as easily. Since Gizmo and Tarzan came from the Humane Society, where they only feed kittens wet food, they are pretty choosy and prefer wet food. They are as bad as the dogs in the morning, meowing at me to feed them, even though there’s dry food in their bowls.
Can we say spoiled?
The first thing they do is lick up all of the gravy and then make short work of the meaty morsels.
After bathing themselves, they take a nap. Eat, play, sleep – that’s their entire day. Sometimes they fit in a little snuggle time with me, but I usually have to bribe them with treats and catnip.
These cats have an awesome life, right?
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