|PJ Tricky. My prince on his velvet throne.|
That wasn't my most clever move, and I am now a much more mature and careful cat mom. Our cats now ride in proper carriers when they are in the car, keeping them safe and mostly calm. And regular veterinary visits, carefully chosen food, and a timely litter box routine are no-brainers. Although I will admit that the litter box is sometimes "out of sight, out of mind" when I get busy. My late girl, Jezebel, would make known her displeasure with the state of her litter by peeing on the mat in front of our shower stall. It was a clever and effective approach, as well as being appropriate - if her bathroom was dirty, mine would be too!
I knew in Jezebel's case that she was making a statement, but if you find your cat is consistently urinating outside of his litter box, please connect with your vet! This is not normal cat behaviour and could be a sign of illness. Urinary infections are common in cats and in fact have been shown to be the #1 reason cat owners bring their pets to the vet (according to US pet insurance data 2012).
Hill’s® Science Diet®, a leader in the pet food market for more than 70 years, has recently launched a new cat food formula focused on two of the most prevalent feline health issues - urinary health and hairballs. The Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Urinary Hairball Control provides balanced nutrition to support the health of the entire urinary tract, offering:
- Optimal level of magnesium
- Natural fiber to comfortably reduce hairballs
- Clinically proven antioxidant benefits
- No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
This is a maintenance diet for adult cats, and is not designed to treat existing problems such as crystals. It is the only cat food on the market designed to address both of these key issues. I think it's worth checking out. Keeping our pets healthy and happy is a high priority, and starting with the right nutrition is key.
This Urinary and Hairball formula is available at PetSmart locations, and online at PetSmart.ca. Hill's recommends that you speak with your veterinarian to discuss the best food for your cat, so why not bring this one up at your next visit?
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|A healthy cat is a happy cat.|