Cats tend to be excellent in the self-care act of grooming, they spend approximately 30-50% of their day grooming themselves. (1) With that habit, it is inevitable that some hair will be consumed. The rough projections on their tongue help facilitate the movement of indigestible hair into the stomach. Generally, this hair will then move through the gastrointestinal tract and pass through the feces, however, sometimes hair can accumulate in the stomach and form a hairball.
Discover the risks of feeding table scraps to your pets in our latest blog post, which highlights the dangers of weight gain, harmful foods, and potential health issues. Learn how to maintain your furry friend's well-being while still bonding over mealtime with wholesome, pet-friendly treats. Keep your pets healthy and happy with our expert tips and advice.
As your pet ages, their health needs being to shift and you should institute a diet change. There are diets specifically designed to accommodate the needs of an aging animal. While senior pets may not have any ailments initially, they do become more likely to develop diseases such as kidney disease as they get older. Senior diets are designed to have a more highly digestible, and lower protein level than adult foods to maintain muscle mass.
Animal temperament is extremely important to consider when integrating a potential pet into your life especially when your household includes other people or animals. It is always recommended to research the rescue/shelter you plan to adopt from and learn their approach to animal health care.
Not all animals have the same requirements when it comes to food. Age and size are important factors to consider, young animals have different nutritional requirements than geriatric pets. Working animals have higher caloric demands and some pets have special allergies to take into consideration.
Adjusting to a new normal without your pet takes time. In these times, it is important to remind yourself to be kind to yourself and work through your emotions rather than ignore them. Many years went into developing a strong bond with your pet, and that is not something that easily goes away. It is a bond that will never break – their love and memory will always be in our hearts.
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