The Older Cat

As your cat gets older he will require more sleep. My older cats like to sleep in the warmest place possible in my house. They like to sleep next to heat runs and in heated cat beds.

All of my older cats still love to play with cat toys. By having a young cat in the house with your older cat will make your older cat more active. My older cats still rule in my house.  If they want to sit on my lap they give my young house cat a gentle little nip on the rump and my lap is theirs now.

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Some older cats get arthritis and your vet can give them some pills to lessen their pain. The older cat does not maneuver around as good as he used to. He might jump on top of something and knock things down now.

I have had several cats live to be eighteen years old. They were very limber up to about age seventeen. They would still chase rabbits and kill mice. One of my fifteen year old outdoor cats had one kitten on Dec. 1 . She managed to keep the kitten alive. She would sit on her kitten most of the day to keep him extra warm.

Older cats will not be able to groom themselves like they used to. The barbs on their tongues wear down with age. Help your older cat by brushing and combing out his hair and his coat will have that magnificent luster once again. Remember your older cats immune system is not what it used to be. Make sure all of his shots are up to date and remember to keep all of his annual checkups with your vet. You and your cat can enjoy each others company for many years to come. I hope you and your cat stay happy and healthy to a ripe old age.

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What Does It Take For A Happy Cat

A Happy cat loves to be patted and loved and appreciated. My cats love to sleep on soft, comfortable and clean bedding. Fresh water everyday is a must for having a healthy and happy cat. My cats love to have cat treats everyday and plenty of toys to play with.

Cats love to interact with other cats. They like to wrestle with each other and cuddle up together on cold winter nights. Sometimes my cats have their heads resting on each other as they take their afternoon cat naps. Cats love to lay close to you and lick your hand or play with your hair.

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Cats love heated cat beds in the winter and heated water bowls. Cats also like fresh cold water in the summer months as their water heats up quickly outdoors on the toasty summer days.

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Take your cats to your vet for regular checkups as an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure as the old saying goes. Keep all of your cats shots up to date for your safety, your cats safety and the safety of  the people that help care for your cats while you are traveling.

Cats love to be groomed by you depending upon your particular cats likes and dislikes of certain grooming tools. Cats love to groom each other and they take a lot of pride in their cleanliness. A cat can spend many hour a day on just grooming itself.

Cats love to be showered with attention.  Cats enjoy fish, turkey, chicken and other good quality cat treats. My cats are happy when they are playing with catnip filled cat toys. My cats love to play with a fish on the end of a stick. All of my cats like tuna canned in water. Pamper your cat with love, treats and healthcare for a purrectly happy cat.

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How My Outdoor Cats Entertain Themselves

Outdoor kittens love to chase after leaves that have fallen off of the trees in the fall. The kittens will pounce on the leaves and chase after them as the wind blows them around. Kittens will play with their Mother’s tail. Young kittens love to wrestle with each other. Mother cats love to take their kittens with them while they hunt in the fields and ditch’es for mice. Kittens learn their hunting skills from their Mother.

My cats that live outdoors love to bask in the sun and lay on the warm cement by my house. Some of my outdoor cats like to roll around in the dry dirt in the garden or field. Rolling around in the dry dirt helps remove excess oil from your cats hair so in essence they are taking a dirt bath. Outdoor cats love to roll around in the garden while I am working in the garden.

My outdoor cats love to take a sunbath on my deck when the sun is out. My cats enjoy my deck even in the winter months if the sun is out. Maggie loves to watch birds eating at my bird feeder. Maggie has never tried to eat any of the birds at my bird feeder I think she knows I would not be happy with that.

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My outdoor cats make sure my buildings are rodent free. I have watched Maggie going around to the corn crib and old machine shed and looking inside of the buildings for mice. Outdoor cats catch and eat a lot of rodents along with the dry cat food that I put out for them each and everyday.

I have a few cat toys in my outdoor cat building for my cats to play with. They have a catnip mouse and four cat toy balls to roll around on the building floor.

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Grooming

Grooming your cat is very important for the overall health.

I prefer using a long wire comb purchased at a pet store. The wire combs are good at pulling out their matted fur. I used a comb for a person on my short haired cats. An older cat cannot effectively clean the back of their back anymore. It is important to comb all of the old fur from their back to maintain a healthy shiny coat of fur.

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