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Our Top 6 Cat Care Tips

Our Cat Forest is open and filled with cats again, and we want to make sure they get the best quality of care. Here's our top 6 cat care tips to help keep your kitty happy and healthy!

1. Cut their claws regularly

Some cats don't properly shed their claw sheaths, so we suggest cutting your cat's nails every 2 - 3 weeks. It also makes them easier to cuddle, and prevents claws getting caught in blankets etc.

The 'quick' is the pink part of the claw and it's where the nerves and blood vessels are. Do NOT cut this sensitive part.

Make sure to use pet nail clippers! If you need a lesson on how to trim nails properly, ask your local vet.


2. Moving water is more appealing

Have you ever noticed your cat drinking from a tap or shower? Your cat's instincts tell them that running water is safer than still water.

So, a water fountain with a filter helps keep their water clean and fresh.

If you're looking for a water fountain we're introducing Petkit's smart water fountains. We use one in the Cat Forest and highly recommend it!


3. Brush that silky soft fur

Brushing their fur removes dirt, grease, skin flakes and dead hair. It also minimizes hair shedding around your home, and reduces the amount of hair they ingest when grooming themselves.

Before brushing, check their coat to make sure there's no matting, skin problems or fleas etc.

Brush the whole coat evenly and avoid brushing one spot for too long.

Some of our favourite brushes are the Pidan Comma brush and the Pidan Deshedding Tool which has a version for short-hair or long-hair cats.


4. Protect those teeth!

A huge percentage of cats develop dental problems during their lifetime, leading to pain and health problems. To prevent this, it's important to brush your cat's teeth.

This can be challenging, but there are a variety of options out there so research what is best for you and your kitty. We also recommend an annual dental cleaning by a vet!

In addition, we suggest using a non-invasive option to supplement their oral care routine.

To maintain a clean mouth and fresh breath, we recommend using Cature Plaque-Stop. Plaque turns into tartar, a hard deposit on the teeth. It can also cause gum infection and inflammation, bringing discomfort and making it difficult to eat.

If your cat has signs of plaque, tartar build-up, or redness of the gums, we recommend bringing your cat for an oral exam and teeth cleaning at the vet. 

5. Wipe away their tears (and clean those eyes)

Clean up any tear marks or gunky residue right away so it doesn't dry on their cute face. Use a moist cotton ball or Pidan wet wipe to wipe their eyes.

Always wipe away from the inner corner of the eye, and use a fresh cotton ball for each eye.

We recommend Cature Eye Cleanser to clean their eyes of foreign bodies like dust, sand, pollen or tear marks. 


6. Keep those paws happy

Your cat's feet should always be kept clean, and make sure to check them regularly for any cuts, splinters, swelling etc.

If needed, trim the long hair between their toes as it can make their feet slippery!

We recommend Cature Purelab Waterless Paw Cleaning Foam for dirty paws, especially if your cat enjoys trips to the park or running in the yard! It's a micro foam with a soft silicone brush that removes odours, dirt and bacteria, and relieves skin irritation and itching.

Have a purrfect day, and we hope you learned something useful in this article!

-Sequoia Hornsby