Quick Tips for a Happy, Calm & Healthy Cat

  This post is sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of Ceva Cat.

our tuxedo cat, domino

 We’ve had our cat, Domino, for a decade…I think.  Frankly, I almost can’t remember life without him.  He’s been with us since we adopted him from a shelter, when our kids were little.  Now, they’re all taller than I am.  Domino is the only one who has stayed about the same size.  Well, there was a time when he got pretty fat, but then we got a puppy (who is now his best friend) and he got a lot thinner due to increased running and jumping.  Speaking of introducing new things to a cat, have you ever had a cat that freaks out when things change?  Our cat acts insane when we make changes to the house and when Spring arrives.  He’ll run through the house howling and then suddenly stop, look around and make us all wonder if the place is haunted.  If changes or new pets make your cat crazy, I’ve got some tips that can help you get them happy, calm and staying healthy.

 Quick Tips for a Happy, Calm & Healthy Cat

my cat domino playing with my quilt blocks

Play with your cat!  Most cats enjoy being interactive, so spend a little time engaged with your cat in play.  Domino’s favorite toys don’t come from the toy store.  He loves to play with pen tops and twist ties.  Just keep an eye on your cat if they like to play with weird stuff like that.  This is a picture of Domino playing with something he shouldn’t…the quilt top I was working on.  Oh well, it was pretty funny!

feliway ceva diffuser

Calm you cat with Feliway®!  One of the best things we ever got for Domino was a Feliway® Diffuser.   Feliway® creates a state of familiarity and security, which helps to comfort and reassure cats as they cope with a challenging situations, like moving, new pets and other things that can upset them.  We plugged ours in and could tell a difference in Domino right away!  I like that it is not a drug and mimics the naturally produced feline pheromone.  Using Feliway® may lead to the reduction or elimination of unwanted stress-related behaviors such as hiding, scratching and urine spraying.  I really, really recommend one of these!  You can get them through Amazon.

feliway travel spray and purple cat blanket

You can also reduce your cats stress by using Feliway® Spray.  It’s perfect at home and on the go.  You can spray some on a favorite blanket and help sooth your little furry friend.

Beautiful Tuxedo cat lying down

A happy cat is the best kind of cat!  One thing that makes Domino unhappy is traveling.  He can’t stand to be in his pet carrier, at all!  He howls and cries the whole time.  If you have a cat like that, my tip is to use Feliway® Wipes.  Wipe down the inside of your cat’s carrier to make your cat feel less stressed and more comfortable.  That makes trips more pleasant for everyone!

feliway wipes for cats

 Keep your cat healthy!  I want Domino to be around for a long time, so I have to make sure he’s not in any flea or tick danger.

domino lamp window

He’s an indoor cat, but sometimes he ventures out.

catego for cats flea and tick control

Even if you have an indoor cat, parasites can find their way into your home through other living and breathing things.  Yuck.  Catego™ is a powerful topical flea and tick control designed specifically for cats and only cats.  Thanks to its tube and patented applicator, it’s easy to apply.  Applying Catego™ topical treatment monthly can protect your cat from harmful parasites like fleas, ticks and lice.  Just one application, protects for a full month, treating cats and kittens over 1.5 pounds, 8 weeks or older.  Catego™ is currently available through Amazon and veterinarians, and will soon be available at PetSmart.  You can also check the Where to Buy section on CategoCat.com.

tuxedo cat eating

The last tip I have for keeping your cat or kitten healthy is to feed them a quality food that is geared toward their age and issues.  Domino eats an adult food with a hairball reducer.  We all appreciate that!

Quick Tips for a Happy, Calm & Healthy Cat

What other tips do you have for keeping a cat happy, calm and healthy?

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