Itâ€™s probably true to say that most people who enjoy the company of cats in their home are particularly conscious of providing good cat health care.
Optimising good cat heath care will not only provide your cat with the potential of a long life, but also of a healthy, carefree one, too. Itâ€™s very satisfying to see your cat happy, healthy and enjoying life.
What is the single most important thing you can do to ensure the your cat enjoys the best health?
Is it immunising your cat against all the common or known feline diseases?
Is it keeping your cat indoors, away from potential hazards such as fighting or car accidents?
Is it having them sterilised?
Perhaps itâ€™s in keeping their sexuality entire?
Could it be ensuring their teeth are clean?
What about providing a loving, secure and safe home?
There are probably as many opinions about whatâ€™s important in cat health care as there are people!
Important though some of the above are, I donâ€™t think any of them are as important to optimise good cat health as something that they do every day.
Diet and nutrition are of top priority in maintaining the health of your cat. To my mind, this is the single most important aspect in maintaining anyoneâ€™s health., not just for your cat
You may be feeding your cat a top cat food, recommended by your veterinarian. You may feel that, with all the advertising, proprietary brands are the best cat food. But are they?
We all know that advertising makes hollow promises, as the advertiser is more concerned with making money than giving you the facts.
But surely you can trust your veterinarian. Canâ€™t you?
Did you know that the top pet food manufacturers financially contribute to veterinary colleges? I may be old fashioned, but to me that means the colleges arenâ€™t completely impartial. After all, you donâ€™t bite the hand that feeds you.
I suspect, that since you have reached this article, youâ€™re searching for another way to improve your catsâ€™ health, other than that recommended by your veterinarian – which is invariably everyoneâ€™s first choice.
Contrary to popular belief, and to most vets who sell processed food, it is the processed food itself which wreaks such havoc with cat health. Cats evolved by hunting animals and consuming most of it immediately.
Their digestive system has evolved to cope with this. Cooked, processed, preservatives and the very low grade meat by-products which are the basis for the majority of proprietary cat food on the market, is the single, most damaging factor in the deteriorating health of your cat.
If your cat gets all his nutrition from raw food, you will see a remarkable transformation in a matter of days.
But you need to get the balance right. You need to get the quantity and variety right for a good, all round balanced diet. Otherwise you could run the very real risk of one or more deficiencies. A serious deficiency can be fatal.
And you need to know about the de-toxing effect a change to a good diet entails.
When I first started introducing raw food to my cats, it was fraught with difficulties. I made mistake after mistake. After studying and applying various other therapists ways, I finally worked out what worked and what didnâ€™t. What they said was right and what just couldnâ€™t work.
So I wrote a book about cat health, based on my own experiences. I wish Iâ€™d had it before I embarked on that particular adventure. It would have saved me so much anxt.
When you address this so very important aspect of cat health, the spin off is enormous – professional therapist fees are cut back drastically.
Is there anyone alive who doesnâ€™t love a win-win situation?