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I still remember the day we decided to get our kitties. My children still love them soo much! They entertain us! They are definitely part of the family now. I'd worry if something happens to them.
At one point my silly love was about to make them unhealthy and I found this out just in time! They were FAT. I realized I was over feeding them. I had done all this research, but not how much to feed them. I just figured, I'd feed them when the dish was empty :)
Cat Health is very important, so I had to put them on a diet. I really wish I had known of the right cat food to use at that time to help with lowering the portions and the exercises.
This past week I was introduced to a new brand of pet food. I was able to visit my local PetSmart store and see the wide variety of pet foods offered by Royal Canin!
I was really amazed at the variety of pet food under one brand.
I remember when my kitties were spayed and neutered; it would have been great to have the right food for their stomach at the time. Especially that they were so young. Royal Canin would have been perfect for them!
You can be sure that whether your pet is indoor, outdoor, baby, kittens, adult cats, or by breed, Royal Canin will provide individualized nutrition for them. For our family, the Adult Fit from Royal Canin would be perfect for my kitties.
While I was shopping at PetSmart, I saw the coupon ad below about spending $50 and get a coupon worth $10. I love that they have coupons for us pet owners! It really helps with the budget, because for some of us, we need all the help we can get for our fur babies.
It was a good learning trip to PetSmart with my mother. We were even able to visit with the kitties who were waiting for adoption! They have all your pet needs!
What kind of foods do you feed your pets?
Do you visit your local PetSmarts for your pets needs?
Tips On Taming The Kitty Wars:
Now that you know where to find really good Pet Health Nutrition, here are some tips on how to Tame The Kitty Wars at your home.
When my kitties who are siblings were younger, they were so cute and loved playing together. As they've gotten older, I've seen where sometimes the brother bullies the sister.
I've had to make a few changes to make life easier for my heart and my baby girl bullied.
Cats, I learned, will fight turf wars over the available resources. So as an owner of a multi-cat home, I want to share these tips on how to tame kitty wars in the home.
1. Separate their food dishes
Their bowls were mouthfuls away from each other. They sometimes even shared water! There was no problem before, until I notice one cat began to growl and slash at the other. This in turn made the other cat watch at the perimeter, but never get to have any food. I was appalled.
Then the kids also noticed other things going on!
2. Separate their water bowls
It might seem an easy thing to share a water bowl, or take turns, but that doesn't work for cats. Save yourself the heartbreak and your kitty being hurt by the other cat and separate the bowls.
3. Double the Litter Boxes
It might be more work, but it beats having a cat going on your floor right? And if you have kids, they can always help with the litter box cleaning as a chore.
It turns out that the male cat had found another friend outside. He'd go out daily and have gaggles of fun/war with this other cat.
Come home and fight with his sister. So mean eh.
Cats are semi-domesticated animals that revert to their wild instincts, including aggression, in times of play, social interaction and stress. Aggression should be dealt with early on, long before it escalates or becomes unmanageable.
Kitty aggression can be caused by a number of things:
Play aggression - This is where the kitten was weaned too early and the mother didn't get enough time to teach how to play with the proper targets.
Mis-guided aggression - This happens when a cat becomes highly agitated by another cat or animal who has invaded their territory, and they do not know how to defend it.
Which explains why my cat became so aggressive with his sister after meeting that other cat.
If you can remove your cat or yourself from the occurring incident, that will be helpful.
If the aggression continues, the cats may need to be kept in separate rooms with closed doors and then slowly reintroduced to each other.
I noticed that if one of my cats stay away too long, they are met and walk around each other smelling each other until one walks away.
Switch the cats’ bedding, food bowls, and rooms, so that each cat can become acclimated to the other’s scent.
This can be tried consistently until it works, or try something else.
If you have used any other tips to tame aggression please share with me in the comments below.
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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure