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Five quick tips to make the most of their nine lives.

You know cats are complicated and great litter is simple. But taking care of all that happens outside the litter box can be simple too. Here are a few tips to help your furry friends live happy and healthy.

Talk to your doctor

Cats are as good at hiding illnesses as they are their feelings. Take your cat for annual checkups, stay current on their vaccines and always follow your veterinarian’s orders.

Brush only the teeth you want to keep

Dental problems are a leading cause of unplanned veterinary visits. Preventive care takes a little practice, but we have confidence in your abilities.

Think like Jack Sprat

Lightweight cats avoid multiple life-threatening conditions and substantially reduce their risk of costly injuries.

Give ‘em the snip

Bob Barker was onto something. In addition to helping control the pet population, spaying or neutering your cat can improve your pet’s behavior by making them less aggressive in addition to reducing the risk of multiple health issues.

Keep them close to the vest

Outdoor cats live an average of 1-5 years. Indoor cats can live up to 20 years. Take predators and motor vehicle accidents out of the equation and let your kitty live a healthier and longer life inside.