Prepping Your Cat for Spring Time

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Spring is here! With the change of season, we love to think about gardening, spring-cleaning and other home projects. As you tackle your to-do-list, make sure your cat is prepped for the upcoming changes. 

Easter Grass. Spring brings Easter baskets filled with eggs, chocolate and fake grass. Did you know that those plastic green strings can cause gastrointestinal obstructions for pets? Cats love to play with these and can swallow the strands. Make sure to be keep these away from your feline friend.

Plants and Flowers. Speaking of Easter, a favorite indoor plant is the Easter Lily. Although a very beautiful sight, this plant and related lilies along with daffodils and tulips are very toxic to cats. They can cause vomiting and your cat can become very lethargic. If possible, keep this plant out of the house. 

Natural Spring Cleaning. It’s that time of the year to put away the winter gear and get ready for summer. That means we are probably doing a lot of cleaning. If that’s the case, make sure not to use harsh chemicals. Many cleaning solutions are harmful to all animals. Try using a pet-safe alternative that doesn’t contain bleach, ammonia, formaldehyde, isopropyl alcohol or any other harmful chemical. Instead look for products that are eco-friendly and made with biodegradable ingredients.

Grooming Your Cat. Warm weather means a lot of shedding for your cat so make sure to brush your cat because it removes dirt, grease and dead hair. Brushing her once or twice times a week along with feeding her holistic cat food can give her skin and coat a healthy glow. 

Spay and Neuter. Spring is kitten season. While kittens are absolutely adorable, many end up at shelters and rescues. Resources like food, money and space are already hard and the chances of an adult cat being adopted diminishes as they are generally overlooked by potential adopters when there are cute kittens all over the place. How can you help? Spay and neuter your cat. It can save a life of a shelter pet.