With all the backstabbing friends you may have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with, sometimes the best company you can get is from your pet.
For ages, people have declared a dog to be man's best friend but have you ever considered a cat instead? You may wonder how a cat can be a good company, especially with their aloof behavior. Well, not all cats want to lie on your lap all day. Matter of cat, some are so energetic that they will want to play all day!
Ever heard of the Bengal cat?
A Bengal cat is one of the liveliest companions you can ever wish for and here is the secret to ensuring you get at least a decade's worth of companionship.
1. Feed Your Cat Right
A proper diet is a foundation to a healthy you so why not give your Bengal cat the same?
Giving your cat the right food from the onset plays a significant role in ensuring it develops in the appropriate milestones.
Moreover, the immune system of your cat is hugely dependent on the food you provide. Therefore, poor nutrition is a precursor to ailments which can lead to premature death.
2. Engage your cat in physical activity
We put much effort into exercising. Imagine the sound sleep and warm blankets you deny yourself to have just for that morning run? Or the money you spend on gym subscriptions?
Well, you should match these efforts with that which you exert in engaging your Bengal cat in exercise.
Luckily, Bengal cats are naturally active, and you will not need to force them into it. So, if you are an outdoor person, you can walk your cat in the evenings after work.
Besides, you will also enjoy some fresh air and make new friends while at it. I mean, you don't see very many people walking a cat. 😮
Alternatively, if you are an indoor person, why not play with your cat in the comfort of your home?
3. Visit the Vet Regularly
You probably visit your dentist twice a year, even when your teeth are not in pain simply for a routine dental checkup.
Similarly, your Bengal cat needs to have regular checkups by a qualified veterinarian. You may not be aware, but cats need to not only have their teeth checked but also to have routine vaccines.
Apart from nutritious meals, high-quality healthcare will go a long way in giving your cat a long life.
4. Groom Your Cat
Cats are clean animals, and they bathe a few times daily using their tongue. However, that only goes as far as cleaning their bodies so you should keep your Bengal cat in top-notch condition.
Therefore, bathe your Bengal regularly, trim excess fur, and get rid of any stool lying around not only because of the stench but also to avoid food contamination.
You should also wash the cat's feeding equipment and prepare the food using clean water.
Moreover, keep their sleeping area pristine to prevent fleas and other bugs that can deteriorate your cat's growth and reduce their lifespan.
5. Get Rid of Pollutants
The world is increasingly becoming a den of chemicals which affect our animals and ourselves.
Your Bengal cat has a strong sense of smell to prevent it from food poisoning. Unfortunately, any chemicals present in the environment will still get in the cat's system simply by breathing.
Consequently, such pollutants may have severe health effects on your pet which can be fatal.
Therefore, to prolong your cat's life, be aware of your surroundings to prevent your cat from getting into contact with any chemicals.
A Bengal cat has an average lifespan of 12 -16 years but similar to humans; we can extend this limit with the tips mentioned above. So, book that appointment today with your vet and start taking your Bengal cat for routine checkups.
One of our readers that goes by the name of Kat Ross shared that their Bengal named "Piggy" is currently 19 years young.
Her secret to Piggy's long life is:
“The secret is a safe, stable, providing home and never EVER let them feel old. Be more gentle, but always keep them active and lots of cuddles. If you chose to be their mom, then own up and make sure they know that you still love them every day. :)”
Also sharing the below adorable grooming video of her two cats Piggy and Mr. Hobbes. Thanks Kat! 🙂
In conclusion, prepare well-balanced meals and take your cat for walks. If you would do anything to add a few more years to your life, why not do the same for your beloved pet?
After all, it is the little moments you share with your cat that will remain, once they are gone.
You might as well make these moments last longer with some old fashioned love and care.