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Keeping your cat happy and healthy

When cats are healthy, it shows in playtime, feeding time and downtime. It shows from head to tail. From the inside out.

The Whole Body Health Project provides easy tips, routines, and guidelines you can use every day to check in on your cat's appetite, behavior, and body condition and help promote her health and happiness for a lifetime.

A HEALTHY APPETITE IS ESSENTIAL FOR LIFELONG HEALTH

Appetite is often the first sign of health in your cat. That's because as natural hunters, a cat's day is focused on a cycle of seeking, eating and digesting food.

When your cat is getting the balanced nutrition she needs for each life stage, it will show in her eating, behavioral and physical habits every day. That's why every ingredient in Purina ONE cat food has been carefully selected by our experts to promote your cat's whole body health for life.

To start building healthy feeding routines today and every day, determine your cat's daily preference for feeding. Check in and see how your cat eats over the next few days: Is your cat normally a quick eater? A grazer?

By establishing your cat's normal eating behaviors and patterns, you will be better able to notice when any small changes occur that could be indicators of your cat's inner health.

WHAT'S YOUR CAT'S UNIQUE PERSONALITY?

Once you've established a baseline for your cat's daily feeding routine, it's time to look at your cat's typical daily sleep and play patterns. When your cat feels good on the inside, it's revealed on the outside in how she plays, sleeps and interacts with you every day.

In general, cats display one of three different personalities—bold and bossy; shy and timid; and cool and calm. Monitor your cat's behaviors over the next few days, and learn more about her unique personality traits, so you can better contribute to her whole body health with feeding, grooming, and daily play routines tailored to her unique needs.

CHECK YOUR CAT'S BODY CONDITION

Physical signs that your cat is getting the nutrition she needs for whole body health can be seen every day, from teeth to tail.

Along with establishing a baseline of your cat's typical daily appetite and behaviors, it's important to look at your cat's current body condition.

Are your cat's eyes bright and clear? Is her coat glossy? Is she hydrated? Some physical signs that your cat is getting the nutrients her body needs ever day include pink gums, healthy teeth, a glossy, thick coat and a healthy weight.

Checking in on your cat's appetite, behavior, and physical health every day not only helps promote lifelong health, it helps you bond, too!

Know the signs of health to look for and learn more about building whole body health for a lifetime.

From WebMD