Cat care: Ensuring happy, healthy, well adjusted cats. #SubZeroDifference

Having a cat has health benefits.

People who love pets, whether cats, dogs or anything else, are a community among themselves, and the most likely candidates to reap the benefits of pet social networking.


Ensuring happy, healthy, well adjusted cats. l-r: Oliver, Mark, Mew and Frankie.
Clockwise from left: Oliver, Mark, Mew and Frankie.

Most pet owners treat their pet as part of their family, as should be the case – especially cat owners. They love talking about their cats and creating the ideal world for them where they can be active, have a reasonable amount of freedom, and remain valued members of the family. These are reasons there are so many sites for social networking for pet lovers and owners.

This post is sponsored by Nutrience®, PetSmart®, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the launch of Nutrience Subzero™ in PetSmart Canada but Feathering the Empty Nest only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nutrience and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article.

Cats have their own unique health requirements and issues, and one must take care of them properly to ensure good health and spirits. Only then can we reap the benefits of a happy, healthy relationship with happy, healthy cats, as well as other pets.

Petsmart LogoProper care of cats requires ensuring their ideal lifestyle, and health.

It’s important to know how to take care of regular activities including cleanliness, food habits, entertainment habits, etc. It’s also important to maintain regular immunization vaccines and health checks with the best available vets, learn training techniques by talking with an expert pet trainer, and any other assistance necessary to promote and maintain a pet’s well being. Some pets are so vulnerable, fragile and delicate that even a small miss can have tragic consequences, leaving the owner with heartache and remorse. Taking all the necessary precautions is the best way to avoid trouble.

Nutriscience Subzero.
Nutrience Subzero. Check out the PetSmart Facebook page.

One of the key concerns with the care of cats and dogs is the quality of their food. We have learned from experience and our own pets’ past suffering, that grains and fillers frequently cause allergic reactions – especially skin conditions. For our pets’ health and wellness, only high quality dog and high quality cat food that is grain free minimizes or outright eliminates these conditions.

One food we use for our cats, Nutrience Grain Free Subzero® Fraser Valley Formula Cat Food, is made for Canadians (both two and four legged) by Canadians, and is a protein-rich food with freeze-dried Nutriboost. Four distinct varieties made in small batches with green-lipped mussels, pacific cod liver, pumpkin, and Acadian kelp, depending on which one you select, Subzero offers the nutrition of raw food.

It’s a dry food that delivers the nutritional benefits of raw food that is engineered to maintain the health of pets at all life stages.

One of our two cats, Mew. Ain’t she sweet?

Subzero benefits cats of all breeds and life stages. The quantity of food your cat requires is dependent upon size, age, activity level and environment. Simply start with our recommendations, adjust as needed and make sure to always have fresh water available. It is crucial to transition slowly from one food to another.

Pet social networking is becoming more popular because people love sharing knowledge and expertise on pet health and lifestyle, and it is important for quite a few reasons.

First, your busy life schedule might not let you find out enough about the latest in the veterinary world that can help your pet stay healthier.

Second, having a pet of any kind can be heartbreaking and frustrating if it doesn’t respond to you and is unruly and wild. Pet social networking could be a common platform where pet training techniques are discussed and pet owners get to know how to make their pets more disciplined and obedient.

Pet symptom diagnosis is a great advantage of pet social networking. If you have an active cat that has suddenly gone quiet, you may not guess it could be a problem with its digestion process unless someone who has had similar experiences answers your questions. This will help you deal with the pet’s health better by taking the right steps.

Another advantage of pet social networking is to find out about local veterinarians, owner experiences with pet foods and other pet products. Talking to people who live in the same areas is beneficial because the information provided by these experienced pet owners can only be a positive basis on which to make decisions about your pet’s care. On any given day, it is better to know someone who knows about the solutions and can make suggestions rather than trying to find someone after the problem has started or become worse. Pets, and especially cats, are unlike human beings and cannot express their discomfort, which is what makes us all the more important to our beloved pets.

They do depend on us  to love them, care for them, and they always love us unconditionally in return.


PetSmart is holding a national in-store event with demos on Saturday, November 28, 2015. If you bring in a bag of competitor product, you can receive a bag of SubZero for free.


Have any questions? PetSmart is at and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


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About Christine Blythe

Christine is the owner and author for her three blogs: Empty Nest Ancestry, Feathering the Empty Nest, and Top Web Blog Tips. Periodically, if a post topic is appropriate to either of her other blogs, they will be published as a guest post by CJB.

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