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5 Ways To Keep Your Adult Cat Healthy & Happy

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As a multi-cat family it is important that we give each of our cats the right nutrition and care that each of them needs, depending on age and health. Even if your cats are the same age, we have five kittens from one liter, they can have different health issues/needs. So we try to be careful of what each of our cats particular needs are and to cater to those needs as best as possible, which is easy when you have a PetSmart in your town. 

PetSmart is a one-stop location for all of our pet needs. At PetSmart we can find everything from pet care items (flea care, shampoo,etc.), bedding, toys and an incredible variety of food. Here we can get the food we feed the kittens, their favorite brand of snacks..meal add-ons plus the food we buy Fluffy, their mom. As an adult cat, who had several liters before getting fixed, she has digestive issues and needs as much nutrition as possible in her diet.

Purina® Pro Plan® PRIME PLUS Chicken &Rice Formula Adult 7+ Dry Cat Food has her needs covered: With a proprietary blend proven to improve and extend the life of cats age 7 and older (Findings based on cats exclusively fed a complete diet with the proprietary blend vs. cats fed the complete and balanced diet alone.)

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Fluffy loves Purina® Pro Plan® PRIME PLUS Chicken & Rice Formula Adult 7+ Dry Cat Food, which is really good for her. It  improves microflora for a balanced digestive system - having lived as a stray all her life before coming here, she's definitely dealt with some digestive problems. It also strengthens her immune system and helps her build lean muscle mass, helping to keep her at a healthy weight. 

Something else really important for cats is having healthy skin and on this diet her skin and coat is really flourishing.

And as much as Fluffy loves dry food and could be happy on that alone, I do love to incorporate wet food a few times a week into her meals. Wet food is something that we know makes our cats extra happy, so we always make sure to have some in the house. This Purina® Pro Plan® PRIME PLUS Adult 7+ Seafood Varieties Pack is her favorite and really livens up her regular mealtimes - she gets to enjoy a can a few times a week or when she's feeling a bit down and needs a little pick me up, like on days we visit the vet. 

Regular vet visits are also important when it comes to ensuring your cat leads a healthy, happy life. So - while it's something none of us enjoy, Fluffy cries the entire time and my wallet cries after, it's something we do a few times a year. Is there anything as soul crushing as the sound of your pets crying their heart out?

But it's okay, after a regular check up and a nice meal we can get to doing one of Fluffy' favorite things, brushing her coat and giving her extra scratchies.

This along with watching her babies play seem to be the things that also make her happiest. While she no longer runs after balls and chases her kids, she does love to sit and watch them play all day long. 

Those are just some of the ways that we ensure our adult cat is happy and healthy. Fluffy is such a good cat and she deserves a good life after spending years on the street. She'd had a few liters before but none of her babies had ever made it. But this time she is getting to make up for all those lost babies and she is one of the best cat moms I have ever met.

How do you keep your pets healthy and happy? Visit the social hub to see how others are meeting their pets needs with the right diet and Pro Plan® Prime Plus™.

Dispelling Myths About Plan B One-Step

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Isn't it amazing how quickly life passes by, especially if you're a parent? This year my little boy turns 6. He just finished his first year of school (TK) and will be attending Kindergarten in August. I swear, it feels like he was just born yesterday, and all of a sudden he's in school having Inquiry Night for a school project he did on frogs. How did my son get so big and where did the years go?

One thing is for sure when I look at my little boy and our lives - I don't want to have any more kids. Sometimes I think I would be willing to have more kids, once I have a better job and Julius is older, when our lives are more stable. But then there are other times that I think that I would be happy just to have this one child, and there is nothing wrong with that. Big families aren't for everyone and it could very well be that he will be my only child. 

We all know life is a rollercoaster and things could completely change, I could decide to have another child next year or in five years. Only one thing is certain - and that is that for the time being I will not be having any more kids and that is why I am very careful with my family planning, using regular contraceptive methods, and I am grateful to the backup family planning options we have now, like Plan B One-Step emergency contraception.

There is a lot of information about Plan B One-Step out there, but so much of it is wrong. When looking into emergency contraception, you want to be as informed as possible. Today I want to share some facts about Plan B One-Step and I want to help dispel some of the myths about it.

One of the biggest myths about emergency contraception is that you’re “some type” of woman for needing it. The only type of woman you are when turning to an option such as Plan B One-Step, is a smart and responsible one who knows that there are options for her. When using Plan B because you’ve had unprotected sex or a birth control slip-up, you take control of your body and your future. Sure, you want to be mindful of this option and should never use it as your regular contraception, but it’s there for us and there is absolutely nothing wrong with turning to it.

Plan B One-Step Facts

●      There is no age restriction and you do not need an ID or prescription to purchase it. You can find it in the family planning section at many of your local stores, I found it at Walgreens. If you can't find it on the shelves, ask the pharmacist and they can help you locate it – no questions asked.
●      Plan B One-Step is not an abortion pill and it will not affect an existing pregnancy. The active ingredient, levonorgestrel, is the same ingredient in many common birth control pills – just at a higher, single dose. Plan B works mainly by delaying ovulation – it helps to prevent pregnancy BEFORE it begins.
●      The sooner you take it, the better it works - Plan B must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex or birth control failure.
●      Taking Plan B One-Step will not impact a woman’s future (or long-term) fertility.

Now that you have the facts about Plan B One-Step, you are able to make an informed decision about it. There is nothing to be ashamed of, this is your life and only you are in charge of your family planning. I for one am grateful to know that Plan B is available to me, over the counter and just a few blocks away at Walgreens, should the need arise.

Find out more about Plan B One-Step and grab a coupon for $10 off your purchase here.

Pampering The Cat/s In Your Life

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A lot of people wonder how crazy it is to live with 6 cats but it's not really all that hard. Yes they require a little extra work and feeding time can get crazy when there are so many underfoot, but at the end of the day they make our life better.

If I ever have a really tough day and feel extra crappy, I come home and sit among them. Even though none of our cats are super friendly and don't love to be held, they do love to hang out and chill with me. Once I sit anywhere in the house they slowly find their way around me. Something about this mom cat (who was once alone on the streets) now comforting me with her little family, just makes me feel so much better.

That's why making sure that they have a good life is important. Today I am sharing just a few of the ways that our cats get a little bit of pampering, starting with how we perk up their meals a few times a week.

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Shop at PetSmart:
PetSmart is a perfect place to pick up all of your cats needs and super convenient when you don't have time to shop at different stores. At PetSmart you can find everything from food and bedding to toys and collars. My cats are not exactly outgoing so they have never been in-store but if you have a cat that goes out on a leash, then they would love the PetSmart experience for sure. They can shop in-store with you and help pick out their own goodies and probably make you spend more than you intended, just like kids do. 

But I really do love how convenient it is to shop in one place for our cats and how I can always find a little something to bring them home. If you have cats then you know how much they love toys, especially the little rolling balls that keep getting lost no matter how many you buy. 

Buy your cats Purina Fancy Feast® complements for a delicious treat addition to their mealtime: 
Fancy Feast® complements, available in filets, broths or appetizers are a great to complement your cats meals. These are smaller portions and are not intended to be served as a full meal. But as an appetizer before your cats regular food or as a treat. These complements definitely hit the spot and our cats love finding out that they are getting a special treat whenever they see the little packages. 

Their favorite is the Fancy Feast® Broths Tuna Whitefish Shrimp Classic Broth, which gives them a perfect portion of broth with pieces of seafood to enjoy before their dry food. 

What a way to perk up their mealtime!

With 6 cats it can get expensive to buy wet food all of the time, that's why our cats eat a diet of mostly dry food but Fancy Feast® complements make it easy and affordable to be able to pamper them with something special a few times week.  

Add purely Fancy Feast® Filet whole, flaked or as a topper to your cat’s meal:
Purely Fancy Feast® Filet can be flaked on top of your cat’s dry food, break it into a tender treat, or even serve it whole. These 100% natural filets are an even easier way to make your cats current food even better! I like to break these filets into pieces and really mix them into a bowl of dry food, that way every bite is a treat. 

These filets are really affordable and go a long way to really perking up any cat food bowl. 

Give your cats plenty of space:
One of the most important things for allowing your cats lead a happy life is to give them the space they crave. Cats are not as loving as dogs, for the most part, and unlike dogs, they like having space. 

We keep extra space all around the house for the cats.We have tables and shelves scattered throughout the house and all of the bottom shelves are empty, just for them. These are the areas that you can find them sleeping on all day. 

With multiple cats it can get hard to pamper them as much as they deserve. But by giving them attention, space and a treat at mealtime every few days, I think they know that they are cared for and appreciated. 

Fancy Feast® complements are a budget friendly way for us to perk up mealtime for them, and boy do they look forward to those meals. They are so smart that they already recognize the sound of the packages being opened and it's heartwarming to see how excited they get as they await their bowls.