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Keeping Indoor Cats Happy | Alaska Mill & Feed

Keeping Indoor Cats Happy | Alaska Mill & Feed

Posted by Kimberly McCourtney on Dec 4th 2020

More and more people are choosing to keep their cats inside. There are plenty of great reasons to do so. Indoor cats live longer than outside cats. The average lifespan for an indoor cat is 15 years, vs. 2-5 years for a cat that goes outside. Indoor cats also make excellent neighbors, because th …
Litter Box Basics | Alaska Mill & Feed

Litter Box Basics | Alaska Mill & Feed

Posted by Kimberly McCourtney on Dec 4th 2020

According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science in 2000, the primary reason that cats are surrendered to shelters is because they stop using the litter box. Something as simple as adding an additional litter box, changing the type of litter or even replacing worn …
Oral Health for Cats | Alaska Mill & Feed

Oral Health for Cats | Alaska Mill & Feed

Posted by Kimberly McCourtney on Dec 4th 2020

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age three, often indicated by bad breath, a change in eating habits, pawing at the face and mouth and depression. Besides causing receding gums and tooth loss, bacteria in the mouth can enter th …