Keeping Your Cat Happy and Healthy

Keeping Your Cat Happy and Healthy

September is Happy Healthy Cat Month! Of course, for those of us in the veterinary industry, every month is Happy Healthy Cat Month. Fluffy isn’t difficult to care for, but it is important to pay attention to her needs. Read on as a Fox Chapel, PA vet offers tips on keeping kitties content.

Good Food

Proper nutrition is a cornerstone of good cat care. Offer Fluffy a good, high-quality pet food. Treats are fine, but don’t overdo it. If your furball becomes obese, she will be at risk of developing some very serious medical issues, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Clean Facilities

Be sure to keep your feline pal’s litterbox clean. We recommend scooping it out every day, and changing the litter weekly.

Beds. Lots and lots of beds.

No one knows why Fluffy is so tired, but we do know that she takes her beauty rest very seriously. Make sure your sleepy pet has lots of comfy napping spots.

Toys

Playing is fun for kitties, but it’s also very good for them. Your furball can unleash her inner predator and get some activity. She’ll also benefit from the mental stimulation. Offer Fluffy lots of cute toys, and take time to play with her daily.

Purrniture

Get your feline pal some things that were made specifically for her. Cat towers are great. Fluffy may also enjoy kitty tunnels and/or pet tents. A comfy window seat with a good view is also a must.

Safety

Many cats love fun outdoor activities, like rolling around in the driveway and refusing to come when you call them. However, Fluffy is much safer staying inside, where she is protected from the dangers posed by cars, predators, weather, and other hazards.

Veterinary Care

Keeping up with your pet’s veterinary care needs is very important! Fluffy should be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and kept current on her exams, vaccinations, and parasite control. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule.

Kitty Comforts

Small touches, like leaving a light on when you’ll be out after dark, will also help keep Fluffy content.

Cuddles

Love is the secret ingredient in any good pet care routine. Spend lots of quality time with Fluffy, and pay attention to her. Kitty kisses and purrs are truly precious.

Please feel free to call us, your Fox Chapel, PA vet clinic, anytime. We’re here to help!

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