September is Happy, Healthy Cat Month! Your kitty is a loving and adorable pet, who deserves to be in excellent health. Here, a Pasadena, MD vet offers tips on keeping your furball healthy and purring.
Giving your kitty a nourishing, high-quality food will go a long way towards keeping her in good health. Don’t let your cat meownipulate you into overfeeding her: if Fluffy becomes obese, she’ll face some very serious health risks! Ask your vet for recommendations, including portion sizes and suitable treats.
We know, most of our feline patients would rather take yet another nap than come visit us. However, proper veterinary care is crucial to your pet’s health! Vaccinations and parasite control will protect your furry buddy from dangerous parasites and diseases, while examinations will reveal any medical issues Fluffy is developing. Follow your vet’s recommended appointment schedule.
Make sure to change your cat’s water every day. Some kitties prefer running water, so you may want to get Fluffy a kitty fountain.
Fluffy hates dirty litterboxes, and who can blame her? We recommend scooping the litterbox out daily, and replacing the litter every week or so.
Although Fluffy may enjoy fun outdoor activities, like making paw art on your windshield and bringing you ‘presents,’ she’ll be both safer and healthier as an indoor pet. Keep your furry pal inside!
Cats certainly do take their beauty rest seriously. However, Fluffy can’t sleep all the time. Make sure your pet has things to do when she’s awake. Toys, kitty furniture, window seats, and pet-safe plants will all help make your home fun and comfortable for your feline friend.
Daily play sessions will benefit Fluffy both mentally and physically. Take time every day to hold a laser pointer or wand toy for your kitty to pounce on.
Your cat’s mental and emotional well-being will have a huge effect on her physical health. Make sure Fluffy feels loved, safe, and perhaps a bit spoiled. Spend time with her every day. Talk to her, pet her, play with her, and just let her hang out with you . . . or on you.
As your Pasadena, MD vet clinic, we’re dedicated to offering great veterinary care for cats. Please contact us with any questions or concerns about your kitty’s health or care.