September is Happy, Healthy Cat Month. Of course, we think kitties deserve to be happy and healthy all the time. What does it take to keep that little motor going? Read on as a local North Redington Beach, FL vet offers some advice on keeping Fluffy content.
Nutrition is a key aspect of your kitty’s care regimen. Whether you choose to give Fluffy canned food, dry food, or both, it’s important to offer her high-quality, nourishing food. Portion sizes are also important. Overfeeding your furball even by just a little bit can cause her to pack on pounds! Ask your vet for specific advice.
Dirty litterboxes are not only smelly and unsightly, they’re also breeding grounds for bacteria. We recommend scooping the box daily and changing the litter every week or so.
Your feline pal may think of herself as a tiny lion, but she’s actually very small and vulnerable. Weather, traffic, gators, parasites, other cats, and chemicals are just a few of the dangers outdoor kitties face. Keep Fluffy safe and sound indoors.
Fluffy should be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and kept current on her vaccinations and parasite control products. At home, keep an eye out for any signs that could indicate sickness, such as hiding, poor grooming, and/or respiratory issues. Kitties often hide signs of illness, so contact your vet right away if you notice anything wrong. Healthy cats are happy cats!
Entertainment and enrichment are also very important for your pet’s well-being. Make sure Fluffy has lots of toys to pounce on. Cats also like investigating things, so offer your cute pet paper grocery bags, newspaper tunnels, and pet tents to explore.
We may never understand Fluffy’s box obsession. However, we do know that a cat with a box is a happy cat.
Kitties are very tired. Fluffy may spend the vast majority of her time sleeping, lounging about, or looking for new spots to sleep or lounge about in. Give your drowsy pet lots of comfy beds and napping spots.
Cats are actually quite emotional, and form very close bonds with their humans. Spend time with your kitty every day, and pay lots of attention to her.
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