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Keeping Your Cat Happy and Healthy

September is Happy Healthy Cat Month! Cats are quite easy keepers, but they do need lots of TLC to stay happy and purring. What does it take to please your feline overlord? A local Frisco, TX vet offers some tips in this article.

The Basics

First things first: make sure that Fluffy is eating good, nutritious food. Keeping up with her veterinary care is also crucial. After all, healthy cats are happy cats! Follow your vet’s recommended appointment schedule. In between appointments, watch for signs of illness or injury, and contact your vet immediately if you notice anything amiss. Keeping your kitty’s litterbox clean is important as well. No one likes a dirty bathroom!

Kitty Comforts

Small touches can really help make your home into a kitty luxury mansion. Set out lots of comfy beds for your furball. We all know how much Fluffy loves her beauty rest! Also, just keep your kitty’s happiness in mind. For instance, if you are going somewhere and won’t be back before dark, turn a light and a radio on for her, so she isn’t left alone in a dark, quiet house.

Purrniture

You don’t have to break the bank buying cat furniture, but you should get a few things for Fluffy. Cat towers are wonderful, as they offer your feline pal a scratching post, napping spot, and lookout point. They also help keep kitties active, by encouraging them to jump and climb. Your furball will also appreciate a good scratching post or board.

Safety

Kitties may be small, but they have a huge capacity for mischief. We strongly recommend keeping your furball indoors, where she is safe from cars, weather, predators, and other hazards. Doing some kittyproofing is also a good idea. Remove or secure anything you don’t want Fluffy playing with. This includes toxic plants, wires and cords, small or sharp objects, medicine, chemicals, and plastic bags or ties.

Love

Fluffy has tried very hard to convince us that she’s a cold, cruel, killer. However, while cats are formidable predators, they’re also quite cuddly. Pay attention to your feline buddy every day! Talk to her, even if she doesn’t talk back. Don’t skimp on those forehead rubs or ear scritches, either.

Please reach out to us, your local Frisco, TX pet hospital, for all of your cat’s veterinary care needs. We are always here to help!

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