6 Ways to Keep Your Kitty Happy and Healthy

Our feline friends make wonderful pets and companions. Fluffy is cute, clean, and cuddly, not to mention chock full of adorable—and often hilarious—traits and antics. Cats are also quite easy to care for, which is definitely another plus. However, although kitties are fairly independent, they do need great TLC to stay happy and healthy. Here, a Greenwood, IN vet lists some key points of great cat care.

Good Food

Proper nutrition is very important to your kitty’s health. Offer your cat high-quality, nourishing food. Treats are fine, but don’t go overboard with fatty snacks. Ask your vet for recommendations.

Entertainment

Napping may be Fluffy’s favorite pastime, but she still needs something to do when she’s awake. Make sure your kitty has lots of toys, and take time to play with her every day. This will keep your feline friend active, help her burn off excess energy, and offer her a chance to practice her hunting skills.

Kitty Comforts

It isn’t hard to make your home safe, fun, and comfy for your cat. Set out lots of pet beds and cozy napping spots, so Fluffy has lots of options at naptime. Your furball will also enjoy some kitty furniture and a good window seat. If you leave your kitty home alone, keep a light on for her, and turn a TV or radio on before you go. A clean litterbox is also a must!

Veterinary Care

While visiting us probably isn’t your cat’s favorite pastime, she’ll definitely look and feel better with proper veterinary care. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule.

Keep Kitty Indoors

Although many cats really enjoy fun outdoor activities, like rolling around in the grass and leaving ‘gifts’ on our doorsteps, your furry buddy will be both safer and healthier indoors. To give Fluffy a taste of nature, make a kitty garden for her, by setting out some pet-safe plants. Check the ASPCA website for a list of nontoxic plants.

Love

Last but not least, to keep Fluffy’s little motor going, make sure to pay her lots of attention. Talk to her, play with her, and offer your lap at naptime. The more you interact with your kitty, the more interactive she will become!

Do you have questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your Greenwood, IN pet hospital, today!

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