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Happy Healthy Cat Month

September is Happy Healthy Cat Month. Of course, we think kitties deserve to be happy and healthy all year, but that’s beside the point. One reason that our feline friends have become such popular pets is because they are such easy keepers. However, Fluffy isn’t quite as independent as she acts. Cats need lots of TLC to truly thrive! Read on as a Mt. Pleasant, SC vet discusses keeping Fluffy happy, healthy, and purring.

Good Food

Proper nutrition is crucial to your furry buddy’s health! Feed your kitty high-quality food, but don’t overindulge her. Many cats have their humans trained to feed them on demand. This is an easy way for Fluffy to pack on extra pounds!

Proper Litterbox Setup

Make sure to keep your cat’s litterbox nice and clean. We recommend scooping daily, and changing the litter every week. Also, make sure that Fluffy’s powder room is in a spot that is private, easy to reach, and not too hot, cold, or drafty.

Toys and Entertainment

Kitties can get bored and uneasy without entertainment. Offer your furry pal lots of toys to pounce on, and play with her regularly. Even a few minutes of jumping, pouncing, or chasing that little red dot can keep Fluffy strong. Playing also provides cats with beneficial mental stimulation. Plus, frisky felines are adorable!

Veterinary Care

While Fluffy would probably much rather take a nap than come to visit us, she’ll both look and feel better with regular veterinary care. Cats should be microchipped and spayed or neutered while they are still young. It’s also important to keep up with your feline buddy’s exams, vaccinations, and parasite control products. At home, watch for signs of illness, and call your vet right away if you notice anything amiss.

Keep Kitty Indoors

Cats are both healthier and safer staying inside, where they are protected from dangers such as traffic, predators, and weather. Keep Fluffy safe and sound indoors!

Cuddles and Purrs

Many cats are quite the little cuddle bugs! There’s no better way to relax after a long day than by settling in with a good book or movie and your kitty purring on your lap. Spend time with Fluffy, and pay attention to her, so she feels loved and safe.

Do you need to bring your feline friend in for an exam? Contact us, your Mt. Pleasant, SC vet clinic, today!

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