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How to Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy

Did you know that September is officially Happy, Healthy Cat Month? Of course, if you were to ask Fluffy, she would no doubt insist that every month is Happy, Healthy Cat month . . . and she wouldn’t be wrong! Read on as a North Phoenix, AZ vet offers some tips on keeping your kitty happy and healthy.

Good Food

Proper nutrition is just as important for cats as it is for people. Give your furry pal premium kitty food. Don’t go overboard with fatty treats, however: you don’t want Fluffy becoming obese!

Clean Litter

Cats prefer their purrsonal powder rooms kept nice and clean. We recommend scooping daily, and changing the litter every week.

Veterinary Care

While Fluffy would rather snuggle up on your lap than visit us, she’ll both look and feel better with proper veterinary care. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule.

Playtime!

Playing is of course lots of fun for Fluffy. Make sure your pet has lots of toys to pounce on, and spend a few minutes a day playing with her.

Kitty Furniture

Cats like to think they’re larger than life, but at the end of the day, they’re quite small, and really enjoy things that were made to fit them. Give your feline buddy a good cat tower, a kitty condo or tent, and/or a scratching post.

Snuggles

Some of our feline friends are quite the little cuddlebugs, while others don’t care to be held or petted very much. Pay attention to your furball, so she feels loved and pampered. If your cat doesn’t like to be picked up, just talk to her and pet her a bit. Kitty purrs are one of the best things in life, as far as we are concerned!

Entertainment

As we all know, kitties are pretty sleepy little furballs. However, Fluffy can’t spend all her time snoozing. Make sure your pet has a good window view, so she can watch birds and squirrels. You can also provide her with stimulation by providing non-toxic plants for her to nibble on and hide behind. If you really want to spoil your cat, get her some DVDs made for kitties, catnip bubbles, and/or a robotic mouse.

Do you have questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care? We can help! Contact us, your local North Phoenix, AZ animal clinic, today!

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