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Keeping Your Cat Happy and Healthy

September is Happy Healthy Cat Month! While we like to see our feline pals happy and healthy all year long, this is a great time to talk about great cat care, and offer some tips. Read on as a Green Bay, WI vet offers advice on keeping Fluffy content and purring.

Good Food

Proper nutrition is crucial to Fluffy’s well-being. While you don’t want to go overboard feeding your kitty, it is important to make sure she is getting good, nourishing food.

Kitty Facilities

Make sure that your cat’s litterbox is clean, private, and in a location that is easy for her to reach. Cats hate dirty bathrooms!

Veterinary Care

We know, Fluffy would rather take yet another nap than come to see us. However, keeping up with your furry pal’s veterinary care needs is absolutely crucial to her health. We recommend that all kitties be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and kept current on vaccinations, exams, and parasite control products. It’s also important to watch for signs of illness, such as hiding and poor grooming. Call your vet immediately if you see anything unusual.

Toys

Playing is obviously lots of fun for Fluffy. Watching our feline buddies pouncing on their catnip mice or chasing after that elusive red dot is also pretty entertaining for us. Offer your frisky pet lots of fun playthings to attack!

Live Entertainment

Kitties get fairly lazy as they age, and often like to just relax and observe things. Offer Fluffy a comfy window seat with a good view. Your cute pet may also like some DVDs made for kitties.

Purrniture

As you may know, cats can somehow manage to get comfortable on our things. (Actually, Fluffy can get comfortable in some very unusual places and positions, but that’s another topic.) Your feline buddy will really appreciate having a few things of her own, things that suit her specific needs. Cat towers, pet tents, and kitty activity centers are all great choices. If you’re on a budget, look online for DIY options.

Snuggles

Cats are actually very emotional, and are happiest when they feel loved. They often form very close bonds with their humans. Pay lots of attention to your kitty, and keep that little motor going.

Do you have questions about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your Green Bay, WI vet clinic, today. We’re here to help!

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