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Keeping Your Cat Healthy

February 1, 2021

February is National Cat Health Month! While it’s important for kitties to be healthy all year, this is a purrfect time to talk about Fluffy’s specific care needs. Our feline pals may think they’re invincible, but they actually need good care to thrive. A Spring Hill, TN vet offers some tips on this below.


Food

A proper diet may very well be the most important piece of Fluffy’s home care regimen. Treats are fine, but don’t go overboard here. If you overfeed your feline pal, she may become obese, which would be very bad for her health!


Clean Litter

Cats are very clean, and they prefer clean litterboxes as well. This is quite important to Fluffy’s health, as soiled boxes can harbor dangerous germs. Keep your pet’s purrsonal powder room nice and clean.


Veterinary Care

Proper cat care also entails bringing your furball to the vet … even if she’d clearly rather take another nap. We recommend that all cats be vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and kept current on their shots and vaccinations. Regular exams are also very important! Most kitties should come in at least once a year, but your vet can recommend an appointment schedule.


Entertainment

Fluffy’s mental health is also very important to her overall health and well-being. Make sure your furball has lots of fun toys to push under the couch, and take time to play with her daily. Kitties also enjoy having window seats with good views.


Preventative Care

In between appointments, keep up with your cat’s parasite control. It’s important to keep Fluffy safe from worms, fleas, and other creepy-crawlies. We’ll also put keeping your kitty indoors under this umbrella, as this alone will prevent many potential injuries and incidents.


Kittyproofing

One might think that kittyproofing is more of a concern with kittens than older cats. Unfortunately, this isn’t really the case. Fluffy never entirely outgrows her curiosity, or her habit of nibbling on things. Make sure your home is free of potential hazards, such as toxic plants.


Purrs

Last but not least, make sure that your feline pal feels loved and content. Pay attention to your kitty every day. Toys, treats, and attention will all help put that cute smug look on Fluffy’s face, and keep that little motor going.

Do you have questions about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your Spring Hill, TN veterinary clinic, today! Read about Rabies 101 here.

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