February is National Cat Health Month! Our feline pals are pretty easy keepers, which is one reason they make such great pets. However, Fluffy does need good TLC in order to thrive. Read on as a local Coppell, TX vet lists some ways to keep your kitty happy, healthy, and purring.

Veterinary Care

First things first. The best way to keep Fluffy in good health is to keep up with her veterinary care needs. We recommend that all kitties be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and kept current on vaccines and parasite control. Regular exams are also important.

Good Food

We simply can’t overstate the importance of proper nutrition. Offer your cat the best food you can afford, and make sure that she always has plenty of fresh water. Ask your vet for specific advice, including tips on serving sizes, treats, and supplements.

Keep Fluffy Inside

We know, cats love outdoor activities, like leaving paw prints on freshly-washed cars and refusing to come in when called. However, as soon as Fluffy sets her cute little paws outdoors, she is exposed to some pretty serious threats. Cars, weather, predators, chemicals, and parasites are just a few things your furry little explorer could face outside. Keep your feline friend safe and sound inside.

Entertainment/Enrichment

Cats are very emotional little furballs. Just like people, Fluffy can suffer from stress, boredom, and anxiety. These things can take a toll on kitties’ health, just as they can with people’s. Providing your pet with things like toys, beds, scratching posts, and the occasional pinch of catnip will help keep her comfy and content. Your kitty will also enjoy a window seat with a good view.

Petproofing

Never underestimate Fluffy’s ability to get herself into trouble! Make your home safe for your frisky feline by addressing potential hazards, such as toxic plants, wires and cords, chemicals, and medication.

Playtime!

Playing is good for kitties both mentally and physically. Spend a few minutes a day holding a laser pointer for your furball to chase. This will be good for both of you!

Love

Love is really the secret ingredient in any good cat care regimen. Pay lots of attention to your pet, and keep that little motor going!

Is your cat due for an exam, vaccines, or parasite control? We can help! Please contact us, your local Coppell, TX vet clinic, anytime!