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Keeping Your Cat Healthy

February is National Cat Health Month! Kitties are quite easy keepers, which is one reason they are such popular pets. However, Fluffy isn’t entirely independent. She still needs great care to stay happy and healthy. Read on as an Aurora, CO vet discusses some key points of keeping kitty healthy.

Good Food

Great kitty care starts with great nutrition. Offer your furball a premium brand of pet food. Pay attention to those serving sizes as well: even giving Fluffy just a few too many calories a day can cause her to pack on extra pounds.

Clean Litterbox

Make sure to keep your feline pal’s powder room nice and clean. We recommend scooping your cat’s litterbox daily, and cleaning it thoroughly about once a week. If you have multiple cats, you’ll need more than one litterbox. The rule of thumb is one box per furball, plus at least one extra.

Toys/Entertainment

Although cats seem to really enjoy doing as little as possible, they can get bored and unhappy without any entertainment or stimulation. Make sure that Fluffy has plenty of cat toys, a good view, and some kitty furniture to climb and explore. It’s also a good idea to play with your pet every day. Not only will this keep your feline pal active and amused, it will be fun for you, too. It’s hard not to laugh at the silly antics of a frisky feline!

Safe, Comfy Environment

Kitties definitely have a knack for mischief. We recommending keeping Fluffy safe and sound indoors, where she’s not exposed to the dangers posed by cars, predators, weather, and other hazards. Some kittyproofing is also important. Ask your vet for specific advice.

Veterinary Care

While most of our feline patients would much rather take a nap than come visit us, kitties are much healthier with proper veterinary care. Spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, parasite control, and exams all help keep Fluffy healthy and purring!

Love and Purrs

Small touches can help keep your four-legged buddy purring and content. Make sure Fluffy has lots of comfy beds and napping spots. It’s also important to pay attention to your cat every day. Keep that little motor going by talking to your pet, playing with her, and letting her snooze in your lap.

Please reach out to us, your Aurora, CO pet hospital, for all your cat’s veterinary care needs. We’re happy to help!

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