National Cat Health Month

National Cat Health Month

February is National Cat Health Month! Of course, keeping kitties healthy and purring is important to us all year long. Cats have a reputation for being rather self-sufficient, which is one reason they are such great pets. However, Fluffy’s independence can make it easy to overlook some crucial aspects of your cat’s care. In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a local vet discusses keeping your pet healthy.

Good Food

Good nutrition is crucial to Fluffy’s health and well-being. Get your kitty the best food you can afford. Ask your vet for specific advice, including portion sizes and suitable snacks.

Exercise

Cats are super frisky when they are little. Actually, Fluffy may spend the majority of her adulthood resting up after her kitten stage! Once your kitty starts slowing down, she may become more interested in naps than in playing. To keep your feline pal active, provide her with plenty of toys, and play with her regularly.

Safety

We strongly advise keeping your furball indoors. Fluffy may enjoy chasing butterflies and rolling around in the yard, but your cute pet faces some very serious dangers when she goes outside. Cars, weather, chemicals, and other animals can all seriously hurt your kitty! Cats that are allowed to roam are also much more likely to get lost, hurt, or even killed.

Kittyproofing

It would be a bit of an understatement to say that cats have a knack for getting themselves into mischief. Fluffy is both playful and curious, and will naturally want to investigate and explore everything in her domain. This can lead a frisky furball right into trouble! Keep your kitty safe by removing or securing any potentially dangerous items. Some common hazards include toxic plants, medications, plastic bags and ties, chemicals, and anything small or sharp. Ask your vet for more information.

Veterinary Care

Fluffy would probably rather take a nap than visit us, but proper veterinary care is definitely in her own best interests. We recommend that all cats be microchipped and spayed or neutered. It’s also important to keep up with your furball’s exams, vaccinations, and parasite control, and to contact your vet at the first sign of illness.

Is your cat due for an exam or vaccinations? Contact us here at Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, today!

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