How to Keep Your Cat Happy

How to Keep Your Cat Happy

Do you have a cat? If so, you’ve probably noticed that Fluffy’s contentment can be measured in some very adorable ways, like purrs, kitty kisses, and cuddles. But what does it take to earn these precious rewards? In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a local vet tells you how to keep your feline buddy happy.

Entertainment

We know, Fluffy loves sleeping, but even the drowsiest kitty can’t sleep all the time. Make sure Fluffy has plenty of toys to smack around, and at least one comfy spot by a window with a good view. Turn a light and a radio on before leaving if you won’t be home before dark, so Fluffy isn’t left alone in a dark, quiet house.

Kitty Comforts

Cats are experts at two things: getting comfortable, and convincing us to pamper them. But what does it take to keep Fluffy comfy and cozy? Giving your furball plenty of soft beds is a great start. Making sure your pet’s litterbox is clean and easy for her to reach is also very important. As your feline buddy ages, she may have trouble jumping up to her favorite napping spots, so make it easier for her by setting out kitty stairs or pet ramps.

Veterinary Care

We know, Fluffy would much rather take another nap than come visit us. We understand that car rides and strange places can be scary for kitties, and do everything we can to keep our feline patients both calm and comfortable while they are here. However, no matter what your cat thinks about coming to see us, she’ll be much healthier with regular veterinary care. Healthy pets are happy pets!

Attention

Kitties need love to truly be happy. Spend time with your cat: play with her, talk to her, and pet her. Cuddles and compliments will also help Fluffy feel safe, secure, and cared for.

Toys

Playing will benefit Fluffy both physically and mentally. Pouncing on that catnip mouse gives your feline pal much-needed exercise, which is particularly important for aging cats. Playing also gives your furball mental stimulation, which will help keep her brain healthy in her golden years.

Please contact us at Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet serving Louisville and surrounding areas, anytime. We provide our furry patients with the best veterinary care around.

Website Designed & Developed by DVMelite | All Rights Reserved | Login

Facebook

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • We absolutely love our view of the mountains. Did you know we can see the mountains from both of our locations? 🏔

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "We absolutely love our view of the mountains. Did you know we can see the mountains from both of our locations? 🏔"
    24
    1
  • Daisy knows exactly how to enjoy our first big snow day! 😉💙 . . . 📸@melaniekeiry

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Daisy knows exactly how to enjoy our first big snow day! 😉💙
.
.
.
📸@melaniekeiry"
    23
    1
  • Some days were made for cuddles. Onyx and Jasmine love their cuddle time! 💜

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Some days were made for cuddles. Onyx and Jasmine love their cuddle time! 💜"
    35
    1
  • Hello winter 👋🏾❄️

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Hello winter 👋🏾❄️"
    15
    3
  • On Tuesday's we wear Monkey the Mini Poodle 💁🏼💕

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "On Tuesday's we wear Monkey the Mini Poodle 💁🏼💕"
    38
    4
  • Fall is in the air! 🍁🍂

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Fall is in the air! 🍁🍂"
    40
    3
  • Happy Belated Birthday, Perseus! We can't believe you're already 2. Where does the time go?! ✨🎉

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Happy Belated Birthday, Perseus! We can't believe you're already 2. Where does the time go?! ✨🎉"
    23
    4
  • Happy Tuesday! It's time to play Guess the Breed! . How sweet is Nalu? Can you guess what mixture of breeds she is? Comment below! ⬇️

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Happy Tuesday! It's time to play Guess the Breed!
.
How sweet is Nalu? Can you guess what mixture of breeds she is? Comment below! ⬇️"
    26
    3
  • Some dogs jump against the counter to ask for treats. Others jump right on. Both ways end in treats. 🤷🏻‍♀️ . This frisky pup is one of our newest Doggie Day Care regulars. Genie isn't afraid to take chances and ask for what she wants! 😛 . Comment below with stories about your quirky pets! 🐾

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Some dogs jump against the counter to ask for treats. Others jump right on. Both ways end in treats. 🤷🏻‍♀️
.
This frisky pup is one of our newest Doggie Day Care regulars. Genie isn't afraid to take chances and ask for what she wants! 😛
.
Comment below with stories about your quirky pets! 🐾"
    40
    1
  • We are SO in love with Cooper. And look at his sweet little feet! 🐾Can you guess how old he is? . Fun fact, Cooper is Truman's (our September Doggie Day Care Dog of the Month) brother! 💫

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "We are SO in love with Cooper. And look at his sweet little feet! 🐾Can you guess how old he is?
.
Fun fact, Cooper is Truman's (our September Doggie Day Care Dog of the Month) brother! 💫"
    45
    4