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7 Ways to Keep Fluffy Healthy and Purring

February is National Cat Health Month! Our feline buddies are fairly easy keepers, which is one reason they’re such popular pets. However, kitties aren’t entirely independent. Fluffy does need good care in order to stay healthy. In this article from Armitage Animal Clinic, a Newmarket, ON vet offers tips on keeping your cat healthy and purring.

Good Food

A proper diet will go a long way towards keeping your feline buddy healthy. However, in this day and age, choosing pet food brands can get a bit tricky. Look for brands that list meat as the first ingredient. Avoid products with ingredient lists that read like science experiments, as well as those with lots of fillers and by-products.

Regular Veterinary Care

Bringing Fluffy to the vet regularly is one of the most important things you can do for your kitty’s health. You’ll want to make sure your cute pet is microchipped, spayed or neutered, and current on her vaccinations and exams.

Stimulation

Did you know that boredom is often a factor in bad kitty behaviors? Fluffy needs some form of entertainment or stimulation. Otherwise, your cute pet will get restless and unhappy, especially when she’s home alone. Offer your furball lots of toys, and give her pet furniture to explore and play on.

Clean Litterbox

Dirty litterboxes aren’t just smelly and unsightly: they can also harbor dangerous germs. Keep your kitty’s powder room clean.

Parasite Control

Keeping up with your kitty’s parasite control is very important! There are many different options available today. Ask your vet for more information.

Safety

Cats have a special knack for mischief. Keep your furball safe at home by removing or securing anything that could hurt her. This includes things like plastic bags and wrappers, chemicals, medication, small or sharp objects, and toxic plants. We also strongly advise keeping Fluffy safe and sound indoors.

Love

Kitties are actually very emotional, and are happiest when they feel loved and safe. (Fluffy actually loves to be completely pampered, but that’s another topic.) Carve out some quality time with your cat every day. Pet her, play with her, and talk to her. Purring cats have a special way of making us smile!

Please do not hesitate to contact us here at Armitage Animal Clinic, your Newmarket, ON animal clinic, with any questions about caring for your kitty. We’re here to help!

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