Happy New Year! The start of a new year is often a time for people to set personal priorities for themselves. This is also a purrfect time to revisit your kitty’s care routine, and see if anything needs improvement. In this article from Armitage Animal Clinic, a Newmarket, ON veterinarian offers some tips on making sure your feline buddy stays happy, healthy, and purring this year.
Good pet care really starts with proper nutrition. Switch to a better brand if you can. Ask your vet for specific recommendations, including portion sizes and suitable treats.
Dehydration is a much bigger problem for pets than many people realize. Consider giving Fluffy a kitty fountain. Many cats love running water.
Playing is great for cats! It’s a wonderful kitty workout, which is of course very important for Fluffy physically. It will also offer her mental stimulation, prevent boredom, and help your furball work off any angst she feels. This is also important, as it reduces stress, which can really take a toll on Fluffy. (Plus, it’s cute to watch.)
Cats definitely have a frisky streak, which can get them into trouble. Make your home safe for Fluffy by removing potential hazards, such as small or sharp objects, wires and cords, and toxic plants.
Keep Kitty In
Fluffy may not be thrilled to find out she’s grounded. However, she’ll be both safer and healthier if she stays indoors, where she is protected from things like cars, weather, and wild animals.
Has it been a while since your furry pal visited her doctor? If so, let this be a reminder to make Fluffy an appointment. We recommend that all cats be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and kept current on exams, vaccinations, and parasite control.
No surprises here! Cats are very clean, and they prefer that their purrsonal powder rooms be kept clean as well. We recommend scooping daily, and changing the litter every week.
Your furry pal’s mental and emotional well-being really do have a huge effect on her physically. Make sure your cat feels loved and safe! Talk to Fluffy, pet her, and play with her.
Here at Armitage Animal Clinic, your local Newmarket, ON animal clinic, we are dedicated to offering great care in 2021 and beyond. Please feel free to contact us anytime.