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February Is National Cat Health Month

February 1, 2022
For many people, the first couple months of a new year are a time of renewed focus on the things that matter most. Since our feline companions fall in that category, now is a good time to focus on the health and well-being of your Kitty. In recognition of National Cat Health Month, be sure to do all the things that will help your cat live a healthier, happier, and longer life. Here are a few tips to keep in mind along the way:

Feed Kitty a High-Quality Diet

Cats have specific nutritional requirements that vary with their age and lifestyle. Be sure to feed Kitty high-quality food that meets her daily needs and helps her maintain a healthy weight. Your veterinarian can help you with this.

Stay on Top of Your Cat’s Dental Health

As hard as it can be to brush a cat’s teeth, oral hygiene is an important part of your cat’s overall health. At the very least, make it a point to schedule Kitty for regular teeth cleanings and exams.

Monitor Your Cat’s Weight

Being overweight can negatively impact your cat’s health so be sure to have lots of activities for Kitty to do, especially if she’s an indoor cat. This can include interactive feeds, Kitty towers, and playtime with wand toys.

Pay Attention to Litterbox Habits

Your cat’s litterbox habits and what she leaves behind in the litterbox can reveal early signs of illness. So if Kitty starts urinating more often (or less often), has problems using the box, or her stool looks different than usual, it’s time to take her to the vet.

Groom Kitty Regularly

Brushing or combing Kitty on a regular basis can help keep you abreast of any issues that may arise with her skin and claws. It also allows you and Kitty to form a strong, loving bond.

Schedule an Annual Wellness Check

Annual wellness checks help you and your vet spot early signs of illness, so it’s really important to keep these appointments. They’re also a prime time to ask any questions you may have about how to take care of your cat.

Keep Kitty’s Vaccinations Up-to-Date

Keeping your cat’s vaccinations and booster shots up-to-date is Kitty’s best defense against contracting serious illnesses, especially if she regularly spends time with other cats. If you have more questions or need to schedule an appointment with the vet, please don’t hesitate to call us today!
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