Did you know that September is Happy Cat Month? Fluffy probably won’t react much if you tell her this, but she will appreciate some extra pampering. A Tarzana, CA vet offers some advice on getting that motor going in this article.
Fluffy may be really cute when she’s playing with a catnip mouse, but don’t forget that she takes these ‘hunting’ sessions very seriously. Your furball is a predator by nature, and has some very deep seated urges to, well, attack things. Provide a variety of cute toys for your tiny lion!
Cats are much safer staying inside. As soon as Fluffy sets her adorable paws outside, she is at risk from several potential threats, including cars, weather, traffic, and other kitties. However, she will enjoy having a comfy spot where she can sunbathe, spy on the neighborhood squirrels, and hiss at any kitties that happen to pass by.
It’s important for cats to have toys they can safely entertain themselves with when you’re out. This includes classic toys, like catnip mice. However, interactive play is both more fun and more challenging for your furry friend. Take time to play with Fluffy every day.
Kitties are very interactive: the more attention you pay Fluffy, the happier and more responsive she’ll become. Talk to your feline pal in a calm, happy voice. This will help Fluffy feel loved and safe, and will also strengthen the bond between you.
We can’t blame Fluffy for this one: comfy beds are one of those little luxuries that really do improve the quality of our lives. Offer your drowsy buddy plenty of comfy napping spots to choose from.
Fluffy doesn’t need to eat steamed salmon or mackerel every day. However, it is important for her to be eating nutritious, high-quality pet food. Ask your vet for tips.
Cats are very clean, and they prefer their litterboxes be kept that way, too. (We can’t really blame them: no one likes a dirty bathroom!)
We know, Fluffy would probably rather take a nap than come in to the office to visit us. However, she’ll look and feel better with proper veterinary care.
As your local Tarzana, CA veterinary clinic, we’re here to help! Please contact us with questions or concerns about your feline friend’s health or care.