September is Happy, Healthy Cat Month! Kitties are quite easy keepers, as it turns out. Just providing your pet with good food, fresh water, proper veterinary care, and, of course, a clean litterbox will cover her basic needs. But how do you get that little motor going? A local Fayetteville, NC vet offers some tips on this below.
Fluffy is a fierce predator by nature. Pouncing and jumping help your cute little pet release and indulge her tiny lion. Make sure that your kitty has lots of toys; some she can play with by herself, and some that you can use to play with her.
Our feline pals certainly are full of cute quirks. One of Fluffy’s more adorable—and purrplexing ones—is her obsession with boxes. Offer your kitty empty ones to hop into on occasion.
If there is one thing that can immediately make Fluffy very, very happy, it’s catnip. Of course, not all kitties are susceptible to catnip. If your furry little friend doesn’t seem impressed by it, offer her some honeysuckle cat toys instead. For reasons no one is quite sure of, cats that don’t care for catnip often seem to love honeysuckle.
Kitties can—and do—get bored with nothing to do but stare at the walls all day. Make sure your furball has things to amuse herself with. Window seats, newspaper tunnels, and cat furniture can all help with this.
Small touches can make your home into a kitty luxury palace. Set out some pet-safe plants for your feline friend. If you have to leave her home alone, turn a radio or TV on for background noise.
Did you know that Fluffy can spend as much as 20 hours a day sleeping? That translates into something like 32 daily naps. Make sure your sleepy little pet has lots of comfy spots to choose from!
We may like to joke about how cold and unfeeling Fluffy is, but that really isn’t quite fair. Cats are actually very emotional, and need to feel loved to thrive! In fact, they see their humans sort of as parents. Pay lots of attention to your feline buddy, and make sure that she feels loved and safe.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if ever we can be of assistance. As your local Fayetteville, NC animal clinic, we are here to help!