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It’s Happy Cat Month!

Sep 9, 2016 | All About Animals, Cat, Pet Features

happy-catIt’s Happy Cat Month!

Cats are curious creatures – so it’s important to provide them with lots of engaging activities that satisfy their stalking instinct and keep them stimulated. Since September is Happy Cat Month, we have a few tips to making sure your feline friend stays happy and healthy!

1/ Keep them indoors – cats do not need to go outdoors to be happy. There are plenty of opportunities to entertain cats inside the safety of the home – plus it minimizes the chance of finding a slaughtered bird, mouse or snake in the middle of your floor, or worse, tucked into your bed as some kind of kitty “love offering”.

2/ Invest in a cat tree and place it next to a sunny window. Cats love to climb, and they love sunning themselves even more. Placing a cat tree in your home allows your cat/s to get exercise, stretch and climb, and enjoy “cat TV” by looking out the window.

3/ Play with your cat every day. It’s no secret that cats love to stalk, chase and pounce – whether it’s fishing and toys with bells, cardboard boxes or paper bags, cats will find a way to amuse themselves and keep you laughing at the same time! Provide a variety of toys to keep them on their toes!

4/ But or plant a container of cat grass. Cats love to graze on grass – it’s a delectable treat that’s typically oats, barley or wheat. You can buy or plant a container of cat grass that’s easily accessible. It helps satisfy their craving for fresh greens while providing trace vitamins and minerals they may not be getting from regular food. It adds fiber to the diet, aids digestion, and helps reduce hairballs.

5/ Always, always keep the litter box clean and fresh. When it comes to the bathroom, cats are neat freaks. Seriously, who wants to step into a dirty box full of waste? Don’t wait until they throw litter all over the room to let you know their toilet needs cleaning. Litter boxes should always be kept fresh as possible – scoop daily or every other day to help keep your cat healthy and happier – we guarantee you’ll be happier, too!

Disclaimer: Not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding the medical condition of your pet. If you think your pet has a medical emergency, call or visit your veterinarian or your local veterinary emergency hospital immediately.