Happy New Year! If you have a kitty, Fluffy will be right there with you as you start 2017. Why not include her in your resolutions? Here, a San Leandro, CA vet lists some great resolutions for people owned by cats.
Did you know that playing is great for Fluffy? A fun session of ‘Catch The Catnip Mouse’ or ‘Chase The Red Dot’ can really get your furball up and moving, which is wonderful for her physically. Playing also offers cats beneficial mental stimulation, prevents boredom, and helps you bond with your pet. Of course, it’s also fun for you: kitties are super cute when they are feeling frisky!
Provide Proper Veterinary Care
Many of our feline patients don’t see us nearly as often as they should. Most kitties should come in at least once a year, though kittens and senior cats may need more frequent appointments. Fluffy may not be thrilled about coming to see us, but at the end of the day, proper veterinary care is crucial to her health!
Keep Kitty Comfy
If there’s one thing cats are good at, it’s making themselves comfortable. Make sure Fluffy has lots of comfy beds and cozy spots to pick from for all those naps.
Activate The Purr
Fluffy’s reputation for being a cold, aloof overlord is really undeserved. Cats really need to feel loved in order to truly thrive. Actually, some of our feline buddies are, well, furry little cuddlebugs. Pay lots of attention to your kitty. Talk to her, play with her, pet her, and groom her.
Watch For Signs of Illness
Cats can be a bit mysterious at times. If Fluffy isn’t feeling well, she may withdraw and try to mask her symptoms. This can be a dangerous habit, as you may not notice any signs of illness until your pet is very sick. Keep an eye out for signs of sickness, and contact your vet right away if you notice anything unusual.
Put Safety First
As we all know, our feline friends have a knack for mischief. Keep your furball safe by keeping your home clear of potential hazards, like toxic plants, small objects, and dangerous chemicals. We also strongly recommend keeping Fluffy indoors. Ask your vet for more information.
Please contact us, your San Leandro, CA animal clinic, anytime. We’re always happy to help!