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6 Ways To Keep Your Cat Happy And Healthy In 2019

Happy New Year! As we leave 2018 behind and move into 2019, many of us are setting goals for being fit, happy, and healthy this year. Don’t forget about Fluffy! Here, a Folsom, CA vet offers tips on keeping your kitty purring in the new year.

Toys

Your kitty may be a pampered housepet, but she’s actually a predator at heart. Pouncing and jumping help Fluffy indulge her inner huntress. They also keep her fit and strong! Make sure your furball has lots of cute toys to bat around.

Purrniture

Furniture benefits cats in several ways. Taller pieces, like cat towers, encourage kitties to stay active by jumping and climbing. They also offer Fluffy a good vantage point. Enclosed furniture, like cat tents or kitty condos, offer your pet a safe place to go if she feels frightened.

Stimulation

Although Fluffy spends most of her time doing, well, as little as possible, she can still get bored. In fact, a lack of stimulation is often behind bad kitty behaviors. Keeping your cat entertained is very important to her health and well-being! Offer your cat a comfy window seat, and give her things to investigate. This is actually super easy: even exploring a grocery bag, newspaper tunnel, or a cardboard box can be fun for your feline pal.

Veterinary Care

If Fluffy had the choice, she may very well opt to completely avoid going to the doctor this year. However, she will both look and feel better with proper veterinary care. If your feline buddy is overdue for exams, vaccinations, or parasite control, set an appointment today.

Safety Precautions

Cats have a pretty remarkable capacity for getting into mischief. Err on the side of caution, and do some petproofing. This means removing anything that isn’t safe for Fluffy to play with, such as plastic bags and wrappers, toxic plants, and anything small and sharp. We also strongly recommend keeping your furball safe and sound indoors.

Cuddles

If we had to make one prediction for what our feline patients will be up to this year, snuggles would be at the top of the list. Some kitties want to be petted and cuddled 24/7! Even aloof cats often stick close to their humans.

As your Folsom, CA vet clinic, we look forward to serving you in 2019 and beyond. Call us anytime!

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