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Cat Care Mistakes

September 1, 2019

September is Happy, Healthy Cat Month! Our feline pals make wonderful pets, and they certainly deserve to be happy and healthy. Kitties are pretty easy to take care of, but they aren’t quite as independent as they would like us to think. In fact, Fluffy needs quite a bit of care to stay happy and healthy. A local Thorold, ON vet lists some common cat care mistakes in this article.

Overfeeding

Did you know that obesity is one of the most common health issues we see in our feline friends? There are some furry little butterballs out there! Many cats have their humans trained to feed them on demand. Although it isn’t always easy to resist that cute face, if Fluffy is getting round, those cute meows may be a lie. Follow your vet’s nutritional advice, including recommendations on serving sizes and suitable snacks.

Letting Fluffy Roam

Your feline buddy may really enjoy outdoor kitty shenanigans, like chasing butterflies and leaving paw art on your windshield. However, Fluffy will be both safer and healthier as an indoor pet, where she is protected from cars, weather, and other hazards. Keep your adventurous little pet inside!

Not Enough Veterinary Care

Proper veterinary care is a crucial part of your cat’s care regimen. Unfortunately, many cats don’t see their doctors as often as they should. Fluffy should be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and kept current on her vaccinations and parasite control products. It’s also important to have your kitty examined regularly. This greatly increases the chances of any issues being caught early, which can be very beneficial.

Dirty Litterboxes

Dirty litterboxes are both smelly and unsightly. They can also harbor nasty germs and bacteria. Keep Fluffy’s powder room clean! We recommend scooping daily, and changing the litter out every week.

Lack Of Entertainment/Stimulation

We know, napping is Fluffy’s favorite pastime. However, your furball can’t spend all of her time sleeping. Make sure your pet has ways to entertain herself when she’s awake, so she isn’t left just staring at the walls. Offer your furry pal lots of toys to play with, and give her some kitty furniture to climb and explore. A cozy window seat is another good option. Your feline overlord will also need a scratching post.

Please reach out to us, your Thorold, ON vet clinic, for all of your cat’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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