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Quick Tips for a Happy Cat

Did you know that September is Happy Cat Month? It was established by a nonprofit organization called CATalyst Council that focuses on feline healthcare and welfare. Kaibab Animal Hospital is all about keeping your feline companions happy and healthy so here are some quick tips to help you do just that all month long!

1. Lounge Around:

Cat’s love to lounge, but they also enjoy the opportunity to climb and explore in the process. Consider enriching your space for your kitty by adding various perches around the house, especially near sunny windows!

2. Fresh Air:

It’s important to keep your cat safe and there are a lot of dangers that come with being in the great outdoors. However, there is a way to help your cat get some open-air time safely. Consider building or purchasing a screened in porch or enclosure. Here is an informative article to help you get started: The Cat's Meow. You always want to be present while your cat is enjoying nature in their “catio”.

3. A Special “Treet”:

Consider purchasing a cat tree for your kitty to enjoy! Pre-made cat trees or condos come in all sorts of sizes and materials. They provide climbing opportunities and also give your cat another place to play and nap. Many of them even include attached toys or scratching posts as well.

4. Keep It Clean:

When it comes to cats, they appreciate a clean space. This is especially true when it comes to the litter box! Create a schedule that includes cleaning the box on a regular basis and set aside time to deep clean once a month for an extra dose of happiness.

5. Presents for your Pet:

Everyone appreciates a thoughtful gift, and the same goes for our pets! Some new toys can peak their interest and inspire playtime. It is so important to carve out some playtime each day to help your cat jump, chase, and pounce for an energy outlet and mental stimulation. Don’t have extra funds to spend? Introduce a cardboard box or toys that have not been played with in a while.

6. Visit the Vet:

While cats are known to be very self-reliant and independent the truth is, they need you! Cats can have a tendency to hide an ailment or keep to themselves when they are sick which is why regular exams are so important to monitor their health and catch an illness early.

Kaibab Animal Hospital offers multiple health plans for your feline. Our plans cover a wide array of services from vaccinations and wellness exams to blood work and dentals to help you both save money and keep your cat feeling happy!

Give us a call at (480) 947-8113 or send us an email at [email protected] to find the right plan for your pet today!

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