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Easy Ways to Keep Your Cat Happy

January 15, 2018

Do you have a cat? Kitties are wonderful pets! One great thing about our feline friends is the fact that they are such easy keepers. It really doesn’t take much to keep Fluffy purring and content! Read on as a local Salem, VA vet lists some simple ways to keep your kitty happy.


We know, cats love to lounge about, doing as little as possible. However, even the laziest kitty will benefit from regular play sessions. Pouncing and jumping keep Fluffy strong and in good shape physically. Because Fluffy has to concentrate to time her pounces and jumps, playing also offers your frisky pet beneficial mental stimulation. Make sure your feline pal has lots of toys, and take time to play with her every day.

Veterinary Care

While your furball may not be exactly thrilled about visiting us, she will both look and feel better with proper veterinary care. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule. For those with older felines, ensuring their golden years are comfortable and happy is crucial. Discover more tailored advice in our article ‘Keeping a Senior Cat Purring’.

Good Food

Proper nutrition is an important cornerstone of your furry buddy’s care regimen. Make sure that your kitty is eating good, nourishing food. Treats are fine, but don’t go overboard with fatty snacks. If Fluffy becomes obese, she’ll be at risk for several dangerous health conditions! Ask your vet for specific nutritional advice.

Clean Litterboxes

Kitties like their purrsonal powder rooms nice and clean, thank you. We recommend scooping daily and following up with more thorough cleanings every week.

Kitty Comforts

Soft beds, kitty furniture, and cozy napping spots will all help keep Fluffy purring and content. Keep small comforts in mind as well. For instance, if you’re leaving your furball home alone, leave a TV or radio on for her, and keep your climate control running.


Fluffy will get bored and uneasy if she has nothing to do all day but stare at the walls. Offer your kitty a good window seat with an interesting view, so she can birdwatch. Your furball may also enjoy DVDs made just for cats.


Cats are always happier when they feel loved and safe. Pay lots of attention to your adorable pet, and spend time with her every day. You’ll be rewarded with purrs, kitty kisses, and head boops. What more could you ask for?

Is your cat due for an exam, vaccinations, or parasite control products? Contact us, your Salem, VA pet hospital, today!

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