Keeping Your Cat Happy

September is National Happy, Healthy Cat Month! Kitties are wonderful pets, who have a way of brightening up our lives with their adorable habits and cute antics. Fluffy deserves to be pampered! Read on as a Shawnee, KS vet offers tips on keeping your feline buddy purring.

Kitty Furniture

It’s probably safe to say that napping is Fluffy’s favorite pastime. Making sure your furball has lots of beds and comfy spots to choose from will go a long way towards keeping that little motor going! Your pet will also appreciate some ‘purrniture,’ such as a cat tower, scratching post, or pet tent.


Fluffy is absolutely adorable when she’s feeling the effects of catnip. Catnip toys are available at any pet store, of course, but they’re also at many grocery stores. Make a habit of picking up new ones regularly. You can also grow your own catnip. If your kitty is immune to catnip, try offering her honeysuckle toys instead.

Toys and Playtime

Kitties are natural hunters, and they love to indulge their instinctive urges to pounce on things. Make sure Fluffy has lots of toys to push under the couch! Get some interactive toys that you can use to play with your furball, as well as some she can use by herself. Change your pet’s toys out regularly to keep things fun and fresh for her.


Our feline pals are pretty good about keeping themselves clean, but that doesn’t mean Fluffy can’t use a little help. Brushing your kitty regularly will remove dead fur and dander from her coat. This benefits you, too: you’ll have less fur to deal with, and fewer hairballs to clean up. Plus, it’s a great way to spend quality time with Fluffy.

Veterinary Care

We know, Fluffy would probably scratch this one off the list if she could. However, your kitty will both look and feel better with proper care. Follow your vet’s recommended appointment schedule.


Some kitties are more talkative than others are. However, even if Fluffy doesn’t have much to say, she’ll appreciate it when you talk to her, as she’ll know you’re interacting with her.


Cats are great for snuggling up with! Pay lots of attention to Fluffy, and let her cuddle up to you.

Is your kitty due for an examination, vaccines, or parasite control? Call us, your Shawnee, KS vet clinic, today!

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