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Keeping an Indoor Cat Happy

October 15, 2019

Do you keep your feline pal indoors? If so, that’s great! Cats are much safer staying inside, where they aren’t exposed to risks posed by traffic, weather, chemicals, parasites, wild animals, and other hazards. However, your furball will still need good TLC in order to thrive. Read on as a Coatesville, PA vet offers some advice on keeping indoor kitties content and purring.

Stimulation

We know, cats seem to enjoy doing as little as possible. Fluffy will spend the vast majority of her time basically just lounging around being cute. However, kitties do need stimulation to be happy. Make your home fun and entertaining for your furry buddy by giving her pet-safe plants to nibble on and hide behind. The ASPCA website has a full directory of non-toxic plants here. Your feline friend will also enjoy having things to explore, like boxes, kitty tunnels, and kitty condos. You may want to keep a radio or TV on for your pet when you leave her home alone.

Toys/Playtime

Cats are hunters by nature, and they love to indulge their inner predators. Offer Fluffy lots of toys to push under the couch, and take time to play with her regularly. Even a few minutes of kitty playtime each day will be beneficial and fun for your frisky pet!

Beds

Comfy beds are definitely one of the finer things in life, as far as cats are concerned. Make sure your sleepy pet has cozy napping spots in every room. These don’t have to be fancy: a soft pillow or blanket folded up and put in a box will do just fine.

Veterinary Care

Veterinary care is crucial to your cat’s health and well-being. Fluffy should be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and kept current on her vaccinations and parasite control. Follow your vet’s recommended appointment schedule.

Safety

Kitties certainly have a knack for making mischief. Take a look around your place, and address anything that could be a danger. This includes things like toxic plants, wires and cords, plastic bags, chemicals, and anything small or sharp. Also, make sure your windows and screens close securely.

Purrs

Cats are very emotional little furballs. Fluffy will be happiest if she feels loved. Spend time with your kitty every day!

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


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