!Let's Talk! Button

Keeping Your Cat Healthy

February 1, 2021

F ebruary is National Cat Health Month! Kitties are quite hardy, but they are still susceptible to illness and injury. Fluffy also has a bit of a knack for mischief, which is why she garnered a reputation for having nine lives. (This, of course, isn’t actually true.) Read on as an Anderson, IN veterinarian lists a few tips for keeping your feline buddy happy, healthy, and purring.

Clean Litterbox

Dirty litterboxes are both smelly and unsightly. They’re also germ traps! We suggest scooping daily, and changing the litter out every week.


Fluffy is very good about keeping her fur clean and neatly groomed. However, she will still benefit from being brushed regularly. These beauty sessions will remove dead fur and dander from your cat’s coat. That means she’ll swallow less hair, which will in turn lead to fewer hairballs. (Yay!) Plus, this gives you a chance to casually check your furball, and look for signs of injury or illness.

Veterinary Appointments

We recommend that all cats be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and kept current on their exams, vaccines, and parasite control. If Fluffy hasn’t been in for a while, let this be a reminder to make her an appointment!

Watch For Signs Of Illness

Cats tend to be quite secretive about letting on when they don’t feel well. This is an instinctive behavior, and one that is pretty much hardwired into our feline pals’ purrsonalities. Pay attention to your kitty every day, and look for signs that something isn’t right. Some red flags include vomiting, diarrhea, poor grooming, fever, and uncharacteristic behavior or vocalizations. Call your vet right away if you notice anything wrong.

Keep Fluffy In

Outdoor kitties are exposed to many serious risks, including traffic, weather, and wild animals, to name just a few. Your furry pal may love leaving pawprints on your windshield and bringing you dead mice, but she will definitely be both safer and healthier inside.

Prope  r Diet

Making sure that your feline friend is eating a proper, nourishing diet is also very important. Ask your vet for specific advice, including brand suggestions, portion sizes, feeding schedules, and suitable treats. Fresh water is important as well. Consider getting Fluffy a kitty fountain!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if ever we can be of assistance. As your local Anderson, IN veterinary clinic, we are dedicated to keeping our patients healthy!

  • All
  • Dog Care
  • General care
  • Uncategorized
Five brown corgies in a yellow couch and brown basket

The Queen’s Corgis

All eyes are on Britain this week, with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, who…
Read More
Close-up face of a cat with blue and green eyes

Eye Problems In Cats

Our feline buddies have strikingly beautiful eyes. Cats’ eyes can be many different colors, from…
Read More
Two adult Huskies with a dog cake

5 Things To Do For Holistic Pet Day

Holistic Pet Day is August 30th! There is a growing awareness of the benefits of…
Read More
Barney silver name tag

Pet Names

Did you know that Max was the top male dog name of 2021? We love…
Read More
Green circle shape pet tag named Patsy

7 Ways To Keep Your Pet From Getting Lost

It’s Lost Pet Prevention Month! This is an important topic, if a sad one. As…
Read More
Tabby gray cat with human hand in heart shape on its face

June Is National Adopt a Cat Month

It’s June, and it’s National Adopt a Cat Month! The start of summer marks kitten…
Read More
Black dog in a cage with pink ribbon on the neck

Is Fostering Pets Right For You?

May is National Foster Care Month! Many of our furry patients are former fosters, or…
Read More
Brown paw of a dog held by a woman's hand with white nails

If Dogs Had Thumbs

Did you know that March 3rd is If Pets Had Thumbs Day? Many of you…
Read More

Holidays With Kids And Pets

Happy Holidays! Like many of you, we are looking forward to getting together with our…
Read More
1 2 3 6