September Means Awareness for Happy, Healthy Cat Month

| September 17, 2019 | 15 Comments

September Means Awareness for Happy, Healthy Cat Month

September is the National Month of the Happy, Healthy Cat. Do you know what the best way to celebrate this month is? By having a cat that is happy and healthy of course! Cats are easier to please than you would think; however, seeing to it that your feline pal is healthy may mean you will need to put in a little effort. It will be well worth all the trouble! For pet parents who know what they’re doing, every month needs to be Happy, Healthy Cat Month. September is a great time to raise awareness of what must be done for our feline friends!

September Means Awareness for Happy, Healthy Cat Month
Cat sitting outside.

Healing Time

One way to definitely keep your cat happy is to make sure they’re healthy. You shouldn’t ever wait until you surmise that your cat could be sick before seeing the vet. Cats don’t like others to know if they’re hurt. This is an evolutionary throwback from when cats lived in the wild. Take Kitty to the vet for not only preventive treatments but regular check-ups. Irritating insects incite itching in your illustrious pet, even indoors. Inquire about beneficial pest prevention methods from your vet. If you are of modest means, health insurance is available for cats. Ask about it.

Eating Time

No pet parent will find themselves having trouble getting their healthy cat to eat. Meat is your cat’s favourite food. Cats need food that has lots of protein and very few to no carbs. Cats are obligate carnivores. That means a cat needs to have meat. Your cat’s food must list meat of some form as the primary ingredient. There should be no artificial additives, fillers, or colours in your cat’s food. Every cat has unique nutritional needs. Ask the vet what would be effective.

September Means Awareness for Happy, Healthy Cat Month
September Means Awareness for Happy, Healthy Cat Month

A ubiquitous but harmful error is to overfeed your cat. It is all too easy to confuse food with love and give your darling pet more food than what’s good. Kitty will have to problem with that. This results in a chubby munchkin with a high risk of cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. Your cat should be getting ample exercise as well.

Play Time

One sure way to see to it your cat happy is to let her have fun. Provide scratching posts and climbing trees so that she can have her fun without ravaging your home. Give her your time as well. Throw some toys for her, dangle the string.

Potty Time

This may seem like a miniscule thing, but it’s very important indeed to a cat. Cats like to be neat and clean. A tidy cat likes something more than just occasional grooming. Cats like it when their litter box is clean. So will you! Pick out a tray and litter that fits your cat best!

Do you want to know other ways to keep your cat healthy and happy? Just take a look at this infographic!

September Means Awareness for Happy, Healthy Cat Month Infographic

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  1. JoKing says:

    I always grew up with pets and especially cats. They are such loving creatures. A happy cat brings joy to everyone!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Good pointers for cat owners, though a lot applies to dogs too of course.

  3. Shirley says:

    Thank you for the tips. Health care is so important for animals

  4. micheline says:

    This was a good read, I have a 2 year old cat and getting 2 new kittens (2 months) on Friday to keep her company.

  5. Calvin says:

    Nice highlight of crucial tips for all cats. My cat thanks you.

  6. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    I’ve had cats since I was 7 and although they are finicky, independent and moody, I wouldn’t want to be without one in my life.

  7. Kristi says:

    I’ve read that cats do best on wet food, not kibble. It’s too dehydrating on their bodies since they are carnivores.

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I find it quite amazing that there are all these months, weeks or days dedicated to something or other. Is there also a happy healthy dog month too? I’m guessing yes.

  9. Erin N says:

    Aw <3 I love cats! Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  10. Cats are my whole world. Their health is my number 1 priority. Unfortunately, I lost my best buddy 3 weeks ago. His brothers and sisters miss him to.

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