How to Make Your Cat Happy

Kitties have many wonderful qualities: they’re cute, cuddly, adorable, and often absolutely hilarious. Cats are also pretty easy to care for: providing your furball with good food, a clean litterbox, and regular veterinary care will cover her basic needs. But what does it take to really make your feline friend happy? It may be easier than you think! In this article, a local Colorado Springs, CO vet offers some easy ways to keep your cat happy and purring.

Comfy Napping Spots

If there’s one thing we know for sure about cats, it’s that they take their beauty rest very seriously. Fluffy may spend up to 20 hours a day napping! Offer your sleepy pet lots of comfy beds to snuggle up in.

Attention

Cats need to feel loved to truly thrive. Pay lots of attention to your kitty: talk to her, pet her, and play with her, so she feels safe and pampered. If your feline friend wants to snuggle up in your lap, let her! The more you interact with your pet, the more interactive she’ll become!

Entertainment

Offer your furball lots of fun toys to smack around, and play with her daily. Playing is actually great for cats! All that pouncing and jumping will give Fluffy beneficial physical activity. It will also provide her with mental stimulation, which will keep her mind healthy as she ages.

Furniture

Fluffy doesn’t have many reservations about making herself comfortable on your bed or sofa, but she’ll really enjoy having some things of her own. Cat towers, pet tents, kitty condos, and activity centers are all great for our feline friends. You can buy your kitty some cute pieces of furniture, or you can go the DIY route and make your own. Check online for great ideas!

Veterinary Care

We know, visiting us is not exactly Fluffy’s favorite thing to do. But your kitty will be much healthier—and therefore happier—with proper veterinary care. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule. At home, keep an eye out for signs of illness, such as excessive vomiting, unusual meowing, unkempt fur, hiding, or lack of appetite. Cats often don’t show signs of sickness until they’re quite ill, so contact your vet immediately if you notice anything amiss.

Do you have questions about your cat’s health or care? Call us, your Colorado Springs, CO animal hospital, today!