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Celebrate “National Cat Health Month” With Your Furry Friend

Celebrate “National Cat Health Month” With Your Furry Friend

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I was thinking and finally realized something. February is all about love and cats! During this lovely month, you get the chance to celebrate your kitty many times for different reasons, but one event that you shouldn’t skip is “National Cat Health Month”.

I believe that this event is extremely important for both cat parents and their beloved kitties, as it reminds cat owners to pay special attention to their cat’s health.

Cats are remarkable creatures and have always been. Throughout history, they have been highly popular in many civilizations and were even sacred animals. Killing a cat was punished by death. 

Nowadays, they’re still popular, along with dogs, the most popular family pets. Killing them isn’t punished by death but in most countries, they’re protected by law – as they should be.

Every cat parent should know that the key to a happy cat is a healthy cat. Therefore, February is the month dedicated to love and cats, which means that cat parents should show their pet cats how much they love them by using this month as a reminder to check their kitties’ health.

Things You Should Do To Keep Your Cat Healthy

the vet examines the tabby cat

Here are some of the most interesting activities that you can do during “National Cat Health Month”, and you can repeat this every year to show your kitty that you care about it:

• First and most important, take your kitty to the vet for a detailed examination. 

You shouldn’t take your kitty to the vet only when something happens. A preventive examination is always a good choice and you can decide to take your cat to such examinations every February. 

This is especially important because cats are simply masters at hiding pain, so they may have some health issue that needs to be treated and you don’t know about it.

• Vaccinate your cat regularly.

Vaccinations are of great importance for our cats’ health as it keeps them safe from severe illnesses. So, vaccinate both your indoor and outdoor cats because both need this protection. 

• Spay/neuter your cat.

the veterinarian sterilizes the cat

If you wish your cat to be healthy and happy, another thing you should do is to spay/neuter it. These procedures have many benefits; they can reduce the risks of various health issues in our cats, and most importantly, it will reduce the number of accidental litters.

• Pay attention to the cat’s diet.

It’s essential to provide our kitties with high-quality diets. Feeding them food that contains animal meat and protein will help them grow stronger and develop their immune system. 

A responsible owner should avoid feeding their cats unhealthy human food as this can lead to many health issues.

• Keep your cat’s claws, ears, and teeth clean and healthy.

This fantastic trio also requires a bit of attention. If you wish to avoid unnecessary health issues, then I suggest you trim your cat’s nails regularly and clean their ears and teeth in order to avoid infections or other problems.

• Keep your cat fit.

Exercise is very important for cats as it keeps them active and stimulated. Through different activities, they can develop better, both mentally and physically. Exercise will reduce the risk of obesity and similar health issues that may develop.

• What follows after the cat behaves well? A reward, of course! 

cute kitten is playing with yarn ball

So, after the February examination at the vet, you can reward your kitty to thank it for good behavior. You can provide it with a new interesting toy that will keep it entertained for hours, or you can choose the cat’s favorite treat. It all depends on the type of cat and its preferences!

• Finally, don’t forget to post a picture of your cat with #NationalCatHealthMonth!

By doing this, you’ll raise awareness of cat health and remind others to take good care of their cat’s health.

Imagine what you would do without your cat. If you cannot see yourself without it, then I suggest you join the celebration of “National Cat Health Month”. 

I know that our cats won’t live forever, unfortunately, but at least we have a chance to provide them with the longest and happiest lives possible if we pay attention to them. So, I’m in, are you?

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