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5 Key Points of Great Cat Care

Do you have a kitty? Our feline friends are lovable, cuddly, and very cute, and make wonderful pets. One reason cats are such popular pets is that they are fairly easy to care for. Fluffy is very self-sufficient in some ways: she’ll keep herself groomed, and discretely do her business in the litter box. However, just like any other animal, kitties do need proper care in order to stay happy, safe, and healthy. Feeding your furball a good, nutritious diet is of course first and foremost, but great cat care doesn’t stop there. Below, an Indianapolis, IN vet discusses some key points of great cat care.

Avoid Negative Reinforcement

Never punish your furball for misbehaving. Cats don’t think like people, and they don’t understand punishment. Whether Fluffy has scratched something, sprayed inappropriately, or knocked a glass off the table, she’s acting on her instincts. Your cat won’t understand why she’s being reprimanded, and could feel scared, anxious, or angry. When trying to correct a bad habit in your feline buddy, ignore unwanted behavior, or squirt her with water from a spray bottle to discourage her. Remember to reward Fluffy when she’s being good.

Provide Proper Stimulation

We know, kitties spend a rather exorbitant amount of time napping. When Fluffy is awake, however, she’ll be fully recharged and possibly a bit frisky. Keep things fun for your feline buddy by providing her with plenty of suitable playthings and proper stimulation, such as a good window view.

Microchipping

Getting your furball microchipped is one of the best things you can do to keep her safe. If Fluffy ever gets lost, a microchip will greatly increase the chances of her coming home, and could even save her life. If your kitty hasn’t been microchipped yet, call us today for an appointment.

Veterinary Care

Keeping up on your cat’s vaccines and parasite control is very important. Fluffy also needs regular examinations, so your vet can check for any signs of possible medical issues. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule.

Spaying/Neutering

We know, kittens are absolutely adorable. Unfortunately, shelters are overflowing with sweet, loving kitties that desperately need good homes. By getting Fluffy spayed or neutered, you’re helping to fight overpopulation, which will benefit all kitties.

Please contact us, your Indianapolis, IN vet clinic, for all your cat’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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