Happy Healthy Cat Month

Did you know that September is Happy Healthy Cat Month? While we certainly hope that all of our feline clients are happy and healthy all year, this is a great time to discuss some important aspects of great cat care. Read on as a Livonia, MI vet offers advice on keeping Fluffy healthy and purring.

Veterinary Care

As a kitten, Fluffy will need her initial exams and vaccinations, as well as microchipping and spay/neuter surgery. Once your furball reaches adulthood, she will need regular wellness care, including exams, parasite control, and recommended vaccines. In your kitty’s golden years, she’ll need more frequent appointments, so her health can be monitored. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule. In between visits, keep up with Fluffy’s parasite control, and watch for any signs of potential illness. Some red flags are hiding, poor grooming, weight loss, litterbox issues, vomiting, grumpiness, and changes in appetite, vocalization, or behavior. Call your vet immediately if you see any of these symptoms.

Diet and Nutrition

Proper nutrition is key to your cat’s health and well-being. Get Fluffy the best cat food you can afford. Don’t overindulge her, though: you may end up with a pudgy pet! While chubby kitties are cute, obesity can cause some very serious health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, and bone/joint issues! Follow your vet’s dietary recommendations.


Fluffy’s love of napping may be adorable, but it won’t keep her in shape. Offer your furball lots of fun toys, and get her some good pet furniture. We also recommend playing with Fluffy every day: regular play sessions will benefit her both mentally and physically. Plus, they will score you some serious points with your feline overlord!


Don’t let your kitty get bored! Offer Fluffy at least one comfy window seat with a good view.

Activating The Purr

Spend time with Fluffy: talk to her, pet her, cuddle her, and let her snuggle with you. Kitties have some rather interesting ways of showing their love: Fluffy may head-butt you; knead your lap; follow you around; or roll over and offer you her tummy for a belly rub. But while these cute and quirky displays of feline affection are all adorable, nothing beats kitty purrs and cuddles!

Please contact us, your Livonia, MI animal clinic, with any questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care. We’re here to help!

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