September is Happy Cat Month!

We don’t need another excuse to spoil our pets, but this month is Happy Cat Month! Here at 5 Points Animal Hospital every day is dedicated to your special animal, but since this month emphasizes our favorite felines, we are giving you some key pointers to remind you how important it is to keep your cat healthy and happy!

Happy Cat Month - Nashville TN - 5 Points Animal

Entertainment

Playtime is an essential part of every cat’s day. A time to let loose and explore allows the cat to stay mentally and physically active. Allotting a certain amount of time each day to sit down with your cat and entertain it using new toys, string, feathers, etc. will not only be relaxing for you, it will make your cat happy as well. Use this time to practice simple training. Teaching your cat to stay off of counters or to sit are both useful and fun tricks that will strengthen your relationship with your animal. There is no need to use a ton of treats during play. Cats like to work for their food. Consider investing in a scratch post to save your sanity and your sofa, all while allowing your cat to exercise its claws. This is a normal feline behavior, so having a place to do that will make both of you happy!

Health

Some people are afraid to let their cat outside, but have no fear! Having an enclosed “catio” is useful for letting your cat roam around outdoors unsupervised. Walking your cat is another option. Depending on its temperament, taking your cat for a tour of the neighborhood in a harness will allow it to explore while being attached to a leash that you control.

All of the above points are necessary for a healthy pet, but some issues require more thought than others. Bring your cat, and your questions, into 5 Points Animal Hospital! We love our kitty visitors!

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