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5 Ways To Keep Your Cat Healthy

February 23, 2023

Kitties are known for being both independent and easy keepers. (They’re also known for being adorable little jerks, but that’s another topic.) Fluffy may think of herself as invincible, but in truth she is actually vulnerable to a variety of illnesses and injuries, and needs plenty of TLC to thrive. Here, a Mapleton, UT vet lists some ways to keep your furry buddy healthy.

Ground Her

Fluffy may love outdoor activities, such as terrorizing small animals,and making pawprint art on windshields, but she’s much safer staying inside. Kitties that are allowed to roam face some very serious threats, such as weather, wildlife, chemicals, and traffic. If you want to give your furball the best of both worlds, make her a catio.

Spay/Neuter Surgery

Fluffy probably won’t be thrilled about this procedure, but in the end, she will be both healthier and happier for it. Getting your feline buddy spayed or neutered will also help prevent unwanted litters, which is one of the best things you can do to promote good animal welfare. 

Preventative Care

Keeping up with Fluffy’s vaccines and parasite control products will go a long way towards protecting her from dangerous diseases and parasites. Exams are also very important. We know, your furball would rather stay home and take yet another nap, but coming to visit us is in her best interests.


That old rumor about cats having nine lives isn’t true, but it’s not hard to see where that rumor got started. Kitties are definitely predisposed to mischief. Make your home safe for Fluffy by removing or addressing potential threats, such as small or sharp objects and toxic plants. Ask your vet for tips.


Given the chance, Fluffy would probably scratch our first four suggestions off the list, but she’d quite likely approve of this one. Physical activity is just as important for kitties as it is for us! Offer your feline pal lots of toys, and take time to play with her regularly. 

Purr Activation

Your cat’s mental and emotional health also play huge roles in her overall well-being. Provide basic kitty luxuries, such as catnip, scratching posts, perches, and window seats. It’s also important for you to just pay attention to your furry overlord. Keep that motor going! 

Is your feline buddy due for an appointment? Contact us, your Mapleton, UT animal clinic, today! 

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