5 Ways To Keep Your Cat Healthy

Cats are known for being pretty hardy little pets. Fluffy is quite independent, though she doesn’t actually have nine lives. (Judging by some of her more daring escapades and shenanigans, we’re not sure she ever got that memo, but that’s another story.) However, kitties do need love and good care to thrive. A Champions Forest, TX vet lists some things that will keep your furry buddy in good shape below. 


Veterinary Care

First and foremost, make sure that Fluffy sees her vet regularly. We recommend that all kitties be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and kept current on her exams, screenings, vaccines and parasite control. However, your feline buddy’s care needs will change over time. Follow your vet’s recommended appointment schedule. 




While the major reason for spaying/neutering is to prevent unwanted litters, getting this procedure done will also benefit your furry friend healthwise. Kitties that have been fixed have lower risks of developing several serious health issues, such as ovarian cancer. They’re also less prone to running off in search of love.




Cats are known for being frisky and playful. While Fluffy’s mischievous streak definitely plays a role in making her the cute and entertaining furball we all love, it can also be quite dangerous. Not only do kitties not know what is and isn’t safe to play with, they’re often most interested in the things that are dangerous.  Remove or secure potential hazards, such as wires and cords, toxic plants, plastic wraps and ties, and small or sharp objects. Ask your vet for tips.

Ground Fluffy 


One of the best things you can do for your feline pal is keep her indoors. Cats that go outside are at risk from many things, including stray animals, traffic, weather, chemical exposure, and parasites. They’re also much more likely to get lost or injured!


Good Food 


You don’t have to go with the most expensive food out there, but it is important to choose one that offers high-quality ingredients, has limited fillers, and is suitable for your furball’s age and size. Portion control is also crucial. Even giving Fluffy a few extra calories a day can lead to weight gain! Ask your vet for specific advice, including tips on serving sizes.


Please contact us, your Champions Forest, TX pet hospital, with questions about your pet’s health or care. We’re here for you! 

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