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Cat Care 101: Fluffy’s Basic Needs

June 1, 2022

Cats are truly popular pets. They’re easy to keep, which is one reason for that. In fact, out of all of the animals humans have domesticated, Fluffy may very well be the most independent. That doesn’t mean your kitty can take of herself, though. A local vet talks about some of the things your furry pal requires in this article.


A good pet care routine has proper nutrition as its foundation. While buying Fluffy’s food isn’t rocket science, there are things to keep in mind. You’ll need to decide whether to feed wet food, kibble, or both. It’s also important to pick a good food that’s appropriate for your kitty’s health, age, and lifestyle. Talk to your vet for recommendations.


Hydration is essential to your feline pal’s survival, and it’s also important for her overall health. Many cats would rather drink running water, so try to get Fluffy a fountain. If you let your furry buddy go out and/or have more than one kitty, consider putting out extra bowls.


Our feline friends are all unique creatures, but they have one thing in common: they love naps. Fluffy can spend as much as 20 hours a day napping! Offer your sleepy pet lots of comfy beds and napping spots. (That includes lap space.)


Fluffy can’t spend all of her time sleeping. She will need enrichment and also stimulation. Be sure to offer her lots of playthings. Cats all have their own tastes, so pay attention to what your feline buddy prefers.

Veterinary Care

Our feline overlords tend to be fairly hardy, but they still need great health care to thrive. Fluffy will need regular exams, vaccines, as well as parasite control. We also recommend getting her spayed or neutered and microchipped.


Most cats are pretty good about cleaning themselves. However, longhaired kitties will probably need some extra help. Fluffy will also need more assistance with her beauty regime as she puts on years.

Kitty Must-Haves

A clean litterbox is at the top of this list! Fluffy will also appreciate kitty furniture, catnip, scratching posts, and, of course, the occasional empty box.


Love is the special ingredient here. Spend time with Fluffy and be sure to pay attention to her. Talk to her, pet her, and offer her lap space. Purrs are truly precious!

Do you have concerns or questions about your cat’s care? Contact us, your animal clinic in Carlisle, ON!

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