What Is Happy Cat Month?
It’s true! September is indeed Happy Cat Month! If you’ve been counting the days until National Cat Day (October 29th), well the good news starts now. As of September 1, you can officially start celebrating your cat, all month long beginning right now!
Happy Cat Month is a holiday created by the CATalyst Council, a cat-caring society with a mission to promote the health and welfare of companion cats. Cats are American’s #1 companion and all cat companions deserve to be loved, cherished and well-cared for. And while that’s true all year round, September’s Happy Cat Month gives you an opportunity to pay special attention to your feline friends. Here’s how to do just that.
How Does One Celebrate Happy Cat Month?
So what exactly is Happy Cat Month all about? It’s all about paying attention to your cat to make sure he or she is as happy and healthy as can be. Some ways you can do this include the following activities.
Take Your Cat to the Vet
Your cat will be able to be happiest when they are healthy, which is why making sure your cat enjoys good health is the primary focus of Happy Cat Month. Just as you go in for a physical every year, your cat deserves the same treatment.
This September, head to your vet for a checkup so the doctor can make sure your cat is the proper weight, is free from any pain, and does not have any signs of illness. You might also want to contribute to having your cat’s teeth cleaned, which is also important for good health.
Check Your Cat’s Food
Is your cat enjoying what you are feeding him or her? That’s great, but is your cat getting proper nutrition? You should always be feeding your cat actual cat food, which is designed to provide your cat with the nutrients he or she needs to be healthy.
You should take this time to check the ingredients in your cat’s food and perhaps even check cat food reviews online to make sure your cat is getting what’s best for him or her with respect to nutrition.
Play With Your Cat
Hopefully you are playing with your cats all the time, but maybe this month you can make an effort to step up your game. Buy your cat a new toy. Pay attention to the way your cats like to play. Sometimes when your cat cries, they are trying to get food, water or a clean litter pan, but other times, they just want your attention. A playing cat is a happy, healthy cat so encourage your cat’s play efforts whenever possible.
Groom Your Cat During This Extra Special Month
Cats are great pets to have for a lot of reasons, but one is that they are pretty self-sufficient and pretty good at keeping themselves clean. But furry cats can’t help it if they shed a lot, and some of their cleaning efforts can mean uncomfortable hairballs as well as excess hair on your clothes and furniture.
Help them out by brushing them whenever you can. It feels great to your cat, is soothing and relaxing to most humans, and can make sure a lot of that excess fur ends up in the garbage rather than on your things or in your cat’s stomach.
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