5 Ways to Keep Your Cat Happy

Did you know that September is officially Happy, Healthy Cat Month? While keeping your pet happy and healthy is important all year long, this is a great time to talk about your kitty’s care needs, and what she needs to stay healthy and content. Read on for some great tips from a Bolingbrook, IL vet on keeping your kitty purring.


No matter how tired your cat seems, she can’t sleep all the time. Make sure Fluffy has some fun entertainment options for when she is awake. Toys are of course crucial, so be sure to offer your furball a variety of fun playthings. It’s also important for you to take time to play with your kitty every day. Your pet may also appreciate a cat garden, or perhaps some DVDs made just for cats.

Comfy Beds

Did you know that cats can sleep up to 14 hours a day? While we aren’t entirely convinced that kitties actually need that much rest, we do advise getting your sleepy pet lots of comfy beds to snuggle up in.

Veterinary Care

We know, coming to see us isn’t exactly Fluffy’s favorite thing to do. However, your kitty will definitely look and feel better with proper veterinary care. We recommend that most cats come in at least once a year. Ask your vet for specific advice.


Fluffy doesn’t mind getting comfortable on our furniture, but she really does enjoy having some things that were made just for her. Cat towers are a wonderful choice, as they give your kitty a jungle gym, a napping spot, and a nail-care station, all in one. Our feline pals also love to look out windows, so make your furball a comfy window seat with a good view, where she can relax and watch birds and squirrels. If you have room, consider making a catio.


Kitties do best when they feel loved, safe, and a bit spoiled. In order to keep Fluffy’s motor running, you’ll want to pay your feline pal lots of attention: talk to her, play with her, and spend time with her daily. Cats all have their own purrsonalities: some love to snuggle, while others are more aloof. Let your pet decide when it’s cuddle time.

Do you have questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your Bolingbrook, IL pet hospital, anytime.

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