February is the National Cat Health Month. To celebrate it, pay more attention to your feline friends and their health.
Many owners take their cat’s health for granted since cats are more independent, and usually need less attention than dogs. But, although cats are pets that are much easier to care for, they still have their needs:
- Cats need physical activity, so play with them throughout the day.
- Take them to a vet for an annual check-up to make sure they’re completely healthy.
- They should be up to date on all vaccinations and regular deworming.
- Don’t forget their teeth (February is also a Pet Dental Health Month!).
- Feed them well-balanced and natural food to keep them healthy.
Also, since February is also a spay/neuter awareness month, we would like to raise awareness about the importance of spaying/neutering your cat or dog for their health.
Just make sure to sterilize them at the right time to avoid problems. For dogs that are sterilized too late, there’s a higher chance of obesity and phobias. On the other hand, early sterilization can lead to abnormal bone growth.
Also, if your pet escapes, and isn’t sterilized, it can create a problem for the whole community. For example, one unsterilized female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in just 6 years!
So, if you’re looking to adopt a pet now, you should consider spaying/neutering them. Not only are you being responsible, but you’re also getting a better-behaved pet with fewer health problems.
Finally, don’t take your pet for granted. Their health should be a priority if you want them to live longer and be happier.