As one year closes and another begins, people everywhere adopt new resolutions to make the most of the New Year. As a pet parent, your kitty is your priority, so why not make your New Year’s resolutions all about improving the care and well-being of your favorite furry friend? There are things that even the most dutiful and observant of pet parents could be doing better. Here are nine New Year’s resolutions that every cat owner should adopt for the upcoming year and beyond.
9. Make Trips To The Vet Less Daunting
Obviously, it’s essential for your cat’s health and well-being that your pet receives regular checkups at the vet’s office. This doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience, and there are small things you can do to help them feel calm. When packing for the visit, bring a fluffy towel or thick blanket to lay down on the vet’s table to keep your feline comfy. Consider finding a vet that only sees cats so your pet doesn’t get spooked by barks and growls from their canine counterparts.
8. Update Your Cat’s ID Tags
It may seem like a no-brainer, but it is important: make sure that your cat is microchipped and registered, with all ID information up-to-date. See to it that your kitty’s ID tags are still readable, as wear and tear can make them illegible. The information on the tag should include your name, address, and telephone number, and it doesn’t hurt to include a back-up phone number as well. Remember, should your cat wander off and get lost, your kitty’s ID tag is their best ticket home.
7. Break Out The Daily Fun
Cats need a lot of mental stimulation in their daily routine. Playing together not only helps strengthen your bond, it also keeps them from becoming bored, engaging in destructive behavior, and tearing apart something else around the house. Scheduling daily play time gives both of you something to look forward to and can help you introduce a little exercise into your kitty’s day.
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