December is National Cat Lovers Month, a month when we celebrate and honor the love between cats and their owners. Of course, cat owners love their cats every month, but December serves as a reminder of the special companionship that cats provide. While this month is special, you can use these ideas throughout the year to tell your cat how much you appreciate them in a “language” he or she will understand.

10 Ways to Show Your Cat Love

1. Play
Interactive play that stimulates your cat’s prey drive is essential to their physical and mental health. Pick up a cat teaser, so you and your cat can enjoy hours and hours of fun together.
2. Snuggle
Let your cat snuggle up in your lap for a movie or nap.
3. Groom
Cats do a pretty thorough job of grooming themselves, but some need and enjoy a little extra help with routine brushing.
4. Feed High-Quality Food
Your cat will be able to taste the difference. Plus, they’ll be healthier, too.
5. Offer Treats
Reward your cat’s good behavior with treats in their favorite flavors.
6. Slow Blink
Relaxed and happy cats blink slowly when they make eye contact with the people they are close to. You can blink slowly back to show your cat you feel relaxed and safe around them too.
7. Provide a Perch
Most cats feel safest when they’re able to perch above the ground and observe their surroundings.
8. Create a Nest
Cats also like to have a cozy bed in a safe spot.
9. Set Up Scratching Posts
Encourage your cat to scratch designated posts (instead of your furniture).
10. Help Prevent Whisker Fatigue
Whiskers help cats sense the size and shape of their surroundings, and they can get fatigued from too much stimulation. Make sure your cat’s food and water bowls don’t crowd their whiskers.

Feline Wellness and Preventative Care at TangleWilde Veterinary Clinic

Although your cat might not understand that you’re bringing them to the veterinary clinic out of love, being sure to provide your cat with thorough wellness and preventative care is one of the best ways to love them because it’s the best way to ensure they live a long, healthy, and happy life.
At TangleWilde Veterinary Clinic, we provide comprehensive feline wellness and preventative care, tailored to meet the unique needs of each of our patients. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment for your cat, we welcome you to contact our office today.