5 Ways to Keep Your Cat Happy in 2018

Happy New Year! As we leave 2017 behind and move into 2018, many people are setting new priorities for the coming year. Don’t forget about your feline friend! Your kitty will be right there with you in the new year, following you around, meowing at you, and keeping you smiling with her adorable antics. Why not incorporate Fluffy into your resolutions? Read on as a local Smyrna, GA vet lists some great ways to keep your furry little buddy purring in 2017.


While cats do spend a rather excessive amount of time napping, even the drowsiest kitty can’t sleep all the time. Don’t let Fluffy get bored! Offer your kitty plenty of fun toys to play with, and make sure she has a comfy window seat with a good view. Your furball may even like watching DVDs made for cats!

Comfy Beds

Is your cat sleeping right now? There’s a good chance that she is. Make sure your cute pet has plenty of napping spots. Pet beds are great, but you can also just put some pillows or soft blankets in a box or wicker basket.

Veterinary Care

We know, Fluffy would much rather take yet another nap than visit us. (We don’t take this personally: we know our feline patients are really homebodies at heart.) However, Fluffy will both look and feel better with proper veterinary care. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule.

Good Food

Proper nutrition is very important to Fluffy’s health! Offer your furball high-quality, nutritious food. Snacks are fine, but don’t go overboard with fatty treats. If your kitty becomes obese, she’ll be at risk for developing some very serious health issues, such as heart disease and diabetes, to name just a few. Ask your vet for specific nutritional advice, including portion sizes, safe and unsafe foods, and, of course, suitable treats.


Cats need to feel loved to really be happy. Pay lots of attention to your furry little buddy. You don’t need to spend hours a day coddling your pet. Just talk to Fluffy, offer her ear scritches when you walk by, and let her snuggle up with you when she wants. A cat’s love is a precious gift!

Is your pet due for vaccinations or an exam? Contact us, your local Smyrna, GA pet hospital, today. We are here to help!