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Happy Cat Month: The best tips and tricks to keep your feline content


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As we continue through National Happy Cat Month a company has revealed the best tips and tricks on how to keep your feline happy.

Whether it be spending your salary on quality pet food or making sure your kittens have the best toys to play with, cat owners across Kent will stop at nothing to make their moggy content.

Your cat's health is key to keeping them happy. Stock image
Your cat's health is key to keeping them happy. Stock image

Despite this, cats have an attitude, and, even though felines can be true enigmas, cat owners are still on a mission to figure them out.

When you search for 'why does my cat…' the suggestions include 'run away from me', 'stare at me' and 'randomly bite me'.

So in answer to your questions the online greetings card marketplace, thortful.com, has revealed the best ways to keep on your cat’s good side.

Keep them entertained

A bored cat is a grumpy and mischievous one.

It is important to keep your cat entertained. Picture: Canva
It is important to keep your cat entertained. Picture: Canva

Without stimulation and things to keep your cat entertained, you’re on a downhill slope to a destructive kitty.

The importance of providing a stimulating environment is especially important with house cats.

Everyone gives their cats toys or has a cat tree in the corner of their living room but why not get a bit creative.

Hide treats around your house in areas that might be harder to reach.

Providing a scavenger hunt will keep your cat exploring their space ensuring they don’t get bored.

This month is Happy Cat Month. Picture: Wikimedia
This month is Happy Cat Month. Picture: Wikimedia

Another way to keep your cat engaged is to introduce them to new things on a regular basis.

For example, have some playtime with bubbles or put a video on your TV that is designed to catch a cat’s interest.

Organise their space

In your home, try to make sure where your cat eats is in a very different place from their litter tray.

Try to put their eating and toilet areas in different rooms. You should even try to store your bags of cat litter in different rooms to where your cat eats and drinks.

Try not to keep your cat's food and litter box in the same room. Stock image
Try not to keep your cat's food and litter box in the same room. Stock image

Considering this, it’s very similar to humans. We wouldn’t want to eat a meal sat next to the toilet so don’t let your cat do it either.

It’s all about making sure your cat is comfortable in their home and can relax in their space.

What’s on the menu?

No human, nor cat, enjoys having an upset stomach, which is why getting the right diet is super important.

Your feline should have a mainly meat-based diet that is well-balanced.

Your feline should have a mainly meat-based diet that is well-balanced. Picture: Canva
Your feline should have a mainly meat-based diet that is well-balanced. Picture: Canva

By speaking to your vet or researching what your cat should be eating based on their weight and age will ensure they keep a happy and healthy gut.

Knowing what cats can and can’t eat will keep you on the right track.

For example, some common human food can be poisonous to cats.

Onions, grapes, leeks, cheese, and citrus food are all solid no-goes so don’t leave any of these foods on your worktops for wandering paws.

Regular check ups

If you do find that your cat is being unnecessarily grumpy, it might be time to take them to the vet Picture: Canva
If you do find that your cat is being unnecessarily grumpy, it might be time to take them to the vet Picture: Canva

Making sure you recognise when your cat’s demeanour changes is one of the best ways to keep them happy in the long term.

If you do find that your cat is being unnecessarily grumpy, it might be time to take them to the vet to see if there’s a reason behind their bad temper.

Perhaps consider spaying or neutering your feline to see a shift in their mood.

This can stop male cats from getting into nasty fights and stop female cats from carrying kittens.

A common issue that can cause an unhappy cat is dental issues which vets can easily identify but owners can’t.

A common issue that can cause an unhappy cat is dental issues. Picture: Canva
A common issue that can cause an unhappy cat is dental issues. Picture: Canva

Now you are ready to keep your cat happy and hopefully save your furniture from scratches!

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