The American Veterinary Medical Association and the CATalyst Council are celebrating Happy Cat Month this September. Of course, here at the Conscious Cat, every month is Happy Cat Month – after all, that’s what we’re all about: “conscious living, health and happiness for cats and their humans!”
None of us here have to be convinced of the benefits of living with cats, but did you know that studies show that people who live with cats have a 40% less chance of having a stroke or heart attack? Of course, cats bring so much more into our lives than just health-protective benefits, and in return for making us happy, we all do everything we can to keep our cats happy.
What are the four basic components of a happy cat’s life?
- species appropriate nutrition
- an enriched environment
- regular (at least annual) visits to the veterinarian
- lots and lots of love and attention!
In this beautifully produced video, Dr. Jane Brundt, Executive Director of the CATalyst Council, offers tips on making cats happy and discusses the benefits of having a cat (or cats) in the house.
What are you doing for your cats to celebrate Happy Cat Month?
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