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Apartment Care For Cats

January 4, 2024

Are you and your kitty apartment dwellers? One great thing about cats is the fact that they can adapt to any size or type of dwelling. Some kitties are lounging about in mansions, while others are enjoying the van life craze. Cats are also very popular pets for renters, as many landlords are fine with our feline pals. A Brooklyn, NY vet offers some insight on keeping Fluffy happy and healthy in an apartment below.

Provide Vertical Space

Cats love their naps, but they do still need exercise and stimulation. If you don’t have much floor space, offer Fluffysome vertical spots. Install cat shelves or get a hanging scratcher. A cat tower is also a great option.

Make The Windows Kitty-Friendly

Looking out the window counts is a very popular form of entertainment for our feline pals. Your kitty will appreciate a comfy window seat. Just make sure that your windows and screens close securely. Kitties can fall out, which is extremely dangerous. You may also want to customize your window treatments. Fluffy has been known to make door holes in blinds so she can get to the window. That will eat up part of your deposit. Plus, your kitty could get tangled in the cords. 

Litterbox Concealment

Fluffy’s litterbox makes it very easy to care for her, but it isn’t helping your aesthetic at all. Consider getting a piece to conceal it. You can buy custom pieces of furniture, but you can also go the DIY route and upcycle something. Look online for ideas and instructions. 

Don’t Skip Veterinary Care

An indoor-only cat that is an only pet may not need as many appointments as a senior or a kitty that goes outdoors. However, veterinary care is still crucial to Fluffy’s health and well-being. Fleas and ticks can (and do) get indoors, and can make your pet very sick. Fluffy should be fixed, microchipped, and kept current on exams, vaccines, and parasite control. Ask your vet for specific advice.

Keep Fluffy In

We always advise keeping cats indoors. As soon as Fluffy sets her paws outside, she is at risk from a slew of hazards, including cars, weather, chemicals, predators, and, sadly, many people. Even a scuffle with another neighborhood cat can lead to injuries or infections. 

Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Contact us, your local Brooklyn, NY animal clinic, today!

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