A Happy Cat is a Healthy Cat for Happy Cat Month

September is Happy Cat Month, a month created by the CATalyst Council to assist in spreading the word about the health, welfare, and value of cats as companion pets, as well as to educate cat guardians what they can do to ensure their pet is happy.

Making sure a cat’s basic needs are met – food and water, safe shelter, clean litter, and regular veterinarian checkups are all important to that happiness, but it’s also important to provide a cat with fun and stimulating challenges that cater to their natural predator instincts to keep their minds sharp, their bodies fit, and their hearts happy and healthy.

It could be a cat condo that provides options for climbing, hiding, and scratching, or sometimes it’s an empty box, an unmade bed, or a puddle of sunshine to nap in. Or maybe it’s an unexpected treat, or a fun, catnip toy, or just the simple love and companionship from fellow catmates, or human caregivers.

Just some of the many things that make my cats happy!

A few more things…

Whatever it is, nothing gives me greater joy than knowing I’m making my cats happy, because the happiness they bring to my heart and home is returned a thousand times over. What are some of the little things you like to do for your cats to make them happy?

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  1. Finding something new to do that is as much fun for me as well as the staff. Not easy to keep me entertained though as I do like live prey games, MOL
    Happy Month Purrs to you all

  2. speedyrabbit says:

    Pets are always so much fun,xx SPeedy

  3. Comedy Plus says:

    Keeping kitties happy doesn’t take a lot of work. They appreciate the effort too. I love the Time with Mom. Is that a starter kit?

    Have a purrfect Happy Cat Month. My best to your mom. ♥

  4. Play time with Mom is our favorite ! Purrs

  5. jmuhj says:

    Well, we have our CATurday ritual that includes brushing and distribution of catnip along with spraying the cat furniture with catnip spray. On Sunday, I clean and refill their water fountain. I try to brush them daily — sometimes multiple times a day, because they love being brushed! And I’m always ordering different foods in addition to their regular ones, along with a steady supply of treats. For us, Happy Cat Month is EVERY month.

  6. Having open windows seems to be very enjoyable for all of the inside cats! And the screens are FIRMLY attached, so no kitty goes out!

  7. We have it pretty good here…lots of windows, good foods, lots of toys and comfy places to nap. 🙂

  8. September is a good month. Not only is it Happy Cat Month but spring is sprung here in New Zealand wooHOOOO

    Have a good week!

    Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew

  9. Ellen Pilch says:

    Great post. All kitties deserve to be happy.