How to Make Your Cat Feel Loved

February 20th is Love Your Pet Day! Kitties are wonderful pets, who truly enrich and brighten up our lives with their cute antics, adorable furry faces, and soothing purrs. Read on as an Aurora, CO vet offers tips on helping your feline buddy feel loved.

Good Food

One of the best things you can do for Fluffy is to make sure she is eating a good, nourishing diet. Give your furball the best food you can afford, but don’t overfeed her. If your kitty becomes obese, she will be at risk of developing some very serious health issues! Treats are fine, and are a great way to help Fluffy feel cared for. Just don’t overdo it.


Fluffy is a hunter at heart, and she has pretty strong predatory instincts. Make sure your furry pal has lots of toys, so she can practice her jumps and pounces. Of course, as far as Fluffy is concerned, the best plaything around is actually you. Spend time playing with your feline friend, using interactive toys, like a wand toy or laser pointer. This will make playtime more fun and more challenging for your furball. Your pet will also know that you are doing something specifically to amuse her, which will help her feel loved.


Pay attention to your furry little buddy! Many of our feline pals love to curl up on their humans’ laps, or snuggle up with them at night. Fluffy also may enjoy ear scritches and forehead rubs. Even cats that aren’t super cuddly often enjoy being close to their people.


Talking to your cat is a great way to pay attention to her. Some of our feline patients are furry little chatterboxes. Others hardly ever meow. However, even if your furball is generally quiet, she’ll still appreciate being spoken to, as she’ll know that you’re trying to communicate with her.

Veterinary Care

Given the option, Fluffy may very well knock this one off the list. However, your furball will both look and feel better with veterinary care. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule. It’s also important to act immediately if you notice any signs of illness. Cats often try to mask their symptoms, so Fluffy could be quite sick before you notice anything.

Please reach out to us, your Aurora, CO vet clinic, anytime. We’re always happy to help!

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