Feline February: Celebrating Cat Health Month!
Feb 05, 2024
Celebrate Cat Health Month by prioritizing regular veterinary appointments. February is the perfect time for cat owners to focus on their feline friends' well-being. In this article, we'll explore how you can actively participate in National Cat Health Month. Cat parents and enthusiasts can now dedicate a whole month of the year to felines! Our cat’s health is important; sometimes, we need extra motivation to focus on their physical and emotional health.
Cats have been in contact with humans for thousands of years and have stolen our hearts ever since.
What and When Is National Cat Health Month?
Ancient Egyptians had a cat god called Bastet, they also played an important role in killing venomous snakes, protecting the Pharaoh, and were even given royal treatment. In fact, the Ancient Egyptians were so fond of cats that they even mummified them and buried them with their owners!
About 8,000 years ago, cats were domesticated, and they developed a relationship with farmers where they were valued for killing rodents, and they were fed in exchange. Since then, cats have become one of the most popular pets in American households.
Every year in February, National Cat Health Month is celebrated. It’s a time to raise awareness and focus on the health and well-being of your cat. There are many ways that you, as a cat owner, can take part in this important campaign, show your support for your pet, and spread the word.
Why We Love National Cat Health Month
1. This Month Is Necessary
Unfortunately, many cat owners overlook or neglect the mental and physical health of their cats. National Cat Month also raises awareness about other cats that cannot be properly cared for, including cats in shelters. Every cat deserves a healthy and happy life.
2. A Healthy Cat Is a Happy Cat
All cats need loving care, nutritious food and water, regular exercise, a secure sleeping spot, and fun activities to keep them content. By celebrating and taking part in National Cat health month, you can help other cat owners pay more attention to the emotional and physical well-being of their pets.
3. It Encourages You to Learn More About Your Cat
Focusing on your cat's health and well-being allows you to pay more attention to their behavior and skills and spend more quality time with them. You may learn things you weren’t aware of. For example, you might learn how to teach your cat how to play fetch- some cats love it. You might also learn more about what foods your cat should or shouldn’t eat and which foods can help your cat thrive.
The 7 Ways to Celebrate National Health Month
With National Health Month being in February, why not show your cat how much you love them by taking care of their health and making sure they’re as healthy as possible? Here are a few ways to celebrate and participate in National Cat health month:
1. Take Your Cat for a Check-Up
National Cat Health Month is the perfect time to schedule your cat's wellness check-up. As a cat owner, it is recommended that you take your cat for at least one wellness check-up per year. Your veterinarian will be able to identify any potential health issues early on in your cat's life so that you can provide proper care and maintenance with keeping their vaccines up to date, flea control, and heart worm prevention.
2. Have a Cat Grooming Session
A grooming session is a bonding experience for your cat and can be beneficial for your cat's health as it allows you to check the health of your cat's coat, skin and claws. Be aware of dry or irritated skin, dull, missing or patchy fur and make sure your cat's claws aren't irritated or injured. If you notice any changes in your cat's health, make an appointment with your vet.
3. Spend Time With Your Cat
Spend some extra time cuddling with your kitty and playing with your cat and their favorite toys. You can even treat your cat to some new toys to switch up the routine and spoil your feline friend during National Cat Health month!
4. Spread the Word
One of the most effective ways to promote National Cat Month is to share photos of yourself and your cat with other cat lovers on social media. You can start a trend or use a hashtag to get more attention and reach out to more people. Have fun with it. Share a photo of yourself grooming your cat. Share a video of your two cats playing together. Share a picture of you with your four-legged friend in the waiting room at the vet. Tell your friends, family, and co-workers that National Cat Month is here!
5. Volunteer at a Local Shelter
Volunteer at your local animal shelter and see if you can help feed the cats and clean the animal enclosures. you can also help your local shelter by hosting a food drive to help raise money for the shelter’s medical expenses.
6. Adopt a Cat!
If you have the financial means and time to commit to a new furry friend, consider adopting a cat if you can. A shelter cat will always be thankful for their new family.
Check out our store locations page for cat cafes that stock/serve our coffee, you can hang out with the kitties and adopt one if you would like to.
7. Support Feline Health Research with Tabby Cat Coffee!
You can support feline health research by purchasing Tabby Cat Coffee. A portion of proceeds are donated to feline health research foundations: EveryCat Health Foundation, and Morris Animal Foundation. Yummy coffee for a great cause, a win-win!