Spring Care for Cats

Spring is almost here! This can be a fun time of year for our feline friends. Fluffy loves sunbathing, so she will definitely be happy to be able to spend more time in her favorite sunbeam. However, you will need to take a few precautions to keep your kitty happy, healthy, and purring. A Lexington, KY vet discusses spring care for cats in this article.

Wellness Care

Fleas and ticks will be coming out in droves as the weather warms up. Wild animals will also be on the prowl. Make sure that Fluffy is up to date on her vaccines and parasite control products.


Many people have gardening on their minds at this time of year. Keep in mind that many plants are toxic to cats. Lilies, tulips, and daffodils are a few that are poisonous to kitties. You can find a full list at the ASPCA website here. On a brighter note, Fluffy may enjoy a little pot of cat grass or wheatgrass to nibble on.


Spring is a peak shedding time for kitties. What does that mean for you? Fur everywhere, and possibly an increase in hairballs. Brushing your feline pal daily will help by trapping that fur in a brush before it gets stuck to your sofa. Your vet may also recommend a hairball remedy.


We always advise keeping cats safe and sound indoors. Every season has its own unique dangers. In spring, rain, wild animals, traffic, lawn/garden chemicals, and traffic are some of the major concerns to be aware of.


If your feline buddy hasn’t had this procedure yet, schedule the appointment as soon as you can. Spring is a prime mating season for many animals, including kitties. Getting your pet fixed will keep her from contributing to the problem of pet overpopulation with unwanted litters. Fluffy will also be calmer, healthier, and less inclined to spraying, yowling, and trying to escape.


As the weather warms up, many people roll up their sleeves for a good deep cleaning. Wash your kitty’s bedding, and go through her toys. Discard anything that’s on its last legs, and replace it with something new. If Fluffy has a cat tower, vacuum or steam clean that as well.

Please reach out to us, your Lexington, KY veterinary clinic, for all your pet’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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