3 ways to keep your cat happy

A happy cat is a healthy cat

Pets: Happy Cat Month on Live in the D

A healthy pet is a happy pet and September happens to be Happy Cat Month, so we want to show you how you can help your furry feline feel purr-fectly happy. We spoke to Devon Bianco, from Michigan Humane, to get her advice. Here’s what she had to say:

1) Encourage exercise - Just like dogs need walks, cats need to be played with. Bianco recommends setting up regular play time for you and your cat. You should use engaging toys and treats to encourage them to get their energy out.

2) Provide a perch - Cats love to climb up high, and look over their surroundings. Things like a cat tower or window perches provide them with a safe space to observe the world around them.

3) Get them groomed - While cats are excellent at grooming themselves, they still need some extra attention from you. You should regularly brush them, trim their nails and give them chewing opportunities for clean teeth and gums.

While visiting, Bianco also introduced us to the Pet of the Week, Lime, a three-month-old black cat in need of a home. She is energetic, but also a bit on the shy side, so take introductions slowly. Lime is FIV positive but should be able to live a long and happy life with regular vet visits. Given that, she should be the only cat in the house, or she should be housed with other FIV-positive cats. If you want to adopt our Pet of the Week, the Mike Morse Law firm will pay all the adoption fees.

The Mike Morse Law Firm wants to help you if you need legal help. Click or tap here to visit their website, or call 855-MIKE-WINS to find out if you have a case.

About the Author:

Michelle Oliver is a multimedia Journalist for the 10 a.m. lifestyle show, "Live in the D." She is known as "the food girl" because of her two popular food franchises, Dine in the D and Find Your Fix. Michelle also covers stories on homegrown businesses, style, and other fun things happening in the D.