March 28th is Respect Your Cat Day! Of course, we think that kitties deserve to be treated with respect every day. But how do you show your feline overlord her proper reverence? If you were to ask Fluffy, she would probably insist on stocked fishponds and catnip gardens in every neighborhood, and kitty trees and catwalks in every house. However, you don’t have to go that far to show your pet proper respect. A local Bourne, MA vet offers some tips on this below.
We know, many of our feline patients would probably take issue with this. Most cats aren’t exactly thrilled about the indignity of being forced to go on a car ride, and they often are perplexed about what happens during their exams. However, Fluffy will both look and feel better with proper wellness care.
No surprises here. Fluffy prefers her litterbox nice and clean, and who can blame her? We recommend scooping daily, and changing the litter every week or so.
We know, cats seem to really enjoy doing as little as possible. However, Fluffy can’t sleep all the time. Your pet will need something to do in between her 47 daily naps. Provide your feline buddy with lots of toys to pounce on, and give her boxes and newspaper tunnels to explore. Comfy beds—including one with a window view—are also a must.
Does your kitty stay home by herself? Take steps to make Fluffy’s alone time a bit easier on her. Keep a light on if you’ll be out after dark, so your pet isn’t left sitting alone in a dark, quiet house. Also, turn a radio on for background noise.
Kitties can be very affectionate. However, they can also be rather finicky about just when and how they get petted, and for how long. Never force attention on your cat. Let Fluffy decide when it’s time to cuddle, and when cuddle time is over.
Last but not least, make sure your cat feels loved and safe. Pay lots of attention to Fluffy, and let her snooze on your lap sometimes. One of the best ways to show your kitty proper respect is to let her use you as furniture!
Please contact us, your Bourne, MA vet clinic, for all of your kitty’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!