Thanksgiving is coming up quick! We’re definitely thankful for our feline friends, and the love, cuddles, and entertainment they provide. But what do you think your kitty is thankful for? It’s probably safe to say that Fluffy appreciates toys, food, catnip, and beds. However, she may not be quite as grateful for some of the other things that keep her healthy and safe. A Pasadena, MD vet lists some of them below.
Have you ever found your furry pal playing with something that isn’t supposed to be a toy? Cats seem to have a knack for being drawn to toys that can injure them. Small and sharp items, plastic wrappers, and wires and cords can all endanger your furball. Even so, Fluffy will probably protest with a little meow of indignation if you take her ‘prey’ away.
Cats are quite independent. However, they aren’t quite as invulnerable as they seem to think. Kitties are very small and fragile, and are susceptible to all sorts of illness, disease, and parasites. Fluffy will be much healthier with regular veterinary care. Of course, she would probably rather take a nap than come visit us. (We know that our feline patients are a bit skittish about clinics and car rides: we do everything we can to make appointments easy on them.)
Kitties are very bold and curious, and they love to explore. Unfortunately, the Great Outdoors really isn’t safe for them. As soon as your furball puts her cute little paws outside, she is exposed to some pretty serious threats, such as cars, weather, and other animals. Of course, Fluffy may be less than thrilled at being kept inside. (Tip: give your kitty some pet-safe plants to nibble on, and take time to play with her daily.)
If you’ve ever had to pill a cat, you know that this can be a bit challenging. Fluffy may be small, but she’s amazingly talented at refusing to swallow a pill. Your feline pal may feel much better after taking that pill … but it’s probably safe to say she doesn’t see it that way. Ask your vet for advice on how to pill your furry friend without ending up in the ER.
Happy Thanksgiving! Please contact us, your Pasadena, MD vet clinic, for all of your ungrateful cat’s veterinary care needs.