Season’s Greetings! Over the next few weeks, many people will be partaking in seasonal events, festivities, and traditions. Our feline patients have a few things on their agenda as well! A local Sarasota, FL vet lists a few of them in this article.
Help With Giftwrapping
Cats actually are very grateful and appreciative of the love, care, catnip, food, treats, and lap space we offer. (They can show their affection in some pretty strange ways, such as by biting us, but that’s besides the point.) Fluffy may try to thank you by ‘assisting’ you with gift wrapping. She might also ‘help’ with changing sheets, decorating, and sampling dishes.
Bat At Ornaments
Kitties often can’t help attacking anything that is dangling within paws’ reach. Ropes, cords, ribbons, and wires are definitely not safe playthings for Fluffy. Ornaments and ornament hooks are also dangerous. Keep these and most other decorations, including ribbons, lights, and tinsel, on the top part of the tree, where your furry buddy can’t reach them.
Sleep Under The Tree
Once Fluffy has tired of trying to climb the tree, she’ll probably start looking for her next napping spot. You may find her snoozing under the tree (with the rest of the gifts).
Play With A New Toy
Don’t forget to put some things in Fluffy’s stocking! Catnip mice are always a hit, but you can also offer your pet something a bit more hi-tech, like a remote-controlled mouse or automated laser pointer. On the other paw, plain cardboard boxes will also please your feline buddy.
Refuse To Pose For Photos
Kitties are adorable, but they don’t always make very cooperative models. You may notice Fluffy looking extra cute against some seasonal decor. Just don’t be surprised if she moves the moment you get your phone or camera.
No matter what time of year it is, Fluffy will strive to keep up with her demanding nap schedule. Enjoy some downtime with your feline friend, and let her snooze on your lap as you are reading or watching TV.
Steal A Box
One of Fluffy’s cuter quirks is her obsession with boxes. Give your furry friend some empty ones after everybody has finished opening their gifts!
Happy Holidays from Sarasota Animal Medical Center. Please contact us, your Sarasota, FL animal hospital, for all of your cat’s veterinary care needs.