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Things Your Cat Thinks You Should Be More Grateful For

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Food is of course a huge part of many celebrations, but it’s important to remember that the real meaning behind the holiday … gratitude. We’re definitely grateful for our feline friends, and the love and companionship they offer. We’re also pretty sure that kitties are also thankful for us. However, there are a few things our furry pals may think we don’t appreciate as much as we should. A Roanoke, VA vet lists some of them below.

Gifts

Cats are well-known for their hunting prowess. When we first became friends with them , we truly treasured their ability to kill vermin that could steal or contaminate stored food. It probably didn’t take our feline pals too long to realize that they could earn food, shelter and lap space by helping with pest control. Of course, kitties’ mouse hunting abilities are not as in demand. However, Fluffy apparently never got that memo.

Fur Placement

Fluffy puts a lot of effort into making sure that your furniture and belongings have just the right amount of fur on them. There’s a good chance that your cat does this in order to prompt some extra cleaning on your part. In Fluffy’s mind, she’s just helping with housekeeping.

Alarm Clock Services

You may have heard the old rule about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Kitties definitely take that one very seriously! If you sleep past the time that your feline overlord expects her morning meal, you may find yourself being woken up by a hangry furball.

Help Around The House

Fur placement isn’t the only housekeeping service Fluffy provides. She’s also more than happy to help with changing the sheets, wrapping gifts, and keeping your fresh laundry warm. Cats also often thoughtfully act as chair warmers, and will keep your seat nice and toasty for you if you get up for something.

Workout Help

Does your furry buddy sometimes weave between your legs, or run out in front of you? Do you sometimes have to lift Fluffy off or out of something? According to cats, these are all critical parts of a good home exercise regimen. She’s just helping you stay fit!

Please contact us with questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care. As your Roanoke, VA animal clinic, we’re here to help!

 

Cat Health Month

February is a pretty important month for our feline friends: it’s Cat Health Month! Kitties are easy keepers, but they are still susceptible to illness and injury. And, contrary to that old wives’ tale, they don’t actually have nine lives! Read on as a Roanoke, VA vet lists some things you can do to keep Fluffy happy and healthy.

Petproofing

This one is particularly a concern with kittens, as they are basically tiny, adorable balls of chaos. Little Fluffy will be very interested in sorting out what she can fit into, what she can eat, and what’s most fun to play with. To make your home safe for your little furball, remove or secure anything that could be dangerous, such as toxic plants. Ask your vet for specific advice.

Menu Revision

Has it been a while since you revisited Fluffy’s menu? High-quality food can make a big difference in your cat’s overall health. It may be time to consider upgrading your pet’s food. You may also want to revisit your feline buddy’s portion sizes. If your furball is getting round, but melts down every time she spots the bottom of her bowl, you may need to trim her portions back a bit. Ask your vet for specific advice.

Playtime

Physical activity is just as important for pets as it is for people. Fluffy may race around the house when she’s a kitten, but as she ages she’ll become, well, a bit lazy. Keep your kitty moving by playing with her daily.

Veterinary Care

Making sure Fluffy sees her doctor regularly is very important! If she’s overdue, let this be a reminder to schedule an appointment. We recommend that all cats be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and kept current on exams, vaccinations, and parasite prevention. If your kitty hasn’t had her teeth examined in a while, she’s likely due for a dental checkup as well.

Water

Did you know that many cats prefer to drink running water? Consider getting your furry pal a kitty fountain. 

Purrs

Cats may like to pretend that they’re cold and aloof, but they’re actually quite emotional. Pay lots of attention to Fluffy, and keep that little motor going. Things like toys, treats, catnip, and pet furniture will also help keep your kitty content.

Do you have questions or concerns about caring for your feline pal? Contact us, your Roanoke, VA veterinary clinic, today!