Thanksgiving is just around the corner! As you prepare for the autumn holiday, your cat will no likely be supervising you closely. In fact, Fluffy may have a few plans of her own! Read on as a local Thorold, ON vet discusses Thanksgiving with kitties.
Some of our feline friends are quite bashful, and will bolt for their favorite hiding spots as soon as the doorbell rings. If you have a scaredy-cat on your hands, put Fluffy in a quiet back room with her bedding, food, toys, and litterbox before your guests arrive, and let her spend the day napping peacefully.
Cats are always looking for new places to nap. If you have your guests put their coats on a spare bed, you may want to keep that door shut. Otherwise, your furball will inevitably curl up for a nap on someone’s jacket. (Note: because of kitty conduct laws, Fluffy will automatically choose the thing that cat hair will stick to the most.)
Kitties can be very frisky! Just be sure to keep potentially-dangerous objects away from your playful pet. Some things that can be dangerous to cats include small or sharp objects, plastic bags and wrappers, and wires. You also want to keep candles and potpourri burners out of paws’ reach. We do recommend getting Fluffy a new toy, and spending some time playing with her.
While some of our feline pals will turn their cute little noses up at human food, others will eat pretty much anything and everything they can get their paws on. Feel free to share some plain, cooked poultry, meat, or fish with your pet, as long as the bones, skin, and fat are removed. You can also offer Fluffy a can of tuna in water as a special treat. Avoid giving your furball toxic foods, such as garlic, onions, chocolate, raw meat, meat on the bone, or dairy products. Ask your vet for more information.
Some of our feline buddies are quite the little cuddlebugs, and will spend the day stealing chairs and hopping from lap to lap. Take some pictures of your kitty enjoying her day. After all, cats are definitely something to be thankful for!
Happy Thanksgiving! Please do not hesitate to contact us, your Thorold, ON pet hospital, for all your pet’s veterinary care needs.