Happy New Year! And, to our feline patients, an early Happy Mew Year. Happy Mew Year is New Year’s Day For Cats, and it happens tomorrow, January 2nd. If you are starting out 2020 with a kitten in your household, you’re definitely in for some adorable moments this year. Read on as a Thorold, ON vet lists some things that little Fluffy may want to accomplish this year.
Feline growth hormones are released during sleep cycles, so it’s very important for little Fluffy to get lots of shut-eye. Your tiny furball may very well sleep through most of 2020. Offer your furry friend lots of comfy beds to curl up in.
Proper veterinary care is very important! You’ll need to bring your kitten in a few times this year. Little Fluffy should be microchipped and spayed or neutered before she’s fully grown. She’ll also need her initial exams, vaccinations, and parasite control, as well as official purr checks.
Little Fluffy has a lot of growing to do over the next 12 months. Make sure she’s off to a great start by giving her a high-quality, nourishing kitten food.
There are few things cuter than kittens hard at play. Little Fluffy can be adorably clumsy as she’s learning how all those claws and teeth work. Spend a few minutes a day playing with your feline buddy. This may be almost as fun for you as it is for her!
Cats don’t really need training. Actually, they tend to train us instead. Your tiny ball of fur may spend time teaching you to feed and pet her on demand!
We know, we just said cats don’t need training. Your little buddy will need to learn good petiquette, however. Pay lots of attention to little Fluffy! This will help her grow into a friendly adult. You’ll also want to get her a good scratching post, so she can learn good nail-care habits. Last but not least, discourage rough play. You don’t want your kitty to grow up thinking of you as a giant cat toy!
All of us here at Heartland Niagara Veterinary Hospital, your Thorold, ON pet hospital, want to wish you a wonderful new year. We look forward to helping you keep your cat happy and healthy in 2020 and beyond.