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6 Ways to Respect Your Cat

Did you know that March 28th is Respect Your Cat Day? Our feline friends demand respect in some very cute ways, such as sleeping on top of us, charming our socks off, and, of course, occasionally biting or scratching us when we displease them. However, while catnip mice and ear scritches will both keep Fluffy’s motor running, the best way to show her respect is to make sure that her needs are being met. Here, a Westminster, MD vet lists some great ways to respect your cat.

Entertainment

Kitties need entertainment, just like people do. Make sure your furball has lots of fun toys to play with and push under the couch. Fluffy will also appreciate a comfy window seat with a good view.

Nutrition

Proper nourishment is an important part of any cat care regimen. Offer your feline pal a high-quality, nutritious food. Snacks are a great way to activate your feline pal’s purr. Fluffy can enjoy some plain, canned tuna in water; a little shredded deli meat; or some cooked, boneless chicken, beef, or fish, with the fat removed. Just don’t go overboard: you don’t want your pet becoming obese!

Facilities

Make sure to keep Fluffy’s litterbox nice and clean. Cats hate dirty bathrooms, and who can blame them?

Veterinary Care

We know, Fluffy would rather take a nap than come and visit us. We don’t take this personally: we know that kitties don’t like leaving their own domains. However, your pet will be both happier and healthier with proper veterinary care!

Kitty Comforts

Always keep Fluffy’s comfort in mind. If you leave her home alone, keep a TV or radio on. The background noise will provide your furball with beneficial mental stimulation, and will keep her from feeling lonely. If you won’t be home before dark, turn a light on. No one likes sitting home in a dark house!

Love

Cats are actually very cuddly and lovable, and get extremely attached to their humans. Pay attention to your feline pal every day. Let her snuggle up on your lap as you are watching TV, and take time to play with her. This will help Fluffy feel loved and safe, which will in turn keep that little motor going.

Please call us with any questions about keeping your cat happy and healthy. As your Westminster, MD pet hospital, we’re here to help!

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