Thanksgiving is just a few weeks off! Many of us are already looking forward to the autumn holiday. It’s always nice to take some time to slow down, relax, and enjoy some delicious seasonal food with our loved ones. Pets are also important parts of the family. In fact, your kitty may have her own Turkey Day agenda! Here, a Rochester, NY vet talks about Fluffy’s Turkey Day plans.
As far as Fluffy is concerned, there’s no better way to start off the day than by taking a nice, long nap. While your pet is sleeping, brush her gently to remove the dead fur from her coat.
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Cats all have their own unique personalities. Shy kitties may very well bolt for cover as soon as the doorbell rings. If your kitty is a scaredy-cat, put Fluffy in a quiet back room with bedding, food, and a litterbox, and let her spend the day sleeping.
If you have your guests put their coats and purses on a bed, there’s a pretty good chance that your curious furball will want to inspect these things, and perhaps nap on them. Keep the spare room door closed.
Cats like to keep a close eye on their humans. Fluffy may make herself comfortable on a kitchen chair, so she can watch that delicious holiday meal being prepared.
Fluffy deserves a special holiday treat, too! Just be careful with what you give your cat, as many holiday foods are dangerous for kitties. Never give your feline buddy garlic, onions, or chives; grapes, currants, or raisins; chocolate; caffeine; raw dough; dairy products; or anything that contains xylitol. Your furball can enjoy some of that delicious turkey meat, though, as long as the bones, skin, and fat are removed. Cooked, boneless chicken and fish are also fine. Ask your vet for more information.
After dinner, Fluffy may decide it’s time for another nap. Friendlier kitties may take the chance to test out various laps, while more bashful furballs may retreat to a quieter spot. Of course, some cats will wait for someone to get up, and immediately hop into the empty chair. Our adorable feline friends are definitely something to be thankful for!
Happy Thanksgiving! Please contact us for all your cat’s veterinary care needs. As your Rochester, NY pet clinic, we’re here to help!