Our feline buddies are quite charismatic and expressive little pets. It isn’t hard to tell when Fluffy is feeling playful, cuddly, or angry. As it turns out, kitties can also get quite theatrical at times. Read on as a local Rochester, NY veterinarian lists some situations when cats tend to get a bit melodramatic.
This is one area where Fluffy and Fido have completely opposite opinions. Dogs usually love car rides. Cats? Not so much. In fact, if there is one thing that puts many of our furry patients into immediate meltdown mode, it’s being taken on a car ride.
If Fluffy spots a strange kitty on her domain, she may very well morph from a purring, affectionate furball into a hissing, snarling, poofed-out ball of rage. Cats do not like strange kitties on their turf!
One good thing about cats is that you don’t have to bathe them. However, some people do willingly choose to. You may also have to clean Fluffy if she gets something on her fur. Suffice it to say, most kitties do not enjoy this process. At all. (Tip: talk to your feline buddy gently as you bathe her, and make sure the water isn’t too hot, too cold, or more than a few inches deep.)
No surprises here: giving a cat a pill is basically a skill of its own. Fluffy doesn’t understand that this is in her own best interests. Ask your vet for survival tips on this one. (Note: in some cases, liquid medicine may be a good option.)
Remember that old saying about breakfast being the most important meal of the day? Cats certainly live by that old adage. If you’re late with Fluffy’s first, second, or third breakfast, you may find yourself with a very displeased–and hangry–furball on your hands.
Speaking of naps, our feline overlords are extremely diligent about making sure they get plenty of rest. If you move Fluffy mid-nap, whether it’s to remove her from your lap or pluck her out of that laundry basket, you may get a little meow of disapproval, and perhaps a reproachful look of kitty disapproval.
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