Did you know that March 28th is Respect Your Cat Day? Kitties definitely deserve respect. Fluffy is a ferocious, independent predator by nature. She’s also quite clever. After all, cats have somehow managed to convince us to completely pamper them. But how does one show a kitty proper respect? In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a local vet offers tips on showing your feline pal the respect she is due.
You may have heard the old saying about how cats have never forgotten the fact that the ancient Egyptians considered them sacred. Given the option, Fluffy may very well insist on getting her own little temple. Why not make your feline overlord her own little box castle? This is a great rainy day project for kids!
Cats instinctively seek out high places. Fluffy doesn’t have much of a view of her kingdom from ground level. Get your feline buddy a cat tower, or set up a catwalk for her. This will give your furball a good vantage point of her kingdom and servants. You’ll know your furry friend is pleased when she gets that smug look on her face.
Cats are very adaptable, and can get comfortable almost anywhere. However, your pet will be much happier with a few things that were made specifically to suit her. Offer your kitty plenty of comfy beds and a window seat with a good view. Fluffy will also appreciate having some fun toys to knock under the couch. Small touches help as well. For instance, if you won’t be home before dark, keep a light on for your furry friend, so she isn’t left alone in the dark. A clean litterbox is also a must. No one likes a dirty bathroom!
Another important way to show your feline friend proper respect is by paying attention to her health. Keep up with Fluffy’s veterinary care needs. We recommend that all cats be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and kept current on exams, vaccines, and parasite control. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule. If you notice any potential signs of sickness between visits, call your vet right away.
Please contact us here at Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, anytime. We are always happy to help!