Fluffy’s Cutest Holiday Traditions

As the holiday season ramps up into full swing, many of us are busy with seasonal tasks, such as shopping, decorating, and cooking. If you have a cat, your kitty will no doubt supervise you closely as you prepare for your annual festivities. However, as it turns out, our feline pals have a few traditions of their own! Here, a Michigan City, IN vet lists some of Fluffy’s cutest seasonal traditions.

Play With The Tree

In the wild, cats climb trees for shelter and safety, and for better vantage points. Trees also happen to make very convenient scratching posts for our feline friends. Therefore, you can’t really blame Fluffy for not being able to resist attacking the tree. If you want to make your tree a bit less tempting for your kitty, keep most of the decorations on the top part. Hang only a few sturdy ornaments on the lower branches. Ribbon, tinsel, lights, ornament hooks, and pine needles are all hazardous to playful pets, so keep these things out of paws’ reach!

Jump In Empty Boxes

As you may have noticed, our feline buddies absolutely love boxes. Theoretically, cats like boxes because they feel comfortable in small spaces. (This doesn’t explain why kitties sometimes smoosh themselves into boxes that are clearly much too small, but that’s beside the point.) Once everyone has opened their presents, give Fluffy some of the empty boxes to play in.

Nap

No matter what day it is, Fluffy will still manage to keep up with her busy napping schedule. If you’re putting a tree up this year, don’t be surprised if you find your furball snoozing underneath it. This does make sense: after all, cats are precious gifts!

Pounce On New Toys

Over the next few weeks, millions of kitties will find themselves with brand new playthings to push under the couch. Fill Fluffy’s stocking with some cute kitty toys!

Beg

While Fido may be a bit more theatrical than Fluffy, our four-legged friends will all take note of all those delicious seasonal foods . . . especially turkey! If you want to give your cat a treat, offer her some plain, cooked meat, fish, or poultry, without the skin, bones, or fat. Canned tuna is also fine.

Happy Holidays! Please contact us, your Michigan City, IN pet hospital, if we can ever be of assistance. We’re here to help!