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Thanksgiving With Fluffy

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Although this year’s celebrations may be quieter than most years’, due to the coronavirus, many people will still gather with their loved ones over a delicious meal. Of course, your feline buddy will be right there with you as you prepare and enjoy your holiday dinner. A local Ashburn, VA veterinarian offers some tips on celebrating Turkey Day with cats in this article.

Treats

There’s no reason your kitty can’t enjoy a special treat. Fluffy can have some plain, cooked meat, fish, or chicken, as long as you remove the skin, bones, and fat. Your furball will also appreciate some canned tuna or crabmeat in water, or perhaps some shredded deli meat. Just be sure to stick to things that are safe for your cute pet. Cats should never be given anything that contains garlic, onions, scallions, or chives; chocolate; avocado or other pitted fruits; grapes, currants, or raisins; nuts; mushrooms; dairy products; meat on the bone; or anything that contains xylitol. Ask your vet for more information.

Guests

Our feline friends are all unique. Some are quite shy, and get very uneasy when a lot of people come over. Others will just go from person to person, collecting cuddles. (Some kitties will immediately make a beeline for anyone with allergies, but that’s another topic.) If your cat is on the timid side, set her up in a quiet back room with food, bedding, toys, and treats, and just let her doze through the festivities.

Hazards

Fluffy is both curious and playful, which makes her very, very good at getting into mischief. Candles, garlands, wreaths, and other decorations can be quite dangerous to a frisky furball. Keep these things out of paws’ reach. Also, be careful when guests are coming or going. You don’t want your little buddy slipping out through an open door!

Purr Activation

Cats are definitely something to be thankful for. Fluffy’s hilarious antics, affectionate snuggles, and quirky personality all brighten and enrich our lives, and help turn our houses into homes. Buy or make something special for your kitty to show your appreciation. This doesn’t have to be fancy. Toys, treats, catnip and even cardboard boxes will all get your pet’s little motor going!

Please reach out to us, your Ashburn, VA vet clinic, for all of your cat’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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