National Cat Lovers’ Month

December is National Cat Lovers’ Month! Of course, we are always enamored by our feline friends, no matter what month it is. Fluffy is a very special and lovable pet. She’s not only cute, loving, and playful, she’s also highly entertaining, especially around the holidays. Here, a Marietta, GA vet offers some tips on keeping Fluffy purring this month.


Keep your furry friend’s safety in mind as you decorate. Ribbons, tinsel, popcorn strings, ornament hooks, pine needs, candles, potpourri burners, electric lights, and fragile ornaments are all dangerous to playful felines. Many popular plants, such as holly, ivy, mistletoe, and poinsettias, are dangerous as well. Keep these hazards well out of paws’ reach.


Good nutrition is crucial to your kitty’s health and well-being. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t give your cute pet a special treat. After all, it is the holidays! Store-bought snacks are fine, but you can also make your furball’s treats. Using a food processor, combine a can of plain tuna with an egg, a cup of flour, and a tablespoon of dried catnip. Divide into small portions—you may want to use bottlecaps for this—and cook at 350 for 15 minutes. Instant happy cat!


Don’t forget to pick up a few presents for Fluffy! Toys, treats, and catnip are all great presents. Your furry friend will also appreciate some kitty furniture, like a cat tower. Don’t forget to give your feline pal some empty boxes once everyone has finished opening their presents!


This time of year is purrfect for taking cat photos. Fluffy somehow manages to look extra smug when she’s relaxing under a tree. (This does make sense: kitties are gifts, after all.) Snap some cute photos of your furry little friend!


We’re not entirely sure why cats are so sleepy. Fluffy will probably sleep through a good portion of December. A new bed would make a great holiday gift for your furball!


The holidays can be hard on Fluffy. Some cats get stressed out by visitors, while others get anxious when they are left alone. Both of these things may happen over the next few weeks. Carve out some down time, and settle in with your kitty and a good seasonal movie.

Please reach out to us, your Marietta, GA vet clinic, for all your pet’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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