New Year’s Resolutions for People With Frisky Cats

New Year’s Resolutions for People With Frisky Cats

Are you starting out 2018 with a furry bundle of mischief at your side? Cats can be very playful and frisky, especially when they are young! Why not incorporate your lively pet into your resolutions? Read on as a Fox Chapel, PA vet lists some resolutions for people with playful kitties.

Do Some Kittyproofing

Cats certainly have a knack for getting into mischief! Make your home safe for Fluffy by removing or securing toxic plants; medicine; chemicals; plastic bags, ties, and wrappers; and small or sharp objects. You may also want to keep large appliances, like washers and dryers, closed when they aren’t in use. Ask your vet for more information.

Offer Lots of Toys

Make sure your feline buddy has plenty of fun toys to pounce on. Classic cat toys, like catnip mice, are fine, but you can also get Fluffy some cute modern toys, like an automated laser pointer, a robotic mouse, catnip bubbles, and/or a mechanical fish. Kitties all have their own preferences for playthings, so keep an eye on your furball and see what she likes best. Remember to change your playful pet’s toys out regularly to keep things fun and fresh for her.

Daily Playtime

Take a few minutes a day to play with your cat. Hold a wand toy for Fluffy to pounce on, or get that laser pointer out and let her try to catch that elusive red dot. This will help your furball burn off her excess energy. It’s also great for her both mentally and physically. Plus, our feline pals are absolutely adorable when they’re being playful!

Vertical Space

Kitties don’t have a really good view from ground level, so they often like climbing to high places for a better vantage point. Offer your four-legged buddy some vertical space. Cat towers are great for this! You can also get Fluffy some wall-mounted furniture, such as a catwalk.

Cuddle

Even the friskiest cat can’t run around all the time. Make sure Fluffy has lots of comfy beds, and let her curl up on your lap if she wants. Kitty purrs are one of the best things in life, as far as we are concerned!

Do you have questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care? Contact us here at River Valley Veterinary Hospital, serving the Fox Chapel, PA area. We’re here to help!

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