Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Many people are starting to make plans for the autumn holiday. As it turns out, our feline pals may also have a few things on her agenda. Read on as a Fort Collins, CO vet discusses Fluffy’s Thanksgiving plans.
Kitties like to keep a close eye on their human friends. Your feline friend will no doubt supervise you carefully as you prepare for your guests. She may even follow you around from room to room!
If there’s one thing Fluffy can’t resist, it’s a warm, cozy napping spot. If any guests get up from the table, your furball may immediately hop into that recently-vacated seat.
Watching people and napping can be very tiring for our furry companions! After observing your guests for a while, your feline buddy will probably start yawning, and curl up for a nap, possibly on someone’s coat.
Kitties have a rule about people with allergies. If one person in the room is allergic to Fluffy, there’s a good chance that she will gravitate to that specific person.
If Fluffy is friendly, she may spend some time hopping from lap to lap, or just going around the room collecting forehead rubs and ear scritches. Shy cats, on the other hand, may spend a chunk of their day under the bed.
Kitties certainly aren’t shy about grooming themselves. Don’t be surprised if Fluffy starts cleaning her bottom in the middle of a room full of guests!
Fluffy can definitely have a special treat. Just be careful with what you offer her. Plain, cooked meat, chicken, or fish are fine, as long as you remove the skin, bones, and fat. Your kitty can also have some canned tuna or chicken in water; a bit of shredded deli meat; cat milk; or sodium free broth. Never give your cat dairy products; meat on the bone; raw meat, dough, or yeast; chocolate; nuts; caffeine; alcohol; or anything seasoned with garlic, onions, scallions, or chives; grapes, currants, and raisins; pitted fruits; and anything that contains xylitol.
After a long day of being petted and eating, Fluffy will probably be tired, and ready for some snuggles. Kitty purrs are definitely something to be grateful for!
Happy Thanksgiving! Please contact us, your Fort Collins, CO vet clinic, anytime!