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Thanksgiving with Fluffy

Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving? We are! This autumn holiday is a great time to catch up with friends and family members over a delicious meal. As we all know, cats have a way of being right in the middle of things, which can be both charming and a bit dangerous. If you’re hosting this year’s gathering, you’ll want to take a few precautions to keep your feline friend safe and content on Turkey Day. Read on for some great advice from a local North Las Vegas, NV on Thanksgiving with cats.

Food

We know, Fluffy is part of the family too! It’s only natural for you to want to include her in your special meal. Just be very careful what you give her. Anything that contains bones; chocolate; caffeine; garlic, onions or chives; xylitol; and grapes, raisins, or currants is dangerous for kitties. Give your furball a can of unseasoned tuna or salmon, or some plain, cooked meat.

Flames

Scented candles, fireplaces, and potpourri can all make your home wonderfully cozy, but these things are very dangerous to our furry friends. Prevent burns and fires by using grates, and keeping candles and potpourri burners well out of the reach of those cute little paws.

Guests

As we all know, kitties all have their own unique purrsonalities. Some furballs may not blink an eye as your home fills up. Others will immediately take advantage of the extra lap space and settle in for some cuddle time with your guests. More timid cats may become extremely anxious as guests arrive. If your feline buddy tends to get nervous when you have guests over, set her up in a quiet back room with her toys, food, bedding, and a litterbox.

Petiquette

Does your kitty have a habit of jumping on counters? This could definitely cause some problems! Before the big day, try putting a cookie sheet on the edge of the counter. When Fluffy jumps, she’ll likely knock it off, which will make a huge clatter. This won’t hurt your furball, but she’ll probably hightail it to her favorite hiding place to ponder the pros and cons of hopping onto counters!

All of us here at your North Las Vegas, NV veterinary hospital want to wish you a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy your holiday, and please feel free to contact us for all your pet’s veterinary care needs.

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