Holidays With Kittens

Holidays With Kittens

Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us! If you have a kitten, you are definitely in for some adorable moments. Little Fluffy’s first holiday season is always super cute! Just be sure to keep a close eye on your pet, to make sure she stays healthy, happy, and purring. Here, a local Flushing, MI vet offers some advice on holidays with baby cats.


The holiday season can be quite hazardous for kitties. Ribbons, tinsel, ornament hooks, and lights can all pose serious hazards to cats. Keep these things out of paws’ reach! Candles, heaters, and fireplaces are also dangerous. Burn candles in high, secure places, and always use grates on fireplaces. We also recommend keeping large appliances closed, and, if your furry friend is still very small, checking under chairs and blankets before sitting down.


Socialization is very important for kittens! If you are having guests over, have your friends and family members pet and play with little Fluffy. Don’t overdo it, though: if you’re having a big party, set your kitty up in a quiet room with food, toys, bedding, and a litterbox.


Trees can be absolutely irresistible to frisky kittens! You may want to get a fake tree, which will be much harder for your furball to climb than a real one. Keep tinsel, garlands, and fragile ornaments on the top third of the tree, and decorate the bottom sparingly.


There’s nothing wrong with giving your cat a special treat. Just be sure to choose something that is safe. A can of tuna in water is a good option. Little Fluffy can also have some plain, cooked meat, fish, or poultry, without the skin, bones, or fat, or a bowl of sodium-free broth.


Don’t forget to pick up some presents for your feline pal! Toys are always a good gift choice for kitties. Classic cat toys, like catnip mice, are fine, but you can also choose something more modern, like a robotic mouse or catnip bubbles. You can also get little Fluffy’s little motor by getting her some pet furniture, such as a cat tower or kitty tent. A scratching post is another good choice. Don’t forget to give your cat some of the empty boxes once everyone has finished opening their presents!

Have a wonderful holiday season! Please contact us, your Flushing, MI pet clinic, anytime!

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