7 Ways To Respect Your Cat

Respect Your Cat Day is coming up March 28. Our feline pals certainly deserve to be loved and respected. However, showing Fluffy proper respect requires more than letting her snooze on your lap or take over your bed. Here, a Cameron Park, CA vet offers tips on showing your kitty the respect she is due.

Keep The Litterbox Clean

Cats are very neat, and they also prefer their bathrooms to be kept clean. Scoop your pet’s litterbox out daily, and change the litter every week or so.

Curb Fluffy’s Wanderings

Your kitty may think of herself as a fierce predator. Fluffy can actually be quite a formidable hunter. However, your tiny lioness will be much safer indoors. Offer your kitty plenty of toys to pounce on, so she can indulge her inner huntress.

Provide Kitty Comforts

Keep your pet’s needs and comfort in mind. For instance, when you leave Fluffy home alone, turn a light on for her if you’ll be out after dark. You may also want to keep a radio or TV playing to provide soothing background noise. Senior cats may appreciate pet ramps or stairs, and a nightlight after dark.

Veterinary Care

Given the option, Fluffy may very well knock this one off the list. After all, coming to see us requires her to suffer the indignity of (gasp) being put into a carrier and (oh no) subjected to a car ride. However, at the end of the day, your kitty will both look and feel better with proper care. Healthy cats are happy cats!

Good Food

Proper nutrition will go a long way towards keeping your cat happy. Make sure Fluffy is eating a good, high-quality food. Ask your vet for specific nutritional advice.

Box Castles

Want to know one surefire way to get that cute smug look on your kitty’s face? Offer Fluffy some empty boxes. Or, better yet, build your feline overlord a box castle. This is a great project for kids!


Kitties are very emotional, and get extremely attached to their humans. Fluffy will be much happier if she feels loved and safe. Pay lots of attention to your feline friend. Talk to her, pet her, and play with her. Keeping that little motor going is very important!

Is your feline buddy due for an exam? Contact us, your local Cameron Park, CA vet clinic, today.

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