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Summer is finally here, and it’s looking like a good one. After over a year of lockdowns, people are thrilled to be able to make plans with their friends and family members again. Of course, our feline pals also have a few things on their to-do lists. A local Oconomowoc, WI vet lists some of them below.
We always recommend that kitties stay inside, as they really are much safer as indoor pets. However, Fluffy will enjoy a good window seat, where she can spy on birds and squirrels and daydream about hunting.
Cats don’t run on solar power. However, it seems that no one has actually told them that. Fluffy will spend some of those summer days lounging about in sunbeams and recharging her catteries.
Kitties may be small, but they’re extremely dedicated to protecting their domains. Fluffy will spare no efforts in her attempt to save you from moth intrusions!
Cats do things when they want, how they want, and for reasons they don’t care to explain. Fluffy may be underfoot when you’re in the middle of something, but then snub you when you’re watching TV with an empty lap. That’s just purr for the course!
At some point this year, your furball will randomly race out of the room at top kitty speed. She may also unexpectedly pounce on your toes or attack a dust bunny. Then, after about a minute of vigorous activity, she’ll go back to sleep.
Many people like to freshen up their homes with fresh-cut flowers in summer. Fluffy may very well enjoy sniffing at or nibbling on these. Make sure to only put nontoxic plants in spots where your furry pal can reach them. Check the ASPCA site here for a full list of safe and unsafe plants.
Kitties don’t have very many ways to cool themselves down if they get too hot. Fluffy can’t pant as efficiently as Fido can, and she doesn’t have the ability to sweat as we do. One of your pet’s most effective methods for cooling off is to just find a cool spot—such as a kitchen, bathroom, or cellar floor—and sprawl out …. right where you’re most likely to trip over her.
Enjoy your summer! Please contact us, your Oconomowoc, WI pet hospital, for all of your cat’s veterinary care needs.