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Grumpy Cats

Do you have a cranky cat? Just like people, kitties all have their own purrsonalities. Some cats are super affectionate, and want to be petted and snuggled 24/7. Other cats are, well, a bit cantankerous. If you have a furry little curmudgeon on your hands, read on for tips from a Mt. Pleasant, SC vet on caring for your cute little grouch.

Veterinary Care

Just like people, cats can get rather cranky if they don’t feel well. Have your vet give Fluffy a thorough examination, to rule out the chances that a medical issue is behind her crabbiness. Also, if your feline friend hasn’t been fixed yet, we strongly recommend that you get this done ASAP. Cats that have been spayed or neutered tend to be much calmer than intact kitties.

Playtime

Spend a few minutes a day playing with your feisty feline. A fun play session can help your grumpy pet burn off excess energy, leaving her calmer afterwards. It will also allow Fluffy to take her aggression out on her playthings, rather than on you. Use a toy that you can control, like a laser pointer or a wand toy.

Kitty Comforts

Make your home fun, comfy, and entertaining for your feline pal. Offer Fluffy lots of soft beds and comfy napping spots. Your kitty will also appreciate having at least one window seat with a good view, so she can watch birds and squirrels and daydream about hunting. A relaxed cat is a happy cat!

Attention

Is your kitty calm until you try to pet her or pick her up? If so, your pet may just not like being held. Some of our feline friends prefer to be admired from a distance. Let Fluffy decide when it’s time to cuddle. Never force attention on your cat, or pick her up when she doesn’t want to be held.

Aggression

Does your cat sometimes attack you? If so, you’ll need to figure out what is behind your furry buddy’s aggression before you can help her overcome her bad behavior. There could be many reasons for Fluffy’s attitude, including anxiety, territorial aggression, and other causes. Ask your vet or a professional pet behaviorist for more information.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, your Mt. Pleasant, SC animal clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We will provide your cranky cat with the best care around!

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