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4 Ways to Keep Your Kitty Safe

Cats may be small, but they have some pretty big purrsonalities. In fact, many of our feline friends think of themselves as fearless, ferocious predators. Fluffy’s sense of adventure, curiosity, and playfulness are certainly adorable, but, unfortunately, they can also get her into trouble. In fact, our feline buddies have a bit of a knack for getting themselves into mischief! Read on as a Mt. Pleasant, SC vet lists some things you can do to keep your pet safe.

Keep Kitty In

One of the best things you can do for your cat’s health and well-being is to keep her safe and sound indoors. If your kitty is allowed outside, she’ll be exposed to many different dangers, such as cars, weather, predators, and even other kitties. Fluffy will also be more likely to pick up parasites, or get lost, hurt, or even killed, if she goes outdoors. To keep your feline buddy amused and comfy as an indoor cat, offer her lots of toys and soft beds, and take time to play with her regularly.

Fluffyproofing

Some of our feline patients are basically furry, four-legged bundles of mischief. Never underestimate Fluffy’s ability to get herself into trouble! You’ll want to do some basic pet proofing to make your home safe for your kitty. Some of the things to address include toxic plants; chemicals; medicine; small objects, such as craft-kit pieces; plastic bags, wrappers, and ties; wires and cords; sharp items; household products; automotive chemicals; and herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides. Ask your vet for more information.

Veterinary Care

Proper veterinary care will go a long way towards keeping Fluffy happy, healthy, and safe. We recommend that all kitties be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and kept current on vaccinations, exams, and parasite control products. At home, keep a close eye out for potential signs of illness, and contact your vet immediately if you notice anything unusual. The sooner an issue is caught and treated, the better!

Suitable Playmates

Some kitties get along wonderfully with their four-legged roommates. However, this isn’t always the case. If you have multiple pets, and they aren’t getting along, ask your vet for advice. Don’t leave your pets alone together unsupervised until you are sure they won’t fight.

Do you have questions about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your Mt. Pleasant, SC animal clinic, today! We’re happy to help.

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