New Year’s Resolutions for Cats

New Year’s Resolutions for Cats

New Year’s Day is traditionally a time to reflect on the past year and revisit our priorities and goals for the future. Many families include their cats in their holiday celebrations with treats, gifts, and even cute costumes, but on New Year’s Day, life pretty much goes back to normal for our feline friends. If Fluffy did have resolutions, what would they look like? In this article, your veterinarian Park County considers a few things that might be on Kitty’s resolution list.

I Will Not Scratch The Furniture

Kitty’s claws were crucial to her survival in the wild, so we understand her need for regular manicures. But why does your furball sometimes ignore her scratching post in favor of the couch? Proper scratching etiquette would be a great resolution for cats.

I Will Not Talk Back

Some cats are very, very talkative. There are kitties who will wax poetic about anything and everything, it seems. Some of our feline friends are mostly quiet, unless they want something. And some kitties just like to argue. A bit less sass would be a great goal for some cats.

I Will Not Torment The Dog

The images of dogs chasing cats are fairly classic, and deeply ingrained into cultural preconceptions, but Fido isn’t always the instigator in these little tussles. Sometimes Fluffy bats at her canine roommate, or even jumps on him and bites him! If you’ve ever heard your dog yelp when your cat attacks, your kitty might be a bit of a bully. Those little teeth and claws are sharp!

I Will Not Leave Hairballs In The Line of Traffic

Cats are very clean, generally. Your furball will diligently groom herself, which is sometimes a bit of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you don’t have to deal with the hassle and mess of bathing her, but the flip side of that benefit often ends up in a rather unsightly pile on the carpet. Wouldn’t it be nice if Fluffy was a bit more considerate?

I Will Not Bite The Hand That Pets Me

Have you ever been happily stroking your furball, only to suddenly find her teeth or claws embedded in your skin? Kitties can be a bit erratic in their moods, especially when it comes to being petted. Fluffy might be purring loudly one minute, and chomping on your finger the next. A bit of consistency would be a great thing for our furballs to master in the coming year.

All of us here at your vet clinic Park County want to wish you a Happy New Year. We look forward to serving all of your pet care needs in 2015.

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