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4 Ways Cats Demand Respect

Did you know that March 28 is officially Respect Your Cat Day? If we were to ask Fluffy, she would no doubt insist that cats should be respected every day, and she would of course be absolutely right. As it turns out, our feline friends have some very unique ways of making us respect them. (They are also great at getting us to spoil them, but that’s another topic.) Read on as a local Aurora, CO vet lists some ways you can show your kitty respect.

Cuddle Schedules

Kitties can be very picky about being petted. Some furballs love to cuddle, and would happily spend all their time snuggling with their owners. Others are much more aloof. If you try to pick up or pet Fluffy when she isn’t in the mood, she’ll probably glare at you and saunter off. However, when she is ready to be cuddled, your furry pal may demand your attention, perhaps by jumping into your lap, or meowing to be picked up. Of course, your pet may demand that you pet her when you are busy doing something, but that’s just par for the course with kitties!

Ignoring Boundaries

If you try telling Fluffy she isn’t allowed in a certain spot, she’ll probably ignore you. Therefore, to keep your pet out of places she shouldn’t be, you’ll need to more or less trick her into forming negative associations with it. Try squirting her with water, or making a loud noise.

Sleeping Quarters

Cats certainly are sleepy little furballs! Fluffy can spend up to 20 hours a day snoozing. It’s important to offer your feline pal lots of soft, comfy beds. However, don’t be surprised if you find your drowsy pet napping on your bed or sofa. This is just one of the rules of being owned by a cat: kitties sleep whenever, wherever, and however they want!

Litterbox Mishaps

Fluffy likes her powder room nice and clean, and who can blame her? We don’t like dirty bathrooms either! Cats sometimes stop using their litterboxes if they get too soiled. Be sure to keep your pet’s box fresh. (Note: litterbox mishaps can also be caused by medical issues, so if your feline buddy isn’t using her box, have your vet examine her.)

Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Call us, your local Aurora, CO animal clinic, today!

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