Cats are truly fascinating animals. Fluffy certainly has her own opinions about things, and manages to keep us both amused and purrplexed with all of their quirks. Although our feline friends can be very silly and playful, there are some things they take very, very seriously. A local Portland, OR vet lists some of them below.
Our feline friends are very clean, which is one of the reasons they make such great pets. Fluffy will groom herself daily to keep her pretty coat clean and soft. Help your furry little diva out by gently brushing her. This will remove dust, dandruff, and dead fur from her coat.
Is your cat asleep right now? The odds that she is are pretty high. If Fluffy is actually awake, she probably won’t be for long. Kitties are extremely dedicated to keeping up with their 32 daily naps. Your drowsy pet will probably rotate from spot to spot for her morning, midmorning, afternoon, evening, and nighttime snoozes, before curling up with you at night. (We aren’t entirely convinced that kitties actually need all that sleep, but that’s another point.)
Do you remember that old adage about breakfast being the most important meal of the day? Fluffy certainly seems to agree with that one! Your furball may wake you up by nudging you, walking on top of you, meowing, or rubbing against your legs when she is ready for her morning meal. Cats also are very adamant about their second, third, and fourth breakfasts.
Our feline pals can get quite possessive over their domains. Your sweet little pet may very well morph into a fuzzy, hissing ball of rage at the very sight of another cat walking across her yard! If you have more than one kitty, they may also get jealous of one another quite easily.
Kitties are extremely cute and cuddly pets, so it can be easy to forget that they are also extremely capable hunters. Fluffy is really a ferocious predator at heart! Your tiny lion is also instinctively driven to want to pounce on things. Offer your furry little hunter plenty of toys to practice on, and take time to play with her regularly.
Please reach out to us, your local Portland, OR vet clinic, for all of your kitty’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!