Thanksgiving With Cats

Thanksgiving isn’t far off now Many of us are looking forward to enjoying some quality time with our loved ones over a delicious meal. If you have a cat, you’ll also want to take a few steps to keep your furry buddy healthy, safe, and purring. A Michigan City, IN vet offers some advice on spending Thanksgiving with kitties in this article.


Food is a central part of the autumn holiday. Go ahead and give your furball something special. Most kitties will enjoy some plain, cooked fish, chicken, or turkey, without the skin, bones, or fat. Or, you can give your feline pal a can of unseasoned tuna or chicken in water or perhaps some shredded deli meat. Ask your vet for more information on safe and unsafe foods.


Cats are very thankful for all of the food, toys, catnip, beds, and clean litter that we offer. Fluffy may try to show her appreciation by leaving extra fur on the sofa. We recommend thoroughly dusting and vacuuming, and changing your air filters. If you know or suspect that some of your visitors have allergies, set out some tissues, and stock up on OTC meds.

Safe Space

Kitties all have their own personalities. While some will be relatively unfazed by a house full of guests, others are very timid. If you have a scaredy-cat, set Fluffy up in a quiet room with bedding, food, toys, and treats. Your shy furball will be more than happy to sleep through dinner!


If you have an older cat, you probably don’t have to worry too much about your pet knocking things off the table or attacking your elderly aunt’s fingers. Kittens, on the other hand, are adorable, fuzzy bundles of mischief. Keep this in mind when decorating. Put anything that isn’t safe for Fluffy, such as candles, potpourri burners, garlands, and anything small or sharp, in spots your frisky feline friend can’t reach.


One of the best things about our feline buddies is the fact that they are so affectionate. Fluffy may very well hop into your lap for some snuggles after everyone has left. A purring cat, some leftovers, and a good movie make for a very relaxing end to a long day!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Marriottsville Animal Hospital, your Michigan City, IN veterinary clinic. Please feel free to contact us anytime!

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