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4 Ways To Keep Your Cat Safe
March 1, 2022
There are quite a few sayings about our feline friends. One you likely have heard is the one about cats having nine lives. We can definitely confirm that this isn’t true! The saying likely came from the fact that our cats have a real talent for getting themselves into trouble. While some of Fluffy’s shenanigans may be amusing, it’s important to realize that kitties’ penchant for mischief can be quite dangerous. Fluffy is quite small and fragile, and can easily get hurt! Read on as a Raleigh, NC vet lists some things you can do to keep your furry friend safe.

Keep Kitty In

This is probably the single most important thing you can do for Fluffy, aside from keeping up with her veterinary care. Your furball may see herself as a ferocious tiger, but in truth, she’s very vulnerable to danger from a whole slew of potential threats. These include cars, weather, wild animals, parasites, stray dogs, and even the neighbor’s cat.

Provide Veterinary Care

Keeping your cat safe includes protecting her from dangerous parasites, viruses, and diseases. We recommend that all of our feline pals be microchipped, examined regularly, and kept current on their vaccines, exams, and parasite control. You’ll also need to keep a close eye on Fluffy, and watch for any signs of illness or injury.

Get Fluffy Fixed

This is usually done as a way to control pet overpopulation, but that’s not the only reason. Cats that haven’t been fixed are much more likely to go running off in search of love, which means they’re at higher risk of getting lost, hurt, or even killed. Your kitty will also benefit healthwise, as the procedure will reduce or eliminate Fluffy’s odds of developing several dangerous diseases.

Petproofing

Our feline buddies are hunters by nature, so they are hardwired to pounce on things. Unfortunately, they don’t know what is and isn’t safe for them. Many household items are choking hazards, which is one concern. That list includes things like rubber bands, ribbons, string, plastic wrappers and ties, and anything small, sharp, or ropy. You’ll also need to be careful with potential toxics, such as medicine, cleaning agents, lawn and garden chemicals, and even many plants. Ask your vet for more information. Do you have questions about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your local Raleigh, NC animal clinic, today!
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