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Things Your Cat Should Be Grateful For, But Isn't

November 15, 2021

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The food is great, but it’s really gratitude that is the main focus of the autumn holiday. Kitties are definitely appreciative of the love and care we give them, but there are a few things they could be a bit more grateful for. A Chesapeake, VA veterinarian lists a few of them below.

Being Grounded

Kitties are much safer indoors, where they are protected from hazards such as weather, chemicals, and wild or stray animals. However, Fluffy may not be particularly appreciative of being kept inside, especially if she’s been allowed out before.

Parasite Control

Fleas, ticks, and other parasites can make Fluffy very itchy and uncomfortable. They can also carry dangerous diseases. Of course, your feline pal isn’t going to be particularly thrilled about getting her parasite control.


Have you ever tried to give a cat a pill? This can be challenging, even for those of us with kitty wrangling experience. Those meds may make your furry friendl feel much better, but don’t expect gratitude.


Vaccinations protect Fluffy against dangerous viruses, bacteria, and diseases, such as rabies and feline leukemia. Insert. However, if you try to explain that to her, she’ll probably just blink and yawn.

That Expensive Cat Tower

Have you ever bought your cat a piece of kitty furniture, only to have her ignore it and sleep on the floor? This is perfectly acceptable behavior to Fluffy, though it does seem a bit rude to us.


Kitties actually are quite thankful for their food … some of the time, at least. Your furry little diva may also occasionally turn her cute nose up at what you offer her. Fluffy can also be picky about treats. (Of course, on the other end of the spectrum, we also have kitties that think spotting the bottom of their food bowl is a major emergency.)


Cats are both happier and healthier with proper care. That includes not just the vaccines and parasite control we mentioned above, but also exams and tests. Those checkups are crucial to monitoring your feline pal’s health, and finding out if anything has changed since her last visit. This is very important, as it can reveal medical issues that are just starting to develop.

 Is your cat due for an appointment? Contact us, your Chesapeake, VA animal clinic! 

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