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Holiday Fun with Your Cat From Your Issaquah Veterinarian

It's that time of year! Time to pull your favorite ugly sweater out of the closet and time for shopping and attending events you'd rather miss. And, it's also time to celebrate with the ones who really are always there for you -- your pets. Namely, your cat.

Celebrating with your feline companion is a truly special occasion. Cats are notoriously huge fans of the winter holidays -- and why not? The tree, the wrapping paper, the extra treats, what's not to love?

But as much fun as your cat may be during the holidays, there is always a potential for problems, so it's a good idea to review some basic tips to help your kitty have a fun and safe holiday season.

And, it's also a good time to schedule your New Year veterinary appointments. If you haven't yet established a relationship with your local East Seattle vet clinic, now is a perfect time. Be sure your kitty is up on all her shots, and be sure you have all the information you need in the event there is a veterinary emergency.

Tips To Keep Kitty Safe 

The holidays often mean guests arriving from out of town, family coming over for dinner, and impromptu holiday get-togethers. This means lots of unfamiliar activities, and it also means more people coming in and out. For your indoor cat, this is an opportunity to make a break for it. Be sure you alert guests to take care when coming in and out, and consider keeping kitty in a closed off area during times when guests are arriving or leaving. Be sure your cat is microchipped and has a collar with a tag giving all contact information.

Another common issue is poisonous seasonal plants, such as Holly and Poinsettia. These plants are harmful for pets and should be avoided. Let guests know not to bring them.

When it comes to the tree, it's best to keep the tempting ornaments up a little higher and avoid breakable ornaments, for everyone's safety. Consider securing your tree so it can't be knocked over.

Keep your closest animal hospital center number handy in the event of an emergency. If you are in the Bellevue, Issaquah or Sammamish area, contact Meadows Cat Hospital to schedule an appointment or to inquire about cat boarding services.

And finally, don't forget to give your cat a gift, even if it's just the box and wrapping paper!

Schedule an Appointment with Your Issaquah Veterinarian

Is your furry friend up-to-date on all his shots? Have you had an opportunity to meet your local vet? Is it time to schedule an annual check-up? Now is a great time to schedule an appointment for end of the year check-ups and shots. Contact Meadows Cat Hospital today at 425-392-8770.