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Christmas, COVID and Cats

Since Christmas is the season of giving, let’s think about what we want to give (and not give) our cats since they give so much to us!

In this time of COVID-19, most of us are spending more time at home which is the purrfect time to give our feline family members more time and attention.  Involving your cat(s) in some daily interactive playtime with safe, effective cat toys meets their need to hunt (safely) and is extremely helpful in reducing aggression.  You will see an improvement in your cat’s coat and demeanor when you feed your obligate carnivore more wet food with no by-products, wheat, corn or soy. Since cats hide pain so effectively, take them to a cat-savvy veterinarian once a year for a thorough checkup to make sure they are healthy.

According the CDC, cats and dogs can be infected with COVID-19 if in close contact with someone who has it.  Thankfully, pets usually only experience mild symptoms and recover fully.  However, if you have COVID-19, it would be best to protect your pets by having someone else care for them until you are no longer contagious.

It is good to know that bacteria and fungi can be carried on their fur but not viruses so there is no evidence that the COVID-19 virus can be spread to humans from their cats and dogs.  So, feel free to give your cats a little extra attention while you are home with daily playtime and healthy food because they love to “hunt and eat”!

posted on 12/8/2020