Hug Your Cat Day

Did you know there’s an important kitty holiday around the corner? June 4th is Hug Your Cat Day! Of course, as far as Fluffy is concerned, every day is Hug Your Cat Day. This definitely isn’t wrong. In fact, we also think kitties should be hugged every day. That said, this is a great reminder to show your cute pet some extra TLC. Here, a North Dallas, TX vet discusses Hug Your Cat Day.

The Magic of Kitty Hugs

Cats are very interesting and adorable little furballs. At the end of the day, many of our feline friends only want three things out of life: food, naps, and snuggles. Kitties express their love for their human pals in some very cute ways, including hugs, meows, and purrs. The purr, of course, may be the most charming. Purrs are really very special. As it turns out, Fluffy’s little engine runs between 25 and 150 Hertz. These frequencies have been shown to improve bone density and promote healing. They’re actually used in physical therapy! And, as anyone with a kitty can confirm, hugging a purring cat is very soothing and relaxing, which is great for people battling anxiety, depression, or grief.

How To Properly Hug Your Cat

Kitties can be finicky about how we hug them. Some cats like to be picked up and held, while others prefer to snuggle up on our laps or cuddle up to us at night. If you pick your furball up, be sure to hold her properly, so her weight is supported by her paws or bottom. Never hold Fluffy around the waist: this can actually cause internal injuries. When it’s time to let go, gently put your kitty down. Make sure her paws are on the floor before you let go.

Hug-Resistant Kitties

If there’s one thing we know about cats, it’s that they’re all unique individuals. While some little cuddlebugs just want to be petted and snuggled all day, others are more aloof, and don’t like to be held. If your feline buddy is more reserved, that’s purrfectly fine! Never force attention on a furball that doesn’t want it. This is a huge no-no in the kitty rulebook! Get Fluffy’s little motor going by offering her toys and treats instead.

Please contact us, your North Dallas, TX pet clinic, for your kitty’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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