Is Your Cat Keeping You Up at Night?

Cats may be small, but they have big purrsonalities. Fluffy’s adorable meows, loving purrs, hilarious antics, and cute face are all truly precious. One of the many cute things about our feline friends is the fact that they are so sleepy. In fact, kitties can spend up to 20 hours a day snoozing! However, cats tend to keep to their own schedules. Fluffy often sleeps when we are awake, and plays while we are sleeping . . . or trying to. Read on as a local Marietta, GA vet offers advice on getting your cat to stop waking you up.

Play Sessions

Does your cat have a case of the midnight zoomies? You’re not the only one! Some kitties get very frisky at night. You probably won’t have much luck by simply asking your furry pal to be quiet. When dealing with behavioral issues in kitties, bribery and trickery are often the most effective tactics. One way to get Fluffy to sleep through the night is to tire her out with a fun, vigorous play session just before bedtime. This is also a great way for you to spend time with your playful feline, and pamper her a bit.

Late Dinner

After you’ve tired Fluffy out with a fun session of Catch The Red Dot or Pounce On The Feather Toy, offer her a late dinner. We probably don’t have to tell you what happens when cats are both tired and full. Suffice it to say, your frisky pet will probably be more interested in finding her next napping spot than in batting a squeaky toy around.

Bedroom Access

Many cats let their people share the bed with them. Of course, Fluffy may try to sleep on your head, walk across your legs as you are sleeping, or sprawl out in the middle of the bed and push you to the side, but that’s all part of being owned by a cat. If you don’t want your feline overlord sleeping in the bedroom, make this a rule and stick to it. If you sometimes keep your kitty out, and sometimes let her in, your furball will likely scratch and meow at the door if it’s closed.

Is your pet overdue for an exam? Does your kitty need vaccines, spay/neuter surgery, or parasite control? Contact us, your local Marietta, GA pet hospital, today!