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7 Reasons to Cuddle Your Kitten

March 15, 2021

Did you know that March 23rd is Cuddly Kitten Day? Of course, it isn’t like we really need a reason to cuddle our feline pals. Kitties deserve snuggles every day! As it turns out, getting cuddled regularly is very good for them! An Anderson, IN vet lists some reasons to snuggle your furball in this article.


Bonding

Cats often think of their humans as their parents. (Fluffy also thinks of you as her servant, but that’s beside the point.) However, that special friendship needs to be nurtured. Cuddling your furry pal will help her feel safe and cared for. This is very important for your kitty’s health and happiness.


Comfort

There are few things more soothing than snuggling up with an affectionate kitty. Things have been rough for many people over the last year. Cuddling cats helps fight anxiety, grief, and depression, and reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks.


Health

As it turns out, cats purr at frequencies that have been shown to have beneficial properties. In fact, these same frequencies are often used in physical therapy to stimulate healing, as they’ve been shown to help promote tissue growth. 


Socialization

While cuddles are important for kitties of all ages, they’re especially crucial for baby cats, because of socialization. In fact, socialization is one of the most important factors that will determine your pet’s ‘purrsonality.’ The more you talk to and interact with your furball while she’s young, the friendlier and more accepting she will be as she ages. If you don’t take time to cuddle your feline friend now, while she’s young, she may grow up to be wary or even aggressive.


Growth Spurt

Did you know that feline growth hormones are released during kitty growth cycles? This is one reason that your adorable little pet sleeps so much at this stage. 


Setting A Tone

The first weeks you spend with your kitten will really set the stage for the friendship between you. Cuddle little Fluffy often now, and she’ll grow up enjoying those snuggles sessions.


Kittens Are Adorable

While cats are cute at every age, they’re almost impossibly adorable when they are babies. Those furry little faces really can melt hearts! If there was ever an animal made for cuddling, it’s kittens!


As your Anderson, IN veterinary clinic, we love seeing kittens grow into happy, healthy adult cats. Call us anytime!

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