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Keeping Your Cat Off Your Kitchen Counters

Your cat may like walking around on your kitchen counters because she gets food when she is up there. She may also use the counters to peruse her territory from a high vantage point. However, this can be annoying and unsanitary when you are trying to prepare food. Thus the first step in keeping your cat off the kitchen counters is to never feed her up there. Gently move her to a safe surface whenever she is up there. Never punish or yell at your cat or shove her off the counters. Cover the counters with aluminum foil when not in use. Aluminum feels weird to your cat’s feet so she will avoid walking around on the counters. Provide your cat with an alternate perch such as a windowsill or shelf so she can observe the hubbub of your home in safety. Contact your Norwalk, CA vet to learn more.

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