Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Whether you’re an early bird who takes advantage of all those great Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, or a last-minute shopper running out on Christmas Eve, you’ve likely got some boxes to check off on your shopping list this month. Don’t forget about Fluffy! Your kitty is an important part of the family, and definitely deserves a special something. A Sandstone, MN veterinarian offers some advice on choosing gifts for your cat in this article.
Just like people, cats tend to get bored with the same-old, same-old. Providing your feline overlord with fresh toys regularly can help keep things fun and fresh for her. That’s one reason subscription boxes are so popular with our furry friends.
No surprises here: catnip is without a doubt one of the most popular kitty gifts. You can buy Fluffy a catnip mouse or toy, but you can also offer her catnip in bubble form. If you want to go the DIY route, you can even sew a toy yourself, using fresh or dried catnip. Your furry pal may even enjoy a catnip plant!
Catnip mice may always be Fluffy’s favorite toy, but they’re far from the only option. Kitties also enjoy things like wand toys, laser pointers. There are also some really cute modern toys, such as remote-controlled fish or smart ‘mice.’
Napping may very well be Fluffy’s favorite pastime. Kitties can sleep up to 20 hours a day! (Your furry buddy will no doubt spend a chunk of the next few months snoozing underneath the tree with the other presents, but that’s beside the point.) Buy or make your drowsy pet some comfy beds.
Our feline pals have no qualms with borrowing our beds, sofas, couches, chairs, and laps. However, they do benefit from having some things of their own. Cat towers, pet towers, kitty exercise wheels … any or all of these are likely to get that motor going.
Cats may be more finicky than dogs, but they like treats, too! You can get Fluffy something store-bought, but you can also offer some plain canned tuna, salmon, or shrimp in water.
After everyone has finished opening their presents, let Fluffy have the boxes to conquer. This can also make for some pretty adorable holiday pictures of your kitty.
Happy Holidays from everyone here at Twin Pines Veterinary Clinic, your Sandstone, MN pet hospital. Call us anytime!