As the holidays approach, many people are quite busy shopping, decorating, and cooking. Of course, buying and wrapping presents are also on many to-do lists at this time of year. If you have a kitty, your cute pet may very well try to lend a helping paw as you are wrapping gifts. Perhaps this is Fluffy’s way of reminding us that she also likes presents? In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO veterinary hospital, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a local vet offers some gift ideas for cats.
Cats spend a lot of time napping, as you’ve probably noticed. In fact, there’s a pretty good chance that your kitty is snoozing as you are reading this. Beds make great presents for our drowsy feline friends!
Playing is lots of fun for cats. It’s also really good for them! A fun play session will get Fluffy up and moving, which will help her stay in shape. Plus, the mental stimulation play offers is great for your kitty’s mind. Classic cat toys, like catnip mice or plastic balls, are fine, but you can also get your frisky pet some cute modern toys. Catnip bubbles, DVDs, automated laser pointers, and robotic mice are all good options.
Does your feline friend have a habit of eating your houseplants? Pick up a container of cat grass for your furry pal. Also known as wheat grass, this is a nutritious treat your kitty can safely nibble on. Of course, catnip is also a great option. You can find more pet-safe plants online at the ASPCA website.
Pet furniture is a wonderful gift for Fluffy! If you have a kitten, consider getting your adorable little furball a fun cat tower or activity center. Older kitties may enjoy a comfy pet tent or cat condo. Window seats are a great choice for indoor furballs, while wall-mounted furniture is a terrific option for cats that enjoy high vantage points.
Did you know that there are now many apps made just for kitties? Try downloading a few games for Fluffy on your tablet or phone. (Note: results may vary.)
Happy Holidays! Please reach out to us at Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your local Boulder, CO vet clinic, serving Louisville and the surrounding areas, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We are always here to help!