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5 Things Your Cat Wants for the Holidays

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Or are you still looking for the perfect gifts for your friends and family members? We may not be much help when it comes to choosing presents for your loved ones, but we can definitely offer some suggestions on what to get your cat! Read on as a Newmarket, ON vet lists some great gift options for kitties.

Window Seat

Most cats love watching birds and squirrels. Even if Fluffy wouldn’t know what to do if a live bird landed right in front of her, she’s still instinctively driven to observe them. Get your furball a comfy window seat, where she can nap, sunbathe, and watch local wildlife.

More Beds

Fluffy is one of the sleepiest animals on the planet. Kitties can sleep up to 20 hours a day. Apparently, looking cute must be really hard work! Beds make a great gift for your drowsy pet. Store-bought beds are fine, but if you want to go the DIY route, you can make comfy kitty beds out of hard-shell suitcases, hatboxes, or wicker baskets. Just add soft blankets or pillows, and tell your cat not to use it. Fluffy will hop right in!

Cat Tower

Cat towers are actually very beneficial for our feline friends. They offer Fluffy a jungle gym, high vantage point, and napping spot. Plus, they help keep your kitty in shape by promoting healthy activities like climbing and jumping. (They also offer your furball the perfect opportunity to snag your claw with a sweater when you pass by her, but that’s beside the point.)

New Toys

Frisky cats are adorable! However, batting that toy mouse around isn’t just fun for Fluffy: it’s actually very good for her. All that pouncing and jumping is great for your pet physically, and can help keep her bones and muscles strong. Playing also offers your pet mental stimulation, which will help keep her mind sharp.

Treats

Cats can be finicky at times, but most of them do enjoy a special treat now and then. Offer your kitty canned tuna or salmon in water; shredded deli meat; cat milk; or cooked, plain chicken, beef, or fish, with the bones, fat, and skin removed. Store-bought treats are also fine. Ask your vet for more information.

Happy Holidays! Please contact us here at your Newmarket, ON pet hospital, anytime!

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