Did you adopt your feline buddy from a shelter? If so, you’ll want to put a pawprint on your calendar for October 9th: it’s Cattober, the unofficial shelter kitty birthday. Since you won’t know exactly when your furry pal was born, you can celebrate Fluffy’s birthday on the 9th. A local Seminole, FL vet lists a few fun ways to brighten up your kitty’s day in this article.
If your feline pal likes catnip, why not get her a small live plant? Cat grass is also a great green snack. For a kitty that loves nibbling on green leaves, a Spider plant is another safe option. Just take care to only stick with nontoxic plants. You can check the ASPCA site here for a full list.
Want to go one further? Make your furry little buddy a catio to look adorable in! An enclosed porch or patio is a great choice, but you can also use a sunny corner. Add some fun kitty furniture for Fluffy to look adorable on. If you want to go one further, put a birdfeeder up where she can see it.
Cat toys have gone far beyond the catnip mouse. You can get Fluffy a remote-controlled mouse, a smart toy that reacts to her movements, or a super cute scratcher. You can even download digital games for Fluffy to play on your phone or tablet.
Is your feline buddy a lapcat? Fluffy is often happy to join her humans for movies and entertainment. Pick a fun flick that features a furry star There are some great ones to choose from, such as Keanu, Puss N’ Boots, and the Aristocats. One we don’t recommend? Cats.
Don’t forget about all the cats that are still out there in shelters, hoping someone will adopt them and love them. About 3.2 million kitties are admitted to U.S. shelters each year. Consider doing something to help them. Volunteers and donations are always needed. Even sharing posts about available cats can help. You never know: you may find Fluffy a loving home with just a few clicks! If your own birthday is in October, consider doing a social media fundraiser for your favorite charity.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns about your furry buddy’s health or care. As your local Seminole, FL pet hospital, we are always here to help!