Holiday Gifts for Cats in Apartments

As the holidays approach, many people are busy buying and wrapping presents for friends and family members. Of course, our feline friends also deserve—and enjoy—special gifts. If you live in an apartment, you may have limited space, so you’ll want to pick your cat’s things carefully. Read on as a Coon Rapids, MN vet lists some great gifts for apartment-dwelling kitties.

Wall-Mounted Furniture
Cats love having some things of their own to climb and play on. However, if you don’t have a lot of room, getting your feline buddy a full-sized cat tower may not be feasible. Wall-mounted furniture is a great option for kitties in apartments. You can also get Fluffy a wall-mounted scratching post.

Plants
Give Fluffy a taste of the outdoors by offering her some pet-safe plants to nibble on and hide behind. Some good choices are cat grass, Boston ferns, and spider plants. You’ll find more great options for nontoxic plants at the ASPCA website.

Beds
Kitties certainly are sleepy little furballs. Get Fluffy a few different beds to snuggle up in. You can buy your cat’s beds, but you can also make your drowsy pet some cute beds out of hard shell suitcases, wicker baskets, or even hatboxes. Look online for great DIY ideas.

Window Seat
Fluffy absolutely loves watching birds and squirrels! Give your furry little voyeur a comfy window seat, so she can sunbathe and watch what’s going on in your neighborhood.

Toys!
Toys are a great gift for any kitty, but they’re particularly crucial for cats that don’t have a lot of room to run around in. Regular play sessions will keep Fluffy active, which can help keep her bones and muscles strong, and can also help prevent obesity. Playing is also great for your pet’s mind, and can help prevent cognitive decline as she ages.

Veterinary Appointment
Fluffy may not exactly be thrilled about her appointment, but she’ll definitely be both happier and healthier with proper veterinary care. Regular exams are crucial to your kitty’s health! It’s also important to keep your cat current on her vaccines and parasite control products. Schedule your furball’s next appointment . . . and give her a can of plain tuna in the meantime.

Happy Holidays! Please contact us, your Coon Rapids, MN pet hospital, if we can ever be of assistance. We’re here to help!

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