The International Fund for Animal Welfare established the first International Cat Day on August 8, 2002. The honorary holiday takes place each year on this date. The holiday is meant to bring awareness to cat care and welfare. We believe that keeping cats indoors is a great way for cats and native wildlife to stay safe. To learn more about this issue, look at the American Bird Conservancy's Cats Indoors site.
Happy International Cat Day to all!
Don't let kitty get bored! A bored kitty can might start scratching where she shouldn't or acting out in other ways. Pick up an affordable multi-pack of cat toys like this one to help alleviate kitty's boredom.
This cat toy variety pack includes 20 different toys. There is something for every cat's taste. You'll get feather toys, plush catnip pillows, hollow balls with bells, mice made of different materials, bouncing balls, caged furry toys, and more.
This is a fun enrichment activity toy for cats that offers a variety of different games to engage kitty's natural behaviors and have fun too. Hide objects or treats in the different configurations to get kitty excited for intelligent play!
Small clear bowls can trap treats and toys that kitty has to fish out with her paws. Pegs, lines, and small openings can hold little treats, soft food, or small toys for sniffing out and devouring or capturing. A long tunnel at the end of the activity board is great for stimulating kitty to reach for desired objects like treats and favorite toys.
Kitty will have fun playing with this activity board and since you'll have to replenish the treats or strategically place the toys, it's fun for you, too!
Go fishing for jumping cats when you get this adorable Pusheen teaser toy on a string.
A cute simple cartoon cat is at the end of the pole. A string hanging off the other end holds a plush simple pizza toy. Kitty will love chasing this cute cat toy and you'll love orchestrating the play!
This is a simple auto-feeder to use for feeding cats or other pets who are free-eaters. The clear food storage container can hold approximately 3 pounds of food at a time.
This food-safe plastic cat feeder is ideal to use for cats who prefer to be free-eaters. Some cats like to nibble on their food all day long and a feeder like this helps to keep the food fresh while providing a large amount of potential dry food to be available for a long period of time. This kind of feeder is also ideal in case of emergency short-term travel or when you need to leave home for a long time during a day.
The price on this item can vary; when it is available for less than $5 it is a very good deal. Read the reviews for this highly rated auto-feeder to learn what pet owners like you think about this convenient product.
I wanted to share this tutorial video I found on YouTube that I used to repair a part of our cat tree. Our three kitties are master sisal scratchers and they started to unravel the rope on one of the main posts of their favorite cat tree. We've had this tree for almost 6 years.
The cats use the tree for napping, scratching, and as the end point after a round of zoomies across the living room. It's held up remarkably well, except one of the lower sisal-covered legs started to unravel after years of constant use.
I looked into cat tree repair and most of the tutorials I found required the use of staples or glue, or both. I looked a little deeper and found this great tutorial that uses no tools. All I had to do was get some new sisal rope. Check out this tutorial.
In my case I was replacing sisal rope with more sisal rope, so my finished product left two longer strings dangling. I tied toys to both of them and almost immediately after I put the tree back upright, Gumby started playing with one of the toys. It's been a couple of months since I made the repair (it was an early quarantine project) and it's holding up very well.
This is a fun toy for cats who like to play with ball toys. This interactive cat toy has a lot going on! The rechargeable toy has a spinning LED light and the toy itself spins and rotates to entice your kitty to play.
This highly rated rechargeable interactive cat toy is ready for play with just an hour and a half of charge time. The toy then provides up to four hours of fun play on the single charge. An internal self-balancing system means the toy will change direction when it comes into contact with objects like furniture and walls. The random nature of the movement is very enticing for cat play.
It's a good practice to keep kitty litter boxes clean with regular scooping. Keeping the catbox free of waste makes your cat happy and keeps your home cleaner and odor-free. But regular scooping might mean using a lot of plastic bags if that is your preferred waste collection measure. Why not try out using compostable bags to help lessen your impact on the environment as you care for your pet?
With this purchase you'll get 240 small compostable "poop bags". These are advertised as dog poop bags but we have been using these small bags for our cat boxes for the last year or so and we find them to be a great size for handling and for regular use. We can use an oversized scoop and it fits into the mouth of the bag without issue.
These unscented pet waste bags are highly rated by other users, too. The bags claim to be 100% compostable and biodegradable. In our experience they feel much like plastic bags and perform like plastic bags, without breaking down in the week or so we might have them in our trash receptacle until trash day.
This is a cute little piece of cat furniture from AmazonBasics. The unit has a 360 degree round scratching post with a cozy round plush bed on top. The post rests on a stable square stand.
This small and affordable cat furniture is a cute addition to your cat's life. New items add enrichment to a pet's life at home. This highly-rated cat furniture has a single-pillar scratching post with both carpet and jute fiber scratching substrate. The plush bed on top is easy to access and comfortable. The post and bed come in a neutral color scheme of grays, ideal to fit into a wide variety of home decor and to blend into a lot of cat coat types.
This is a fun interactive toy to play with your cat. This kind of toy, which encourages fetching, is great for those cats who like to catch objects and bring them back to you.
With this purchase you'll get a set of 5 flying propeller cat toys in various colors. The toys come with a small shot device that projects the little toys for your cat to chase, catch, and hopefully return to you.
As you might imagine, this cat toy gets mixed reviews from pet owners. Some users report their cats love the chase aspect of this toy, while others report disinterest in their kitties. Some pet owners have had fun playing this with their small dogs as well, and even some users' children had fun with this toy. So if you think your cat might like it, give it a try. If kitty isn't interested, maybe your pooch or human kids can have some fun.