December is National Cat Lovers Month!

National Cat Lovers Month was launched in 2014 by the magazine Catster. 

Here are some ideas for showing your love for all feline friends. 

Buy Some New Cat Toys

An easy way to show your love this month is with a new toy. Cats get bored quickly, so a new toy will keep your kitty engaged. Be sure to use this time to check for any broken and damaged toys. 

Splurge on Some New Cat Furniture

There are many types of cat furniture that serve multiple purposes – such as a cat tree. Larger cat trees can provide a safe hideout for one or more cats, scratching posts, or lookout perches at different heights. Some styles of cat trees may even include toys for daily enrichment, play, and exercise. 

Primp Your Pet

Bond with your cat during this month by giving him or her some extra grooming. Your cat will benefit from having their fur combed and nails trimmed. Grooming will provide you with time for the two of you to bond. You’ll have a chance to check your cat for lumps, bumps, and other potential problems. If you find any areas of concern, be sure to schedule a vet visit ASAP to get them checked out. 

Sharing your love of cats with cats in need

While December is National Cat Lovers’ Month, it is also the traditional month for giving back. Make a contribution to your local shelter with a donation of funds or much-needed supplies. You can help homeless cats by volunteering and giving the gift of your time.

Love to cook?

Make some homemade tuna treats.

Ingredients

  • 1 5-oz can tuna fish packed in water, well-drained
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon catnip

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well until it’s the consistency of cookie dough.

Pinch into bite-sized treats (using about ¼ teaspoon each) and roll into balls. Place them on your cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

Let it cool.

You can give your cat 3-5 treats per day. Store them in an air-tight container in your fridge for 10-14 days.

Looking to adopt?

Cat Cafes originated in Japan and there are over 70 cafes in the United States.  In New York City, Koneko is set up like a lounge.  You’ll get to interact with the kitties and decide which one will be your new fur baby.  In Los Angeles, the Cat Café is set up similarly.  

Think of it as a “meet and greet.”  Due to Covid-19, food and snacks are not provided at this time. 

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