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Holiday Gifts for Senior Cats

As the holidays approach, kitties all over the country are busy batting at ornaments, climbing Christmas trees, and ‘helping’ their owners wrap gifts. However, if your cat is in her golden years, she may be more interested in napping under the tree than climbing it. You may also want to keep your feline pal’s age in mind when you pick out her holiday gifts. Read on as a local London, ON vet lists some great gift ideas for senior cats.

Pet Ramps

Senior cats sometimes have a hard time climbing up to their favorite napping spots. Pet ramps or stairs are great kitty gifts! Of course, you can also just arrange a footstool or ottoman so your furball can use it as a step.

Supplements

If your pet has a bone/joint problem, such as arthritis, she may benefit from certain supplements. Fish oil, for instance, can help keep your pet’s bones and joints lubricated. Ask your vet for recommendations.

Window Seats

Birdwatching is one of Fluffy’s favorite activities. Get Fluffy a comfy window seat, so she can relax and watch local wildlife.

Heated Beds

By the time Fluffy reaches her golden years, she’ll be an expert napper, capable of sleeping up to 20 hours a day. Consider getting your kitty a heated bed, so she can stay cozy on those cold winter nights.

Toys

Playing is very beneficial for kitties. Even a few minutes of pouncing and jumping will help your cat stay in shape. Play sessions also offer Fluffy mental stimulation, which can help keep your feline friend’s mind healthy as she ages. Put some fun new toys into your furball’s stocking or gift basket.

New Litterbox

Older cats sometimes have a hard time getting in and out of litterboxes with high sides. Get Fluffy a new litterbox, one with low walls. If your home has more than one floor, keep extras on every story, so your furry pal doesn’t have to use the stairs as much.

Kitty Fountain

Making sure Fluffy stays properly hydrated is very important! Some cats prefer to drink running water. A kitty fountain could really make a great gift for your adorable pet.

All of us here at Firth Veterinary Hospital, your London, ON pet hospital, want to wish you a wonderful holiday season. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your senior cat’s health.

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