Our feline friends are some of the most curious and personality-packed pets around. Nothing beats seeing your kitty companion scaling your furniture and seeing them explore the hidden wonders around your home. That’s why you should make this year’s National Cat Day on October 29th an exceptional day for them and show how much they mean to you and your family. Here are some ways the team at Animal Works Veterinary Surgery recommends celebrating National Cat Day.

1. Gift your pet a new cat tree or kitty condo for them to explore. 
What better way to brighten your cat’s day than introducing them to a new, multi-level cat tree? Depending on how much space you have available, you can find simple, smaller cat trees up to ones that have 6 whole floors! Your cat will love exploring their new “home” inside their home. 

2. Make your cat a gourmet meal using high-quality ingredients. 
Switch up your cat’s current diet by preparing them a special meal on their special day! Going from their traditional kitty kibble to a plate of fresh, cooked salmon or chicken is going to brighten their day beyond belief. Make sure the food is cooked without seasoning or spices, as these can cause problems for certain cats with specific health requirements. 

3. Donate supplies to a local shelter. 
Consider donating supplies such as food, blankets, or cat toys to shelters in your community. These acts of kindness can make a world of difference for those furry felines without a permanent home by helping the shelter stock up on items they may not have otherwise had the budget for. All cats should get a chance to feel some love on their special day. 

4. Adopt a cat if you can. 
Many shelters have a limited capacity when it comes to holding animals without homes. In most cases, animals who have been abandoned for too long and haven’t found a new home will likely get euthanized. This unfortunate reality is why it’s worth considering adopting a cat if you have the time and appropriate resources. Adoption will surely change the lives of your new cat for the better. That’s a gift you truly can’t put a price on. 

Make the most of National Cat Day for your feline friends or soon-to-be kitty companion. If you’ve recently adopted a cat, make sure they’re up-to-date on their vaccinations by contacting our vaccine clinic. Kitty treats and toys can be purchased through our website.


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