DIY Holiday Gifts for Cats

With the holidays in full swing, many of us are busy cooking, shopping, and decorating. As you work on your to-do lists, don’t forget about your feline friend! Fluffy definitely deserves a special something. If you’re a crafty type, or want to save some money, you may want to make your pet’s gifts. Here, a Conyers, GA vet lists some great DIY presents for kitties.

Beds

As far as Fluffy is concerned, there’s just no such thing as too many beds. You can turn an old hard-shell suitcase, hatbox, or wicker basket into a comfy bed for your feline friend. Use paint, stencils, or contact paper to make it look nice, and then add soft pillows or blankets. You can also turn an old sweater into a great kitty bed. Sew the wrists and torso closed, and then attach them together, so they form an ‘O’ shape. Add stuffing, and then close up the neck. Voila!

Toys

You can make some really cute kitty toys for your feline pal. Cut fabric into two pieces. You can shape them as little trees or snowmen to keep up a seasonal theme. Then, just sew the pieces together and fill it with catnip. This also works great with baby socks! Look online for more options.

Window Seat

Birdwatching is one of Fluffy’s favorite pastimes! Add a smooth plank to your windowsill for your feline buddy. For extra purrs, attach a comfy pet bed, using Velcro. Then, just tell Fluffy not to use it. She’ll hop right in!

Cat Furniture

Did you know that an old stepladder can be repurposed into a cute cat tower? Just add smooth boards to the steps to widen them out. Then, wrap the whole thing in carpet or sisal rope. This method also works on storage racks and bookshelves. You can also make your cat a little pet tent out of an old tee shirt and a hangar. If you want to go all out, make Fluffy a cute kitty tipi. Look online for specific instructions.

Treats!

You’ll find lots of recipes for kitty treats online. Just be sure to only use pet-safe ingredients. Try mixing canned tuna in water with egg, plain yogurt, and parsley. Separate into small portions, and then cook at 350 for 20 minutes.

Happy Holidays! Please contact us, your Conyers, GA pet clinic, anytime. We’re here to help!

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