October 29 is National Cat Day. While many cat parents may balk and say they celebrate this occasion every day, this holiday in particular was created to raise awareness of the many cats and kittens that are currently in shelters, waiting for their forever homes. Of course, the day is meant to celebrate all cats, especially your own. Hit the jump for ways you can treat your feline friends on National Cat Day and beyond.
For the cat that loves greenery
The Catit Senses 2.0 Grass Planter for $15 will divert your feline’s attention away from your lovingly cared-for succulents. While houseplants can be toxic to cats, this planter’s specially-formulated grass (sold separately for $10) is gentle enough for their digestive tracts. In fact, having your cats eat grass regularly prevents hairball buildup, meaning fewer messes for you to clean. It’s a win-win.
For the cat that values privacy
Litter boxes can be a sight (and stench) unwanted in a home. However, cat owners have to make sure their furry friends can easily access their boxed bathrooms, or they run the risk of accidents. The Good Pet Stuff Hidden Cat Litter Box for $40 after on-page coupon may look like your standard potted plant at first glance, but it also houses a loo for your kitty. With a fitted vent system to control dust and odor, this litter box is neat and discreet. Your cat will thank you for it.
For the cat with an active lifestyle
Indoor cats, especially, need a daily dose of activity. A lack of ample playtime can lead to weight and behavioral problems. Keep your kitty physically and mentally fit with the Hugs Whack-a-Mouse Cat Toy for $23. This interactive toy counts on you, the human, to make it worth your cat’s while. However, it’s the perfect opportunity to bond with your furry friend while keeping them healthy and happy.
For the cat with musical ambitions
A fun way to save your furniture from the claws of a restless cat is the SUCK UK Cat Playhouse DJ Deck for $30. This easy-to-assemble turntable comes with a moving, scratchable “vinyl record” and features a posable arm. It’s also adorned with fun, colorful stickers that will certainly be more entertaining for the humans than the cats. Pick up this unique scratching box and who knows? Maybe your cat will become the feline version of Steve Aoki.
Meanwhile, if you constantly find furry friends sitting atop your laptop, give them this scratch-worthy laptop for $32 to loaf on instead.
For the cat that loves to snooze
Your cat may love to share your bed with you, but maybe you aren’t keen on sharing back. An a-peel-ing alternative is the Pet Grow Banana Cat Bed. This plush fruit-shaped sleeping space features a lid, ideal for cats that love to hide away. It’s available in five different sizes from $22, so you can secure accommodation for as many cats as you need, comfortably.
For humans who want to help cats
National Cat Day was initially created with the aim to aid shelter cats and kittens in finding forever homes. If you’re thinking of taking in a new friend, consider adopting from your nearest pet shelter or humane society.
If you can’t provide a home for a cat right now, you can donate to your local shelters and animal rescues in several ways. Give your time through volunteering, provide essential items like food and grooming accessories, or simply make a monetary donation. Every little bit helps.