Is it okay to spoil your cat? Well, that depends on how you define “spoiling.” I call it "Pampering"
The biggest "pamper item" is their own lap size fleece blanket with their picture on it from www.petsadored.com
Examples of pampering tips include:
1. Bathing Wipes A Great product called OUT. They are cat-bathing wipes that have allergen reducers in them. They have a calming chamomile fragrance in them that calms excited cats. We all know that cats don't like water!!! You can warm them in your microwave for 10 seconds, prior to wiping your kitty down. The kitties don't seem to mind them very much, and kitty smells wonderful after. Sold by OUTinternational inc.# 1-800-448-8552 if you want to call.
2. A Big Comfy Chair Cats usually are the prince or princess of the house. A big comfy chair that is theirs, in front of a window. Right outside a tree with a bird bell.
3. Sing them a Song Sing your cat a song. Spoil your cats by giving them a song with each regular activity.
4. Open Windows For cats that are indoor cats .. open up a few windows (with screens of course) so that they can enjoy the fresh air. They love it.
5. Keeping their Mouths Healthy Try to keep them healthy with a little tooth brushing. They like this bedtime routine, and their dental checkups will be excellent. Use dog toothpaste (they like the poultry flavor).
6. A Little Grass Have a small back garden built for them to be taken out into every morning and evening. They like to eat grass, (good for their digestion and help them throw up hair balls, which could be dangerous if they have to pass them thru the intestines). Also plant a small tub with grass and bring it inside if they won't be going out that day. It's more difficult to maintain grass in a tub, but worth it. Rye grass grows quickly and is apparently tasty.
7. Make Do Toys Make cats toys by using boxes with holes cut out, yard bags (either uncut, or with the bottom cut open and the sack supported by a small box to make a tunnel.
Long feathers. Baby floor environment things (those little quilts with a structure and soft toy hanging down), covered with a little sheet or something, to make a hiding place, and a place to pull feathers by. A string pulled under a rug.
8. A Chance to Go Out Confining a cat indoors is like baring a kid from Anaheim the chance to see Disneyland. Yeah, the vets all say your cat will live longer if he or she is confined to indoors. There is much more to life than living long . . . for you AND your cat. The quality of life ought to matter more, don't you think? Let your kitty out to hunt and explore. Cats absolutely love it and it does wonders for their dispositions. Even if in a fenced area. Fresh air ... grass & something new will keep your cat happy. You can also leash train them & take them on a walk or park outing. This all keeps them stimulated.
9. A Little Nature on TV Set the TV to Nature channel where symphonies of natural sounds orchestrate throughout the night. They love it.
10. Hide their Favorite Treats When you have to leave the cats alone for a substantial amount of time, hide their favorite treats around the house (under chairs, on ledges, etc.) This way they will keep finding surprises while you're gone, keeping them happy and preventing boredom!
For those hot summer days, make beef or chicken stock ice cubes! Even fruit juice ice cubes are a favorite with them. (Note: Put these in a bowl, or feed outside, as they can be messy!)