Cats are often deemed to be too independent for their own good, but this myth about cats is actually wrong. Cats do, in fact, enjoy being with their people and love the attention and cuddles we give them. 

Dogs are the focus on thousands of pampering products on the market, but our cat companions also deserve a little spoiling every now and then, right?

The Pet Experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital agree, which is why we are here to give you some simple ways to pamper your cat for their health and enjoyment.

5 Simple Ways to Pamper Your Cat

So, your cat may not appreciate the cute little hoodie you bought them last Christmas. And, they probably don’t relish that $20 bubble bath you spent to soften their fur. But they do like treats and attention that focus on their care and well-being.

If you can’t think of anything to pamper your cat with; think again! 

Here are five good ways you can do just that.

  1. Take them on a nature walk. Cats love to be outside, but with cars, chemicals, other animals, and numerous other threats, they shouldn’t spend time outside alone. This is where you come in. Try out a cat-fitted harness and leash for your pur pal. Start them off in the backyard, where they can get used to the harness. Once they are accustomed to it, they can be led around the yard and in areas where there are few dogs. Or, they can just hang outside with you, while supervised, and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.
  2. Give them a spa day. Some cats actually enjoy a nice bath, nail trim, and brush. Take them to your professional groomers at Wheaton and ask for the works. Cats benefit from the grooming session as it keeps their coat and skin in great health. And they will smell and feel amazing afterwards.
  3. Try some cat massage. People reap many benefits from therapeutic massage, which is why pet massage is also a great choice for our four-legged companions. More than just a petting session, cat massage works in the same manner. Relaxing your cat’s muscles and encouraging good health through massage can stimulate the immune system and organ functions. Check out some YouTube tutorials or make your cat an appointment with a pet massage therapist.
  4. Give your cat fun places to nap. If your cat likes to snuggle into a box or a small space, take the opportunity to give them more cozy spots around the house. Use paper bags, shoe boxes, an empty suitcase, and other snug places and line them with a soft blanket. Your kitty will enjoy this new respite to snooze.
  5. Try a window view. If your pet spends a lot of hours alone, they are at risk of becoming bored. Enrichment is important for your indoor cat. Most cats love to watch birds at a birdbath or feeder. Hang up some of these feeders and watch your cat’s whiskers begin to twitch.

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