How To Make Your Cat Happy

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Are you a new cat mom or dad? We tend to give dogs a lot of love around here, but the truth is, we’re cat people too. Cats are usually easier to care for than their pup counterparts, but that doesn’t mean you’re totally off the hook. As a pet owner, it’s your duty to set your cat up for a good life. Today on the blog, we’re sharing what we know about how to make your cat happy.

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Give Her Higher Ground

If you’ve had a cat before, you know they’re a little obsessed with high places. There are a few reasons for this, but it’s mainly because they feel safe above ground. After all, potential predators could be lurking on the floor (like a Roomba!). Height may also be a status symbol in the feline world. Whatever the reasons, you’ll make your cat happy by giving her a spot to perch. Don’t overthink it — Window panes are sometimes enough to keep her satisfied. You can also make your cat comfortable by putting a small bed on a high-up spot, such as the top of a dresser. If you’d prefer to keep your cat off your furniture, consider investing in a cat tower or perch. We love this one because it’ll allow your cat to look out the window while sitting above ground.

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Make Time For Play

Cats are independent creatures, but playtime is still essential to their happiness. If you have a young cat, chances are they’re hyper. Kittens are full of energy, so playtime will benefit both of you (if you want to get a good night’s sleep).

A good play session will provide exercise for lazy house cats and will also help them sleep more soundly. Plus, cats get bored, and playtime occupies them. Keep some toys around your apartment to keep your cat happy.

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Keep Their Nails Trim

Dog owners know they have to trim their pup’s paws regularly, but did you know cat claws require some love too? While scratching posts help keep cat’s nails in check, you can manicure them to make sure they don’t grow too long. Keep some cat nail clippers handy.

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Keep Them Cozy

Cats are always looking to burrow into small little spaces. It makes them feel safe and secure. To make your apartment cat-friendly, be sure to include some cozy spots for her to curl up for naps. There are lots of cat beds available, but a good old-fashioned cardboard box will also do just fine (in fact, your cat may prefer a box to the fancier beds).

More cat help:

Games to Play with Your Cat

Litter Box Guide

Homemade Cat Treats


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