Getting My Cats Winter Essentials

Heated Cat Beds

I buy my heated cat beds from Chewy.com. I like the K& H brand heated cat beds as they last a long time and are completely dependable. Some of the cat beds zip apart and you can take out the element and wash the rest of the bed on a gentle cycle in your washing machine and then let the bed line dry in a warm basement or area of your home. I like the window sill, round and dog house style heated cat beds. Make sure the cords are in good shape on all of your cats beds and that they are in good working order before use to prevent any fires.

Stock Up On Cat Food And Litter

I stock up on cat food and litter as I do not want to be moving the heavy containers around when there is a solid sheet of ice on the ground. I love the fact that chewy.com delivers your cat supplies right to your door. I order cat food, treats, kitty litter, toys and so much more from chewy.com.

Checkups At Your Vet

I make sure all of my cats have had their checkups before winter sets in. I make sure my cats shots are all up to date and their teeth are in good order. A happy cat is a healthy, loved and well cared for feline. By taking your cat to the vet regularly you may prevent a big health problem down the road. All of us want our feline friends to live their full nine lives.

Cat Toys And Exercise Wheels

Your cat will be more fit and trim with an exercise wheel in your home for cats. It will take your cats a little while to get used to using the exercise wheel. Cats running and pouncing on cat toys helps shed some of those unwanted pounds. I have some brain teaser cat toys to keep my cats minds more alert. My cats love cat treat balls. When my cats move the treat ball just right a nice cat treat rewards them for their efforts.

Canned Food And Cat Treats

As the temps. keep dropping my cats love to have more canned cat food added to their diet. My cats love canned food with squash or pumpkin in it along with chicken or fish. More food helps keep up their body temp. and their energy level. My cats always look forward to cat treats. My cats prefer chicken or tuna flavored cat treats.

Clean Up Your Cat Dishes And Litter Boxes and Bedding

I have fluffy towels for my cats next door to cuddle up in and I wash them before cold weather arrives. I take my litter boxes outdoors and clean them with soapy water and a scrub brush and I put rubber gloves on. All of my cat dishes get cleaned or replaced.

Keep Your Cat Free From Drafts

Make sure your door seals are in good shape and your windows are closed securely. Put your cat bed, litter box and dishes in a warm area for your cat. Never keep a cat outdoors that does not have shelter and a nice warm spot to curl up in and a heated water bowl and plenty of food. I hope you and your cats stay nice and cozy this winter.

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My Cats Next Door And How They Spend Their Days

Faith

She spends her days looking out of the window on top of her cat tree at the birds and a few squirrels. She also loves to sleep on a heated windowsill  cat bed in the house. She loves eating cat treats and canned cat food. She has several catnip mice and birds that she plays with. She always greets me at the door in the morning. She is a very kind and sweet cat.

Cali

Cali is a beautiful calico cat that is part Siamese and she is very talkative. She greets me at the door meowing loudly. She sleeps in a hammock cat bed or on a heated windowsill cat bed. When I clean out the litter boxes she make sure she is the first one in line to use it. She loves to play with a circle ball cat toy. She is a very kind cat.

Addi

Addi is the Mother of three of my cats next door : Hilford, Mr. Gray and Sherlock. She loves to sleep in a hammock cat bed or a little heated dog house bed usually with some of her full grown kittens in with her. She lets her full grown family eat up the cat treats first and then she licks out the containers. She also greets me at the door in the morning. Addi is a very kind and sweet cat.

Liz

Is the Mother of Conrad one of my house cats and Peter and Nicole. She sleeps in a wool bed with a bath towel on top of it. She loves it when I squeeze a tube of cat treats into her mouth. She runs around inside of the house every so often for some exercise. Liz is a kind cat.

Maggie

She greets me at the door in the morning. She loves to eat canned cat food and cat treats. She likes to run on One Fast Cat. She eats catnip and then she rolls around on the floor. She loves catnip cat toys. She is very kind and sweet cat. All of my cats next door like her. Once in awhile I will find her sleeping next to her sister Liz.

Nicole

Nicole sleeps in a small heated dog house along with her nephews. She likes to get up on the cat tree and watch the birds and the squirrels. She does not like going to the vet at all so I have to chase her around inside of the house until I catch her. She does not like to be around people and prefers to spend time by herself or with her extended family.

Peter

Peter likes to sleep in the small dog house, windowsill cat bed and on top of the cat tree. Peter is very shy and does not wish to held. Peter and his family spend a lot of time together as they rub against one another and keep each other warm in a small heated dog bed. He likes the different canned cat foods and cat treats.

Mr. Gray

Mr. Gray meets me at the door in the morning. When I am filling up the food dishes he leaps up on his hind legs and head butts my hand. After I clean the litter boxes he races toward one to do his business. He likes to play with catnip toys. He spends a lot of time sleeping next to his Mother Addi. Mr. Gray is very friendly and kind toward me.

Hilford

Hilford has grown less shy over the years and he will let me pat him on the head now and comb him out. He likes to growl like a mountain lion to try to scare one but I know he is all show. He loves canned cat food and cat treats. He likes to sleep up high on the cat tree or in a small heated dog house with some of his family.

Sherlock

Sherlock is shy and reserved. He will let me catch him for vet visits but it takes some effort on my part. He spends time with his Mother, his brother Hilford and his Aunt Nicole. He likes canned cat food and cat treats. He sleeps in the small dog house with his family members.

All Of My Cats Next Door

All of my cats next door eat dry cat food along with the canned cat food and cat treats and they get fresh water and their litter boxes cleaned twice a day. All of their shots are up to date. God bless your cat family.

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How My Three House Cats Spend Their Day

Cats get to know your schedule very quickly. When I wake up in the morning my cats are ready for me to attend to their needs such as fresh water, cat food and fresh kitty litter. Before I go to bed in the evening two of my cats will already be camped in my bed for along nights rest.

Lap Cats

My cats love to sit in my lap when I read a book or watch TV. They all take turns sitting in my lap which works out well for all concerned. I fill three treat balls for them and they have mastered all of the cat treat dispensers. Garfunkel loves to watch birds from the head rest on my recliner. Conrad has a recliner of his own that he takes long cat naps in. Kohl has heated bed that he loves to rest in or he is in a round fluffy cat bed.

Cat Toy Box

They like to look through their toy box and take out what catches their fancy for the day. Kohl always tends to have a least one green plastic frog to play with. Conrad likes a bat that lights up and cat toy mice and signing birds for cats. Garfunkel seems to like metallic balls and toy mice. Conrad will meow loudly as he carries a toy mouse through the house like it is his catch of the day. My cats take many catnaps during the day. Garfunkel is on my bed watching me type this post.

Cats Do Not Like Changes To Their Daily Routines

If my cats see me packing a suitcase they instantly know that I will be gone for awhile and they voice their complaints loudly. They figure they can spend their day however they want to while I am not home. When Kohl was young he would knock over things while I was gone. I guess he figured he would get even for me leaving him. Friends would always take care of my cats while I was gone. When I got home from a vacation they would not greet me immediately because they were mad that I left them alone. Kohl tends to forgive me first followed by Garfunkel and than Conrad.

I hope you and your cats have many relaxing and enjoyable days together. Cats adapt quickly to our schedules and we care for them deeply and love them unconditionally. Cats bring joy into to our hearts and to our souls.

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Cat Intellect

I have a Snacky Mouse that I put cat treats in for my cats. If they bat the Snacky Mouse around just right it dispenses a cat treat for them to eat. Garfunkel has managed to dispense one cat treat from the Snacky Mouse. Conrad is an expert on getting every cat treat dispensed from the Snacky Mouse  each and every time that I fill it with cat treats. Kohl has never tried to get a snack out of the Snacky Mouse. He will look at you in a way that says please help me out. He will wait for me to bat the Snacky Mouse and dispense his cat treat out for him. Kohl figures why bother in batting the Snacky Mouse around if I can get my human owner to do it for me.

I have a cat toy that is like a fishing rod. The cat toy has a plastic stick on one end and a catnip filled fish on the other end that is held on by elastic string. I purchased the toy while I was vacating in Ireland. My cat Kohl loves to leap and chase after the catnip filled fish when I wave it around in the air. Kohl gets a lot of exercise while he is playing with the catnip filled fish. Garfunkel loves to chase after the catnip filled fish and pounce on it now and then. Kohl and Garfunkel love to grab the catnip filled fish their mouth tightly and not let go of it. Conrad is a very shy cat. Conrad was watching my other two house cats play with the catnip filled fish cat toy and was getting more and more interested in it by the minute. Conrad all of a sudden grabbed the cat toy by the plastic stick and ran off with it and put it under my bed. I retrieved the cat toy latter on in the day and put it away for safe keeping so it would be fit for use on another day.

Maggie learned how to operate One Fast Cat ASAP. I showed Maggie how the cat wheel worked one day. The next day she was sitting on it and then she ran around on it for me to watch her. I told her what a smart cat she was. Mr. Oscar Gray tries his best to get everyone’s snacks eaten but I make sure they take turns as much as I possibly can. Cali meows by the door hoping I will let her outdoors. She gets to go out if she lets me put her in the cat playpen where she is safe and sound. I never will forget Ginger  who turned on my answering machine and ended up renting a house for me as the party on the other end rented the house.

Cats are experts at getting what they want from us in every way possible. God bless our smart feline friends.

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What Makes For a Happy Cat

A cat that is well taken care of and loved will most likely be a happy cat. My cats are happy when I spend a lot of time with them. I hold my cats on my lap and pat them on their head. When your cat is purring away when you spend time with them they are content and happy with the world.

Cats love to have fresh water each and everyday and have their liter box cleaned out and more dry or wet cat food put out for them to eat. Some cats become upset and nervous when their food dish runs low on cat food. I do not know of any cat that is not happy when tuna canned in water is set out for them to eat. Cats love a wonderful cat treat now and then.

Cats love to sleep in a nice heated cat bed in the winter months. My cats love to sleep on my bed at night. All cats love to sleep next to the heat register or fireplace when it is cold out.

Cats love to have a lot of cat toys to play with. My cats prefer a cat toy that is filled or sprinkled with catnip. I have some toy birds for cats that sing when my cats retrieve or pounce on them. I also have a cat toy mouse that squeaks when my cats toss it in the air or play with it.

My cats love to sleep on their hammock combination scratching post beds. My cats next door love to sleep on their heated windowsill cat beds and watch birds, etc. All of my cats love to chase after a ball or a mouse on a circle track toy for cats. My house cats love to play with a fish on the end of a stick as I move it around on the floor or toss it up in the air for them to catch.

I hope you and your cat are happy.

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What My Cats Are Enjoying At This Moment In Time

My house cats love playing with a baby chick cat toy that chirps away when they grab it. Kohl still has his fascination with toy green frogs. Garfunkel like to play with catnip toy mice of various sizes. Conrad loves to bat a ball around that is attached to the hammock cat bed. At night Kohl sleeps on my other pillow and Garfunkel sleeps in the middle and Conrad  is always is by my feet. One night the chirping bird entered my bed and they had it chirping away until 2 A.M. When I got up I found a new home for for the singing bird temporally.

They like to sleep in a cozy plush bed and a heated cat bed in the daytime. Conrad is sleeping in his new recliner and the hammock cat bed. Garfunkel is easy going and finds any bed or place works with his sleep schedule. Kohl likes the plush bed and the hammock the best.

My cats next door have 12 heated beds to choose from. Maggie sleeps on a windowsill cat bed and her sister always sleeps on a wool bed. Cali sleeps on a windowsill bed along with Faith. Peter, Nicole, Hilford, and Sherlock sleep in heated small dog house beds. Addi sleeps on a plush bed. Russ likes to sleep in a hammock cat bed. Mr. Gray likes hammock beds.

My cats next door love playing with catnip toy mice and toy mice that squeak. They love to play with soft fluffy balls and a mouse that hangs on the doorknob. They love to play with a singing toy cardinal cat toy. I just put a pet arch in the house for them to walk through that removes lose hair. I have noticed that their coats are looking more bright and shiny now.

They love Tidy cats litter and Worlds best cat litter. Purina One Cat Food seems to be their favorite dry cat food. They love canned cat food with chicken, turkey, tuna, venison, and duck. They do not like cat foods with by-products, filers or preservatives in it. They love to eat squeezable cat food right out of the package. I open up the package and squeeze the delicious treat in their mouth.

They love to be groomed with a comb for humans as well as one for cats. They do not mind having their hair brushed with a medium bristle brush. The gloves with little plastic bristles are also a favorite grooming tool of theirs. I use a dry shampoo for cats on my cats now and then.

My cats love to be held and fused over and gently patted on the head. They love attention and they get plenty of attention and love from me. What are your cats favorite things in his life ? I am sure they are similar to what my cats like to some degree. Love and cherish your cat or cats. Show your cats the same love that they show toward you day after day. Pets can make the bad days sunny and bright.

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Cats And Holidays

Make the holidays perfect for you and your feline friends. Many dangers are lurking around the corner where cats could get harmed. Cats are very curious by nature and they can get into trouble very quickly indeed. Bright and shiny objects are like a magnet pulling them in that direction.

Watch your Turkey as it is removed from the oven. An unattended turkey may be impossible for some cats to resist. Your cats may eat some of your turkey making it impossible to serve to your guest. Your cat might have the whole turkey resting on the floor. Keep your food covered and train your cat when he is very young so he knows that kind of behavior will not work in your household.

Christmas trees and cats can be a huge problem. Some cats like to climb them knocking the whole tree over. A cat might knock the bulbs to the floor and try to eat them. A few cats have been known to drink the water under the tree. Never put any chemicals in the water under the tree to help keep the needles on the tree longer. If your cats drinks the water with chemicals in it your cat could die on Christmas day. Be alert to what your cat is doing, Do not let him get near tinsel which can damage their throat and more. Poinsettias, holly, mistletoe,Easter lilies  and more plants can be poisonous if your cat ingests them. Call your Veterinarian ASAP if you think your cat may be poisoned.

Do not give your cat all kinds of human snacks during the holidays. A cats stomach is not designed to handle a hug variety of different foods. I give my cats one little piece of turkey each and they seem to get along fine. Your cat will throw up if you feed him to much. Never give a cat chocolate as chocolate will kill a cat.

Good gifts to give your cats during the holidays are: cat treats, cat toys, heated cat beds, catnip mice, circle game toys,  a new liter box and make sure they get their yearly checkups and shots at your Veterinarian. Hope you and your cats have many safe and Happy Holidays together.

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My Indoor Cats Get Bored During Bad Weather

My indoor cats tend to sleep more in bad weather and are not energetic at all. They tend to sleep in my bed or their little heated cat beds. Conrad sleeps in his recliner which I actually purchased for myself  but he has made himself at home in it. Kohl sleeps on my bed most of the day. Garfunkel sleeps on my bed or in a cat bed.

My cats try to watch the birds but it is rather difficult when snow is covering most of my picture window. They do take turns watching the birds which works out fairly well for them. It is difficult for me to fill the bird feeders with four foot drifts to walk through.

My indoor cats tend to eat more during the winter months because they are bored. Kohl makes quite a few trips to his food bowl. My cats do play with their cat toys but they get tired of playing with them with the wind howling and blowing. I buy a lot of new cat toys for my cats to play with as the weather gets colder. They love toys filled with catnip and circle toys with a ball in the center for them to bat around. They never get tired of the circle toys or catnip toys for cats.

My cats next door sleep in their heated cat beds and play with some of their catnip toys that they take to bed with them for the night. They like to share their cat buildings with as many cats as they will hold as their body heat keeps them all nice and warm with that method.

My cats next door really go through the cat food in the winter months. I supply them with canned cat food almost everyday along with their dry cat food, I also give them lots of cat treats that they enjoy. They greet me at the door every morning wondering what treats they will have for the day.

My cats get fresh water everyday, cat food, litter boxes cleaned out and a loving pat on their head. Treat your feline friends to many fine cat treats during the winter months.

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Some Of My Cats Favorite Items

My cats love to climb on cats trees and enjoy eating cat snacks, playing with catnip mice and sleeping in fancy cat beds. They love individual attention such as scratching them under the chin and patting  them on the head.

My cats next door love their heated cat beds and water dish in the winter months. They love all kinds of cat snacks and they love canned tuna, chicken,lamb, duck and turkey cat foods. All of my cats love food that has pumpkin in it and diced vegetables.

My cats love to go in their outdoor playpen when the weather is nice. They can watch the birds eating out of the bird feeders and enjoy the great outdoors without being harmed or getting lost. They can take a sunbath or a catnap in the afternoon.

My indoor cats like their self-cleaning litter box with blue crystal cat litter in it. The litter box cleans itself each and every time after a deposit is made. Tidy Cats is another brand of litter that my cats dig every time they use their litter box.

All of my cats love playing with toy mice, balls, birds, reptiles and other catnip filled toys. They love to play with small beanie babies also. They love to play with snack balls and other treat dispensers.

My cats next door love to climb on top of their Frisco cat tree and watch the birds out of the window and keep an eye on me also. Their cat litter choices are Tidy Cats, Wheat litter, Arm and Hammer litter and the Tidy Cats lightweight cat litter and Frisco cat litter.

For my cats Christmas list I generally buy new cat toys for them, canned cat food, seasonal cat treats and a new cat bed and replace old food bowls with nice new bowls. Buy your feline friends some of their favorite items for their birthday, Christmas or a special little surprise for them. May you and cat create new favorite items that you both can enjoy.

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My Cat Won’t Eat That

Cats like certain brands and flavors of foods just like we do. Your cat may be allergic to something in the cat food. Depending on where your cat food is manufactured it might have a contaminant in it that may make your cat very ill or even kill your cat if he kept eating it. Observe your cats behavior when you present him with a new brand or flavor of cat food. If he gets sick eating it throw it away and never try to make your cat eat it.

If your cat is purging up his cat food it is probably the new cat food that is at fault. Sometimes if your cat has bad teeth or gulps his food down he will purge his meal. I try to stick to well known brands of cat foods for all of my feline friends.

Some of my cats like certain kinds of cat snacks better than others. Some of my cats are poultry lovers and others are fish lovers. Certain shapes of cat food or snacks are easier for your cat to swallow than other shapes. I prefer the smaller cat snacks for my cats as they can swallow them up easily with no difficulty.

My cats love canned tuna in water as well as their canned cat food. I give my cats dry cat food that is made in the USA. I also give my cats dental treats to help them keep their pearly whites. My cats like to eat some dried catnip now and then. Make sure the catnip has not been sprayed with chemicals as this could be toxic to your cat.

 

If your cats keeps on purging and you have not given him anything different to eat take him to your VET ASAP as he could have a very serious illness that could KILL him.

Remember we cannot eat certain foods ourselves so why would our feline friends  be any different. Give your cat what he likes and wants to eat in moderation as you do not want an obese feline friend.

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