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How to Spoil Your Cat: 10 Nice Things to Do

Kathryn Copeland

By Kathryn Copeland

gray tabby cat cuddling up to her owner in bed

If you’re a cat parent, you know how amazing it is to give your cat something that you know they’ll enjoy. Spoiling our cats gives us as much pleasure as it does them!

However, finding ways to make your cat’s life better might be a bit tricky for some people, so here are ways that you can go above and beyond the usual daily things that you do for your cat.

The 10 Things to Do to Spoil Your Cat

1. Invest in New Scratching Posts

Tony and Cheetah playing on Hepper Hi Lo Cat Scratcher

All cat owners should have a scratching post—or you know what will happen to your furniture! But perhaps you need a new one to replace that old frayed scratching post?

Providing your cat with multiple surfaces to scratch will make them—and you—happy. So, try something like the Hepper Hi-Lo Scratcher, which can be put in various positions for all of your cat-scratching needs.


2. Give Them Treats

The best way to spoil your cat is to give them treats that they love! If your cat has weight issues, you don’t want to go overboard, but just a few should be fine. Keep in mind that if your cat has a health condition or dietary restrictions, speak to your vet for advice on what kind of treats are best for them.

You can try ones that help keep your cat’s teeth clean, and many cats seem to love lickable treats!


3. Know That a Water Fountain Is More Than a Treat

Hepper Cat Water Fountain

Cats are notorious for not being the best water drinkers, but that’s because most cats prefer to drink from running water. Getting your cat a water fountain isn’t so much spoiling them as it is giving them a healthier life. It’s a bonus if your cat loves to play with the running water!

The Hepper Water Fountain will hydrate your cat, and they should enjoy drinking from it.


4. Set Up a Cozy Cat Bed

It’s possible that you already have a cat bed for your cat, but perhaps it’s time for a new one. This Hepper Cat Nest is cushiony with high sides for your cat to lean against.


5. Take Your Cat for a Walk

Beautiful grey maine coon cat in leash and harness walking in the city park
Image Credit: Goldeneden, Shutterstock

If you have an indoor cat, think about getting them into the great outdoors—but safely.

You can try a cat harness and leash, but keep in mind that going for a walk with a cat is nothing like taking a dog for a walk; it’s rather slow and meandering.

There are also pet strollers and backpacks, but know that not every cat will think being outside is a good time. Take it slow, and allow them to get used to it over time.


6. Give Them a Nice Brushing Session

Giving a cat a nice brushing won’t work for every feline, since not all cats enjoy being brushed. If this is the case, a nice petting session should suffice.

Any spoiling of your cat must be something that they enjoy, so give them a scratch around the ears and on the cheeks. But otherwise, many cats will love the brushing.


7. Install a Big Cat Tree

tabby cat resting in wall mounted cat shelve
Image Credit: RJ22, Shutterstock

Maybe you already have a cat tree, but perhaps a bigger one is in the cards? Try Frisco’s Cat Tree, with its many scratching posts and platforms. You can also consider wall shelves.

You can use the cat tree and wall shelves in such a way that your cat can traverse the room from high up. We all know how much cats love looking down at us!


8. Buy Them New Toys

New toys are always welcome! In fact, when you have many toys, it’s a good idea to swap them out from time to time. This will help keep your cat interested.

Hepper’s Catnip Stick Toy enables cats to grab and hold it, and the catnip should keep their interest.

Toys that your cat can play with on their own are great, but also be sure to invest in toys that enable you to interact with your cat. For example, they will probably love a good kicker toy!


9. Know That Your Cat Deserves a Garden

cat inspecting cat grass in a container
Image Credit: Lightspruch, Shutterstock

If you’ve never given cat grass to your kitty, now is the time to try it! They’ll love snacking on this grass that is super easy to grow. If your cat loves to chew on your plants, cat grass is a fantastic and safe alternative! You can also give them regular catnip or try something different, like silvervine.


10. Bring in the Outdoors 

If your cat is an indoor cat or you want to transition your outdoor cat to indoors, a catio can be the perfect solution! You can purchase one, like the Aivituvin Catio, or if you’re particularly handy, you can make one yourself. Catios are ideal for enabling your cat to enjoy the outdoors.


Food for Thought

Bear in mind that spoiling your cat might also mean knowing when to leave them alone. If your cat hates being brushed, don’t force it on them; find another way to spoil them.

Know when to give your cat space and know when they want a cuddle. Some cats don’t even enjoy cuddling and really aren’t lap cats, so technically, leaving them alone is a weird version of spoiling your cat.

young cat owner playing with her pet at home
Image Credit: Africa Studio, Shutterstock

Conclusion

We hope that these tips have given you excellent ideas on how to spoil your cat. In a way, most cat parents spoil their cats every day, but it’s also easy to get stuck in a rut.

This is why it’s such a great idea to go above and beyond from time to time. Let’s face it, spoiling our kitties is just as much fun for us as it is for our cats!


Featured Image Credit: Chris Abney, Unsplash

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