New Cat? Here Are 8 Ways to Absolutely Spoil Them June 13 2019, 1 Comment

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! If you've just taken a new cat into your home, first of all, congratulations on your new family member! You might be wondering, what now? If you have some new pet anxiety (it's a thing!), you can read our guide on how to make both you and your new pet feel right at home!
One great way to make your new fluffy BFF at home is to, well, spoil them rotten. Okay, okay, that might seem like a given. What cat doesn't deserve to be treated royalty? But spoiling your cat (moderation is key, folks) you can actually help develop and strengthen your bond with your new cat.

Read on for 8 ways to spoil your new kitty that will have them feline fine! 


1. Treats.

Okay, so this one is kind of a given. It might take some trial and error to find what kind of treats your cat likes, whether crunchy or a yummy pâté. Offer your cats a unique puree cat treat that comes in a squeezable tube for a no fuss, no muss treat. Being a hand-fed treat, it can help encourage your cat to recognize not to be afraid of hands near their face. 

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2. Indoor Cat Garden

If you notice your new feline friend has a penchant for munching your houseplants, plant them their own cat-safe kitty garden! If your cat doesn’t enjoy fresh catnip, you can plan t cat greens instead, which provide kitties with healthy greens for roughage and vitamins. Most cat greens are quick-growing grasses like wheat, barely, oat, and rye. Instagram user jonesisacat used our Tom Cat Mug as a planter for their kitty greens! 


3. Catnip

We've all seen videos of cats totally blissed out on catnip. But did you know that catnip is actually a good source of stress relief in cats? It creates a harmless euphoric state in cats, getting them excited to run and play and be active. Wondering why cats go crazy about catnip! You can read more about it in this article

4. Silver Vine

Silver Vine is much the same as catnip, but only about 70% of cats respond to catnip. If you notice your new cat doesn't really care for catnip, Silver Vine is the purrfect alternative! Silver Vine contains two cat attractants, as opposed to catnip's one attractant. Like catnip, it stimulates stress relief by eliciting a harmless euphoria in kitties. 


5. Scratchers!

Giving your cat a fun place to scratch is essential - not just for your kitty, but for your furniture, too! Cats scratch not only to relieve stress and pent-up energy, but they also do it to "mark" their territory. A new cat will be looking for visible areas in the house to scratch to make their mark. Provide them with a scratcher in these prime locations for a fun, relaxing place to scratch - without sacrificing your furniture


6. Interactive Videos

If you're away at work, you can set up your TV or Ipad to play videos designed to entertain cats! These videos often feature clips of birds or squirrels darting across the screen and keeping your cat enraptured for hours. There are also interactive apps for cats to keep them busy throughout the day! 


7. Plenty of Toys

Provide your favorite feline with toys that they can bat around and play with at their own leisure. Catnip-filled toys are a great choice as the catnip also stimulates and encourages your cat to play - instead of nap all day. 

Try a few toys to see what type they like best. Do they prefer a wand or teaser toy? Or are they more of a laser pointer fanatic?

Ideally, you'll want to find a toy that is fun for both you and your cat. The Mouse Hunt Toy is an interactive toy you can control from your phone while your cat does all the work. It's a fun, enriching way to play with your cat after a long day at work.

8. New Bed


Nothing says "welcome home" like a new bed! Observe the areas your new cat tends to curl up in for a catnap before buying a bed. Do they seek out more sheltered areas? Try a hooded or den-like bed. Or they might prefer a bed with raised edges, like the cute fruit tart cat bed shown in the photo above! If your cat turns out not to be a fan of cat beds, there are a few tips and tricks to get your cat to actually USE their bed


How do you spoil your cats at home? Let us know in the comments!