New Year's Resolutions to Make For Your Cat

As the new year approaches, many of us humans like to make resolutions to better ourselves in some way. But what about our feline companions? They can always use a little improvement too, right?

So, without further ado, here are some new year's resolutions you can make for your cat:

Lose the extra fluff:
You’ve probably got some fitness goals for yourself in the New Year - but it’s important to remember that cats need their exercise as well! Exercise not only helps trim those extra holiday pounds (which helps prevent obesity-linked health issues), but it’s also a great way to bond even further with your furry family member. It’s probably pretty easy to get your cat back into the exercise groove - it’s all about finding what toy and type of play appeals to your cat the most!

Find a toy that appeals to their natural hunting instincts - even the chunkiest of house kitties have them! If your cat likes to chase and run down their "prey," try the Mouse Hunt Cat Toy - an RC mouse toy you can control directly from your phone!

Click here to see the Mouse Hunt Cat Toy - an app-controlled Bluetooth mouse toy.

If your cat likes to chase birds, try a feather wand that simulates the flight of birds and the rustle of feathers, too. Cats that prefer more landlocked prey might prefer a lightweight ball they can easily bat around the floor, or a "crinkly" toy that imitates the sound of prey scuttling through the undergrowth!  

Be more social: Does your cat tend to hide under the bed or in the closet whenever visitors come over? Maybe it's time to work on their social skills. Make a resolution to gradually introduce your cat to new people and animals, and give them plenty of positive reinforcement when they do well.

One way to achieve this is to slowly (and safely) teach your cat to walk on a harness - getting outside and walking is a great way to meet new people! 
Who knows, your once-shy cat may turn into the life of the party :) 

Get a job:
No, we're not talking about a 9-5 office job. But there are plenty of ways your cat can contribute to the household. Maybe they can be the official bug catcher or the designated lap warmer. Whatever their talent may be, give them a sense of purpose and make a resolution to put their skills to good use.

Learn a new trick:
Cats are intelligent creatures and can learn all sorts of tricks with a little patience and training. Make a resolution to teach your cat something new this year, whether it's shaking paws or playing fetch.
Not only will it be a fun bonding activity, but it will also give your cat something to do to keep them entertained!

Be a little more tidy:
Let's face it, cats can be a little messy at times. Between the shedding and the scratching (and a cat's inability to keep litter INSIDE the litter box), it's no wonder our homes can get a little cluttered

Make a resolution to keep your cat's supplies organized - and to give them regular grooming sessions to keep the shedding under control.

If your cat doesn't like brushes, try incorporating grooming into quality petting time with a grooming glove, which fits over your hand and has soft bristles that will catch all the cat hair. When you pet your cat with the glove, it feels like petting (and maybe even a little kitty massage) but grooms your cat at the same time.

Plus, it’s a great way to bond with your favorite feline! And, regular brushing can help reduce the amount of fur your cat licks off during grooming - and thus reduce hairballs, too. And if all else fails, just remember that a little cat hair never hurt anyone (except for maybe your allergies).

So there you have it, a list of new year's resolutions you can make for your feline friend. Who knows, maybe your cat will even stick to them. But let's be real, it's a cat we're talking about here. We'll just have to wait and see. Happy new year to all the cats (and their humans) out there!

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