Cat Enrichment Bundle Giveaway

imagesR1MSBZC2Congratulations to our winner, Sheila K!  Thanks to all who entered!

According to the Drake Center for Veterinary Care, while cats confined to an indoor environment generally live longer and are at less risk for contracting infectious diseases or injuries due to trauma, they are at greater risk for a variety of behavioral problems. These problems include litter box issues, anxiety, eating disorders, aggression, self-injury and compulsive disorders like excessive grooming and scratching. Providing an enriched environment can increase activity, decrease mental stagnation and prevent many of these issues.

All cats need mental stimulation, but this is especially important for indoor cats. An enriched environment will give cats the opportunity to create their own positive experiences in an enclosed space. The goal is to “create an environment of plenty” for your cat. That includes plenty of things to do. A cat’s need to scratch is instinctive. It helps them to sharpen and remove the dead outer layer of their claws, stretch and flex their bodies and work off energy.

Baylie with Smoki's Catnip Squirrel

Baylie with Smoki’s Catnip Squirrel

Toys and regular playtime are part of providing your cat with a stimulating environment.  The shelf-life of cat toys in our home seems to be very short since Baylie Dog took up residence.  If you share your home with both a cat and a dog, you will understand. Dogs love to abscond with the cat’s toys. It becomes their quest in life.  They live to steal which means we replenish our cat items quite frequently.

We’ve assembled a few of our favorite Items that one lucky reader will win.  Easy entry for the Cat Bundle Giveaway in the below Rafflecopter.

Tickle Pickle by Tipsy Nip™ Organic Catnip Products – Tickle Gherkins  are stuffed with 100% Eye  Crossing, High Potency Organic Tipsy Nip™ (Catnip) NO POLLY FILLERS. JUST 100% NIP!  Smoki loves her Tickle Pickle and so will your cats!

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SPOT Brand Ethical Pet Products Colorful Springs.  Your cat will love batting around these tempting springs.

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SPOT Brand Ethical Pet Colorful Springs

Catit Style Jungle-Striped Lounge by Hagen:   Corrugated catnip infused scratching surface, helps protect furniture from claw damage.  Smoki’s first order of the day after waking is scratching on her lounger.

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Catit Style Jungle-Striped Lounge by Hagen

      

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • katsrus

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. My cats favorite toy is a feather one called daBird..

    Sue B

    • Good luck! DaBird! Sounds interesting 😉

    • katboxjanitor

      daBird is one of the most awesome kitty toys that does not need batteries!

      Marbles is old enough she prefers to use ‘nip toys

  • katboxjanitor

    Marbles would love a new, low impact kitty toy.
    She also agreed that you made a mighty adorable puppy with Smoki’s toy! Did she teach you proper kitty-quette?

  • Amy Orvin

    My cat’s favorite toy is this plush Simply Fido yellow bone. It’s actually a dog toy that I bought for my puppy but he loves it. He carries it in his mouth while meowing all through the house. It’s so cute to watch him with that bone.

  • Sheila K.

    My cat loves to bat balls of all shapes and sizes around the house and chase them!

  • dlhaley

    Our cat loves to look out our front windows. He wants to know what’s going on outside.

  • Danielle

    My cat loves those Kong Naturals crinkle fish. He plays with the 2 current ones he has daily and I have to keep retrieving them from under the sofa because they always end up under there.

  • Susan Pertierra

    My cats are brother kittens and love chasing each other and wrestling. They will be big cats as are 6 months old and already 9 lbs.

  • Mary W

    My cats love catnip, their scratching posts and torturing their 4 dog siblings.

  • Rachael Henzman

    They have a squeaky raccoon that they love to play with! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Milene Mittelhauser

    Paisley loves da bird!

  • Linda Szymoniak

    We just adopted a new kitten – he’s about 5 months old and his favorite “toy” of all is a drinking straw he found at his foster’s house. They sent it with him and even though we’ve given him other straws, and he’s played with them a bit, he prefers that one straw. He’s so cute playing with it. Of course, he loves just about any cat toy you give him, too!

  • Theresa Spaid

    Sneaky Pie has a little stuffed pillow he like to carry around.

  • Cynthia Amber Downer

    My son’s socks.

  • Danielle Murgia

    We have a toy called Da’bird. Believe it or not, both the dog and the cat love to play with it!

  • sandy weinstein

    i dont have cats, i am entering to donate to safe haven cat shelter….however, my dogs like to play with some of the toys for cats, like the feathers

  • SGilbert

    Any toy that has catnip and they can carry around the house!

  • LyricInTime2803

    I don’t actually have a cat, but would like to donate this. But my niece just got a cat and told me it’s favorite new activity is to attack her ponytail when she’s exercising!