How to Spoil Your Cat After Being Away

Last Updated on September 12, 2020 by Ellen Christian

Are you one of those people who loves to spoil your cat? Our cats are part of the family. To us, they are little furry children and we do love to spoil them at times. I recently had two back to back blog trips. That is far more travel than I normally do and it definitely made life a little bit stressful for my family including the cats. When I got back home, I knew that I needed to spoil them a little bit and let them know how much I loved them. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

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How to Spoil Your Cat After Being Away

How to Spoil Your Cat After Being Away

Spoiling your cat is a good thing sometimes. Cats can be finicky and we all know that an annoyed cat isn’t a good thing. Ours have been known to knit on the couch and sharpen their claws on the edge of the doorway. Keeping them spoiled and engaged helps to ensure that they’re happy and well-adjusted. Here are just a few simple ways that you can spoil your cat after being away.

Upgrade their dining experience

Cats love tasty food just as much as we do and sometimes we buy them things they haven’t tried before for variety. The last time I was at Walmart, I noticed a new brand of Meow Mix called Meow Mix Bistro. The new line of bistro-inspired dry cat food is carefully prepared with real chicken or salmon in every bite for a fresh-tasting meal that will have your cat purring with delight.


Give them a workout

If your cat has a bit too much energy when you get home, you can give them some exercise. We have a laser cat toy that shines a little red laser light for the cats to chase. Heather doesn’t show all that much interest in it, but Scout seems to be completely fascinated by it and cannot understand why he can’t catch it.

Snuggles and love

While neither of our cats are lap cats, they will sit on the couch and let us pet them and give them love. Heather can get a little bit excited and occasionally bits so when we pet her, we wear one of those grooming gloves. Scout, on the other hand, loves to be petted and will roll over on his back and let me scratch his stomach. He actually looks rather ridiculous, but I won’t tell him that.

How to Spoil Your Cat After Being Away

Find them a box or tree

Every time the UPS or FedEx man makes a delivery, the cats get the box. Big or small, they will try to sit in it or on top of it. they’re even happier when I put one of their little catnip mouse toys in the box. It can occupy them for a good 30 minutes or so. If you don’t have a box, try a cat tree for them to climb on.

How to Spoil Your Cat After Being Away

Play with them

Cats love our attention most of all so playing with them is always a good way to spoil them. Our cats have a few favorite toys they play with regularly, but we like to treat them to a new one every now and them. If you purchase a stuffed toy catnip holder, you can simply add fresh catnip to renew your cat’s interest in playing. Ours look so silly rolling around on the ground with their toys.


How to Spoil Your Cat After Being Away

Meow Mix Bistro is made with real chicken or salmon, using Bistro recipes. It’s 100% complete and balanced nutrition with all essential vitamins & minerals. Plus, it’s carefully crafted in the USA. I cannot tell you how important it is to me that the food we feed our cats is made in the USA. The Bistro variety offers a better taste with higher quality ingredients so I can feel good about pampering our cats with it.

Make sure that you look for Meow Mix Bistro Varieties of dry cat food the next time you’re at Walmart. The product can be found at your local Walmart and will also be available on soon. For now, you can find out more about Meow Mix Bistro Recipes here

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.