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11 Purrrfect Gifts for Cats & Cat Lovers

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​We all know cats live the ultimate life of luxury. They get to sleep all day, they never have to work, and their food is delivered right on schedule. The devoted cat lovers among us are 100% behind maintaining that lifestyle, ensuring our favorite felines are happy, healthy and spoiled.

Want to surprise the cat or cat lover in your life with goodies to help maintain that first-class kitty lifestyle? Check out this list of top products for cat lovers, plus gifts for cats. Because as we all know—a happy cat means a happy household!

#1 Treat Your Cat to a Daily Multivitamin

Vitamins as a treat? You bet! Cats can be picky eaters, which means they may be missing out on essential nutrients, but they won’t be picky about this multivitamin disguised as a delicious snack.

Pet Naturals of Vermont Daily Multi for Cats provides comprehensive support with more than 20 nutrients, but the chewy texture and chicken-liver flavor make cats think they’re getting a treat. These vitamin treats are also sugar-free and contain no wheat, no corn, and no artificial ingredients of any kind.

So, let your cat in on a little wellness secret—multivitamins are great for filling in nutritional gaps. Cat parents can rest assured that their fur-babies are getting all the nutrition they need, and cats feel healthy and pampered.

#2 Relieve Pet Stress Naturally

We can all use a little help fighting the effects of stress sometimes, and cats are no different. Cats are creatures of habit, and they don't like change—whether you’ve rearranged your living room, moved across the country, added a new member to your family, or just had an unfamiliar guest over to visit, changes can really stress cats out.

To help cats adjust during times of change or stress, Rescue Remedy Natural Stress Relief for Pets is a must-have for any cat lover. Rescue Remedy oil is veterinarian recommended and provides natural stress relief for pets. It can be placed on a treat or on the cat's food to promote relaxation and calmness. It also works great for helping calm cats for a car ride or a trip to the vet. Cats and cat parents alike will thank you for this gift!

#3 Upgrade to Halo Cat Food

What’s in your cat’s food? Does it contain whole meat or rendered “meal” instead? Are the veggies non-GMO? Is it bulked up with grains, or formulated with ingredients that are hard for your cat to digest? You pay attention to what’s in the food you eat, so give your best feline friend the gift of high-quality nutrition from Halo®, Purely for Pets.

Halo’s popular canned cat food comes in a variety of flavors sure to please even the pickiest of eaters, including lamb, salmon, chicken, shredded turkey and more. Halo provides natural and balanced nutrition during all life stages of those frisky felines, and cat lovers adore the fact that the food is free from artificial ingredients and grains.

#4 Hairball Relief for Cats

Hairballs aren’t fun for you or your cat. Help prevent those little presents left around the house by giving cat lovers a hairball relief product that works. Actipet Hairball Formula is a petroleum-free, advanced hairball fighting formula with active botanical ingredients including papaya fruit, psyllium seed, slippery elm bark, and aloe vera gel concentrate, plus brewer’s yeast, catnip, and natural chicken and tuna flavors.

The tablets are chewable, but you can also crush the tablets and sprinkle over food. Cats will think their food just got a flavor upgrade, and cat lovers won't have as many hairballs to clean up. Win-win!

#5 UT Support for Cats

Urinary tract issues are uncomfortable, and no one wants that for their cat. Plus, trips to the vet can be expensive, not to mention stressful for your feline. Help reinforce good urinary tract health with Pet Naturals UT Support, featuring glucosamine, cranberry powder, bromelain, d-mannose and more.

These great-tasting chews taste like chicken liver, so your cat will just think of it as another delicious treat. And these urinary tract pet treats contain no wheat or corn, no artificial ingredients, and they’re suitable for cats of all sizes.

#6 Freshen Up with a Feline Superfood

Have you ever tried to brush your cat's teeth? Did you come away scratch free? Ease the struggle for both kitty and their parents with Pet Naturals Clean Scat.

These chicken-flavored chews with superfood spirulina, chlorophyll, champignon mushroom extract, and yucca extract were designed to freshen breath and reduce litter box fecal odors with no artificial ingredients. No more dealing with stinky kitty breath! Plus, spirulina is packed with nutrients and is a great source of antioxidants for your pet.1

#7 Litter Box Odor Eliminator

Maintaining fresh and clean-smelling litter boxes can be a challenge for cat lovers no matter how frequently the boxes are cleaned, especially in multiple-cat homes. The freshening supplement mentioned above can help too, but you can approach the litter box dilemma from another angle with Citrus Magic Natural Litter Box Odor Eliminator.

This order eliminator targets the compounds in cat waste that make it smelly, helping reduce odors. Cat parents (and their cats!) will be excited to have a fresher smelling home.

#8 Protein Cat Treats

We’ve mentioned several supplements above that taste like treats, but this is the real deal! Halo’s Liv-a-Littles Protein Treats are yummy cat treats that are healthy and natural while getting a little extra protein in your cat’s daily diet.

These treats are made with freeze-dried chicken right in Halo’s kitchen to ensure your pet gets the healthiest goodies. And in case you have other four-legged friends, they’re good for small dogs too!

#9 Daily Probiotic for Cats

You may have heard about probiotics for humans, but what about for pets? Probiotics for cats have become a popular pet wellness trend, as pet owners realize that sometimes our pets need a little extra help staying healthy too.

Reinforcing a balanced, healthy digestive tract is important for the entire household, including fur-babies. Probiotics help maintain gut health for cats, improving digestion and soothing digestive disturbances, and boosting immune health.2 Pet Naturals Daily Probiotic for Cats makes a great addition to a gift basket for cat lovers, and cats will appreciate it as a duck-flavored treat.

#10 Digestive Enzymes for Cats & Dogs

Nourish and pamper your favorite pet with Dr. Mercola Digestive Enzymes for Cats & Dogs featuring beneficial enzymes to promote the absorption of essential nutrients and improve the digestibility of food.

This pet-friendly digestive enzyme includes bromelain, betaine HCI, pancreatin and more in an enzyme blend designed to help promote healthy digestive function in both cats and dogs, plus it supports circulatory and immune health!

#11 Flax Oil for Animals

Barlean’s Flax Oil for Animals is one of our most popular pet products. It’s made from 100% pure, unrefined flaxseed oil with an antioxidant blend of rosemary and ascorbic acid (vitamin C).

Flax oil is a rich source of omega fatty acids, plus beta-carotene and vitamin B-6. Pet owners swear by flax oil for helping maintain a shiny, healthy coat, but the benefits aren’t just skin deep. Omega fatty acids support brain and heart health, healthy joints, immune health and more!3

Bonus Item for Cat Lovers

Have you heard of cat’s claw? We don’t mean the claws of an actual cat. There’s an herb called cat’s claw, and it was once ranked as the 7th most popular herb in the U.S!4 This one is for humans only, but what cat lover wouldn’t love this spooky-sounding wellness gift?

Cat’s claw is used to support joint integrity, movement and flexibility. It also features alkaloid compounds to support a healthy immune system and is a powerful herbal antioxidant.5 So, give your cat-loving friend or family member a fun and beneficial gift of Swanson Premium Cat’s Claw.

The Best Gifts for Cats & Cat Lovers

We believe the best gifts are those that encourage optimal wellbeing, and that goes for both two and four-legged friends. So, the next time you’re trying to decide on the best gift for a cat lover or looking for great gifts for your cat, put together a kitty care package with any of the options above.

If you enjoyed this post, check out Pet Health Tips: 7 Tips to Help Keep Your Pet Healthy, and look after your health too with Take Care of U: 6 Ways to Take Care of Yourself.

Lindsey Bristol, Swanson Health Products
 

 

About Lindsey Bristol, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian, Swanson Health

Lindsey is a nationally recognized registered dietitian and nutritionist with a soft spot for ice cream. She empowers people to take charge of their health by finding the balance between the pleasure and nourishment in food.

Her philosophy is that you should take care of your body because it’s the only permanent home you have. It’s what inspired her to pursue a career in nutrition and, ultimately, led her to Swanson Health.

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1 10 Health Benefits of Spirulina. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-spirulina#section2 (Accessed 10/29/2018)

2 Probiotics for Cats: What are They and How Do They Help? PetMD. https://www.petmd.com/cat/general-health/probiotics-cats-what-are-they-and-how-do-they-help (Accessed 10/29/2018)

3 7 Key Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Cats. Green Little Cat. http://www.greenlittlecat.com/7-key-benefits-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-for-cats/ (Accessed 10/29/2018)

4 Cat’s Claw. WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-395/cats-claw (Accessed 10/29/2018)

5 Uncaria tomentosa (Cat’s Claw). Examine.com. https://examine.com/supplements/uncaria-tomentosa/ (Accessed 10/29/2018)

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Post updated 10/29/2018. Originally posted 12/18/2014.

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