Do you enjoy gardening? If so, you’re probably more than happy to see the warmer weather returning. Being outside, surrounded by sunshine, fresh air, and plants is good for the body, mind, and spirit. Our feline pals definitely agree with that sentiment! If you have a spot for it, why not make Fluffy her own little garden? A Roanoke, VA vet offers some advice on this below.
We recommend keeping cats inside. However, if you have a fenced yard that is safe and secure for your kitty, you can make her garden area outdoors. Otherwise, you can use a screened porch or patio, a spare room, or a sunny corner. Just work with what you have!
Kitties love peeking out at their humans from behind green leaves! Some good plant options would be Spider plants, Boston ferns, Ponytail palms, and Areca palms. African violets are also safe, as are many orchids. You’ll also want to add some fresh herbs … including catnip. Check the ASPCA site here for more recommendations. Set larger plants on the floor, and secure them so that your cat can’t pull them over onto herself.
This is a perfect spot for some cat furniture! Put out a few beds for your feline buddy. A hammock bed would be a great option. Of course, you can also just get some comfy patio furniture, and share it with your drowsy little pet.
Birdwatching is one of Fluffy’s favorite pastimes. That isn’t likely to change anytime soon! If possible, give your kitty a good vantage spot, and put a bird feeder in her line of sight. You’ll also want to add lots of toys. This can be a cute spot for a remote-controlled mouse or an automated laser pointer.
Many people are really getting onboard with upcycling and DIY projects. There are a lot of things you can do for Fluffy here! Turn an old stepladder into a cat tower, or make a window seat out of an old dresser drawer. Another cute option would be to plant some cat grass in an old storage tote or litterbox. Let it grow in the sun, and your furball will have her own little lawn to sprawl out on.
Do you have questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your local Roanoke, VA animal clinic, today!