The holidays are officially here! Many of us have pretty packed agendas for the next few weeks, and will be busy preparing for parties, dinners, and other events. As it turns out, our feline friends also have a few things on their calendars. In this article, a North Phoenix, AZ vet lists a few things on Fluffy’s holiday schedule.


No matter how hectic the holiday season gets, your drowsy little pet will make every effort to keep up with her regularly-scheduled naps. A sleeping kitty is a purrfect touch that makes your home look and feel super cozy when it’s all decorated!


Cats like to keep a close eye on their humans. Your feline overlord will pay close attention as you decorate. She may also try to ‘assist’ as you wrap gifts, change the sheets, or unpack boxes of decorations.

Jump Into Boxes

Once everyone has finished opening their gifts, it may seem like things are starting to wind down. However, the fun will just be starting for Fluffy. Offer your kitty some empty boxes to look adorable in.

Bat At Ornaments

Cats are very frisky and playful by nature. This is never more apparent than when you put a kitty in a room with a Christmas tree! We recommend decorating the bottom of the tree sparsely, and only with ornaments that won’t break. You may want to get an artificial tree, which will be harder for your frisky furball to climb.

Play With Gifts

Cats are always adorable, but they’re never cuter than when they are pouncing on a new toy. Fill Fluffy’s stockings with kitty favorites, like catnip mice, wand toys, laser pointers, and crinkly toys. If you really want to get that little motor going, get your feline buddy a piece of furniture, like a cat tower or pet tent. Needless to say, your furry pal will also be quite thrilled if Santa Claws brings her a new bed.

Enjoy A Treat

Fluffy definitely deserves a special holiday treat! You can give your kitty some plain, cooked meat, fish, or chicken, without the skin, bones, or fat; canned tuna or chicken in water; shredded deli meat; or sodium-free broth. Store-bought kitty treats are fine as well.

Happy Holidays! Please contact us, your local North Phoenix, AZ vet clinic, for all of your feline friend’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!