8 Great Ways to Celebrate International Cat Day

Put a pawprint on your calendar for August 8th: it’s International Cat Day! While most of us don’t really need much of a reason to spoil our pets, this is a great time to show Fluffy some extra TLC. Read on as a London, ON vet suggests some great ways to get Fluffy’s little motor going on her special day.


If there’s one thing cats appreciate, it’s having lots of comfy napping spots. Buy or make a bed for your furry pal. You get extra purrs for putting it in a spot that gets sunlight!


Playing isn’t just fun for cats: it benefits them both physically and mentally. Pick up a fun new toy for your furball to push under the couch. Catnip bubbles, automated laser pointers, mechanical fish, and remote-controlled mice are all great options. Of course, Fluffy will also enjoy a simple catnip mouse or a feather toy.

Cuddle Time

Pay some extra attention to Fluffy on her special day. Let her snooze on your lap if you want, and give her a good brushing. Time spent with cats is never wasted!

Window Seat

Does your cat have a favorite window? Put a cat tower beside it for Fluffy, or widen the windowsill out into a kitty lounging spot. You can also get pet hammocks that actually attach to windows using suction cups.

Strike A Pose

Take some cute pictures of your feline friend just being her adorable self. There is no such thing as too many cat pictures!

Box Castle

We aren’t sure what’s behind Fluffy’s box obsession, but we do know that it’s adorable! Make your furry buddy her own box castle. This is a great project for kids!


Our feline pals can be pretty finicky, but most of them really enjoy canned tuna in water. You can also pamper your pet with store-bought treats. Or, just offer Fluffy some cooked, plain meat, chicken, or fish, without the bones or fat.

Kitty Garden

Get some pet-safe plants and set them out at kitty-level for Fluffy. Cats love nibbling on green leaves! Plus, plants will help keep your home looking and smelling nice. You can find a list of nontoxic plants at the ASPCA site.

Please contact us, your London, ON pet hospital, for all your kitty’s veterinary care needs. We’re always happy to help!

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