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7 Ways to Spoil Your Cat on Their Birthday

By Stacy Painter
published: November 13, 2019 - updated: March 6, 2024 • 2 min. read
cat with party hat and presents

Key Takeaways

  • Celebrating your cat’s birthday can be special for both of you.
  • You can spend extra time with your cat or make a special meal or treats to celebrate.
  • A new toy, sleep/relax spot, or spa day can also be a fun surprise.
  • Consider updating your cat’s views or doing a fun photoshoot with your cat.
  • Your cat’s birthday is also a great reminder to enroll in pet insurance.

Your cat’s birthday is cause for celebration! Whether you plan to keep it small and simple or go all out, you’ll find there are many fun ways you can honor your birthday kitty on their special day. Here are a few ideas to inspire your inner party planner.

Birthday celebration ideas for your cat

  1. Spend quality time playing with your cat. There are several benefits to spending quality time with your cat which is why playtime should be at the top of your list on their special day.
  2. party cat with birthday hat
    Photo by Christina Hernández on Unsplash

    Make homemade treats or a special meal. Even if you’re not a top chef, there’s something special about a birthday meal that’s made with love. If you’re apprehensive, try one of these easy three-ingredient treats recipes. For the more adventurous baker, try this tuna and chicken cat birthday cake from Good Food Stories.

  3. Buy them a new toy (or remind them of their favorite toy). Make a trip to the pet store to pick out something special for your feline friend. If your cat’s toy stash is already overflowing, dig out an old favorite that they may have forgotten about.
  4. Have a spa day. Who doesn’t love to look their best on their birthday? Pamper your purring pal with some light grooming, such as brushing out their coat to remove loose hairs, trim their claws, or brush their teeth.
  5. Give them another sleeping or hiding spot. Most cats won’t say no to another place to retreat and relax. Whether it’s as simple as giving your cat the cardboard box from your last Amazon delivery to shopping for the latest and greatest kitty tower, your cat will be grateful for this new spot to claim as their own.
  6. Set up a photoshoot. Hire a professional or download some new filters for your favorite photo editing app and make your kitty a supermodel for a day. Consider adding some fun birthday props such as wrapped boxes, balloons, and party hats.
  7. Give them a new view. Cats enjoy surveying their surroundings, and access to a window will provide lots of mental stimulation to a bored kitty. Purchase and install a window perch for your cat, or put some cat-specific entertainment on your TV for your cat to watch.

Bonus: Throw your kitty the most fabulous birthday party with these cat birthday party tips.

Whichever way you choose to celebrate your cat’s birthday, we’re sure they will appreciate the extra love and attention.

Also, make sure your birthday kitty is covered in case of an illness or injury. Pet insurance can help you afford the veterinary care your cat needs in times of crisis; consider protecting your kitty with pet insurance to help cover the costs of the unexpected. Start by getting a quick quote.

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By Stacy Painter

Stacy has always been an animal lover and has worked in the pet industry and pet insurance specifically for over a decade. As a writer since early childhood, content writing for Healthy Paws pet insurance was a natural career path to combine her two passions. She currently lives in Florida with her boyfriend and Taiwanese rescue dog, Kaya.

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