!Let's Talk! Button

Homemade Gifts for Kitties

December 1, 2017

Are you finished with your holiday preparations? Cooking, shopping, and decorating are definitely keeping a lot of people busy at this time of year. Don’t forget to get something for your kitty! You don’t have to break the bank getting gifts for your feline buddy, however. Actually, there are quite a few things you can make for Fluffy! Here, a Thorold, ON vet lists some DIY holiday gifts for cats.


There are lots of great ways you can make DIY cat beds for Fluffy. One option is to upcycle a hard shell suitcase or hatbox. Another cute idea is to take an old end table with doors, and remove the doors. Use paint or varnish to dress it up a bit, and then add some comfy pillows or blankets. You can also just put some soft bedding in a wicker basket.

Cat Tower

A new cat tower will definitely get Fluffy’s motor going! You can use an old stepladder, metal storage shelf, or bookcase. Add some smooth planks to widen out the steps, and then wrap it in carpet or sisal rope.

Box Castle

As you may have noticed, cats have a strange but adorable fascination with boxes. Make your furry buddy her own box castle. This is a great project for kids!

Cat Grass Mat

Plant dirt and cat grass seeds in a shallow tote or an old, clean litterbox. It will grow into a living carpet for your feline pal to nap on. This one is bound to put that smug, happy expression on Fluffy’s furry face!

Window Seat

Birdwatching is one of kitties’ favorite activities. Make your furball a comfy window seat, where she can sit and watch local wildlife. Just add a plank to your windowsill to widen it out. To make it even more comfy, use Velcro to attach a pet bed.


Toys make great stocking stuffers for kitties! One easy way to make your pet a cat toy is to stuff a baby sock with dried catnip. Or, cut two pieces of material into identical shapes. Sew them together, leaving just enough of a hole to stuff catnip in. Add the catnip, and then close it up and give it to your furry buddy. Instant purr!

Happy Holidays! Please contact us, your local Thorold, ON pet hospital, for all your kitty’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

  • All
  • Uncategorized
Gray cat finger fed with sliced cucumber

Unusual Cat Eating Habits

Cats are mysterious creatures. We all know that, but did you know that their eating…
Read More
Cat with blue eyes

Eye Problems In Cats

Our feline buddies have strikingly beautiful eyes. Cats’ eyes can be many different colors, from…
Read More
Two adult huskies with doc cake

5 Things To Do For Holistic Pet Day

Holistic Pet Day is August 30th! There is a growing awareness of the benefits of…
Read More
Brown hairy dog breed and gray cat snuggling together on the floor

Caring For A Super Senior Pet

Is your pet entering—or already into—their golden years? Pets age the way many people do…
Read More
Names tags collar

Pet Names

Did you know that Max was the top male dog name of 2021? We love…
Read More
Black dog in a cage with pink ribbon on the neck

Is Fostering Pets Right For You?

May is National Foster Care Month! Many of our furry patients are former fosters, or…
Read More
Gray cat in a grassy yard with small yellow flowers

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Stressed-Out

Cats do a really good job at hiding that they’re sick or injured. The same…
Read More
Parrot with a blue back and yellow under body feathers

How to Tell If Your Bird Is Sick

Birds have a knack for hiding signs of weakness or illness, a handy skill they…
Read More

What Skills Do Veterinarians Need?

 A wise man said: “Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success“ To be…
Read More
1 2 3 21