You may not consider back to school being an issue for pets, but it can be! You have probably been around home more during the summer, the kids would definitely spent more time around the house, and your pet will have just gotten used to the increased excitement, noise and hubub. Now it all goes back to “routine” once kids are back in school and your vacation time is done.
So what’s a cat to do? Sleep more? Look out the window and wait for you to come home? Play with toys that are probably out of catnip and just plain worn?
Now is the time to buy some new special toys and playthings for your cat. Either look through the selections at your local Petsmart store, or go online to see different products and costs. Here is my “top 5” list of new(er) items for cats at our local Las Vegas Petsmart stores:
1. Petstages Cheese Chase
Maybe not as new as the others, but great fun for your furry friend! Good reviews and recommendations. The Cheese Chase provides gentle stimulation for older cats, vigorous exercise for adult cats, and interesting new experiences for your kitten.
To assemble: Remove mouse toy on stem from packaging and screw into center of cheese topper. Veterinarian approved and designed for cats of all ages.
As with any product, supervise your pet’s use of the this toy. Inspect product regularly for rips or tears and remove toy if damaged or if parts become separated, as injury made result.
Made in China.
2. Petlinks Cheep Thrills Crackle Sack with Touch-Activated Bird Sounds
I love the name! Cheap Thrills is a unique toy that combines the fun of a toy with the cozy privacy of a bed for your cat. While drawn to the soft, inviting interior that conceals crackling material underfoot, your cat will be happily purr-plexed!
- Remove product from packaging by snipping plastic fasteners
- To activate the bird sound module, remove the plastic pull tab located on the inside of the sack
- Lay the sack flat, fold it over to create a cozy bed, or simply let your cat explore the inside of the sack
3. Play-N-Squeak® Twice the Mice Cat Toy
Choose a toy that will keep your pet entertained and stimulated. The Play-N-Squeak Twice the Mice Cat Toy features 2 toys with fur-like material for a lifelike look and feel. The toys squeak when they are tapped or when your cat pounces on them, and the toys satisfy your cat’s natural preying instincts safely and without making a mess.
- For cats
- Made from polyester
- Fur-like material offers a lifelike appearance and feel
- Squeaks when tapped to keep your cat entertained
- Satisfies your cat’s preying instinct safely and without making a mess
- Made in China
- Warranty: 30 days
Remove toy from pet if any part becomes loose or detached. Not intended for dogs. Keep out of reach of children. Supervision suggested.
4. Grreat Choice® Glitter Ball Cat Toy
Add a little sparkle to your cat’s playtime with the Grreat Choice Glitter Ball Cat Toy. The colorful design of this toy is sure to dazzle your cat, stimulating him for hours of play and exercise. The inner bell produces a lighthearted chime that your cat will love to chase. Great fun for your kitty!
- Colorful glitter design adds excitement to your cat’s playtime
- Inner bell promotes hours of play and exercise
- Made in China
5. Grreat Choice® Sheep Skin Catnip Mouse
Your cat will love the colorful, mouse-shaped design of this toy. With catnip inside, the toy entices cats for a long and happy playtime. The adorable design of the Grreat Choice Sheep Skin Catnip Mouse Cat Toy adds charm and color to your pet’s playtime. Made of soft materials, the mouse-shaped toy stimulates cats for hours of exercise.
- Ideal for cats
- Made of soft materials for hours of play and exercise
- Contains catnip to entice cats
- Features colorful, checkered ears and a tail on the fun mouse design
- Surface washable with mild soap
- Made in China