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Cats and Christmas don’t mix.

If the Christmas tree is still standing when you arrive home from work, you’ve done well. And if you have zero bauble-related casualties come January, it’s a miracle. Let’s face it, the giant glistening tree in the corner, hung with sparkly objects and a slightly tatty Santa, is far too tempting to ignore for our feline friends.

So, to prevent your cat from completely un-decking the halls, get them presents that you can be sure will keep them entertained for hours, while you enjoy your turkey sandwiches in peace.

To help, we’ve put together a list of our best presents for cats, for a fun and chaos-free Christmas.

Best presents for cats

Peek and Play Cat Toy Box

A sure delight for cats, these interactive Toy Boxes for cats provide hours of entertainment. The hidden toys will entice cats to pounce, investigate and claw at anything they see through the holes dotted around the top and sides. The gaps are big enough for your cat to reach their paws inside, so they can bat the toys around for endless joy.

cat peek and play toy box with balls and mice in the holes

Cat Scratcher and Play Post

Not only great for playtime but our Cat Scratcher and Play Post will help your cat keep their claws in check while you protect your furniture!

The woven centre will encourage your cat to stretch, scratch and pluck to their heart’s content. And the dangling, furry mouse adds an extra element of excitement that will bring out your cat’s natural predatory instincts!

Play Tunnel and Bed

These plush Play Tunnels come are ideal for cats who love to hide and play. The tunnel is not just exciting to explore, but it also comes with a dangling toy to help keep cats entertained.

And there’s also a soft bed at the side of the tunnel which is perfect for relaxing on when playtime is over.

A true cat-haven, these tunnels are essential for keeping cats happily distracted – and away from the buffet table...

super soft grey tunnel bed for cats on a wooden floor

Soft Furry Radiator Bed

Cats love a warm and cosy spot to sleep. And once they’ve found one, it’s pretty difficult to convince them to move away from it. So, as part of your plan to keep your cat happy during the colder months – as well as far away from the tree as possible – get them one of these Soft Furry Radiator Beds.

They hook over radiators easily and provide cats with the purrfect place to snooze while keeping one eye on their territory.

Crocodile Igloo Bed

Our Crocodile Igloo Beds are ideal for cats who love a secret place to hide away. And not only are they a safe place to curl up and have a catnap, they’re also fun to play in! Designed for fun and interaction, any cat who dares to enter the crocodile’s jaws will get a fun, crinkly-sound surprise. Cats and kittens will love jumping in and out of the bed to pounce and investigate the rustling noises this bed makes.

Great fun and brilliant for Christmas playtime.

crocodile shaped pet bed in a living room with wooden flooring

Super Soft Donut Bed

One of our best sellers, these Super Soft Donut Beds are a real favourite for cats. The plush insides are irresistible to snuggle up into and the plump inner cushion provides a comfy base that’s ideal for curling up on.

Designed to provide cats with a safe place to sleep, these beds are a sure win – not just for Christmas, but for all year round!

Recipe for homemade cat treats

Making homemade cat treats is not only fun but it’s also a great way to give your furry feline something personal this Christmas.

These recipes from the Money Matters Team at Sainsbury’s Bank are ideal for hungry cats who love their food! Rustle a few treats up and pop them into one of our Treat Bags for your cat to enjoy on Christmas Day.

black and giner cat eating a homemade treat by a human

Cat treats

  1. Preheat your oven to 170˚C.
  2. Mix together the tuna, oat flour, egg and catnip (if using) until combined.The mixture should hold together, but if it seems too sticky or dry, add a splash of olive oil.
  3. Roll the dough into small balls, space them out on a lined biscuit tray, and flatten them with the back of a spoon. You should get between 30 and 40 treats from the mixture.
  4. Pop the tasty treats into the oven and bake for 10 – 12 minutes until they’re dry and golden on top.
  5. Cool completely and store the treats in an airtight container in the fridge. They’ll keep for 7 – 10 days, but your cats are sure to try and scoff them all well before then.

Cat cake

If you’re looking to go all out this Christmas, why not bake your cat a feline-friendly cake?

This recipe will make a small cake that’s around 10-15cm in diameter, so make sure you have a small silicone pan suitable for cooking the cake in. Depending on your cat’s appetite, you can give them a whole cake or just half.

For the cake:

2 eggs

60ml olive oil

60g boiled and finely-chopped chicken or turkey mince

½ a grated carrot

1 cup of wholemeal flour

1tsp of baking soda

Cat treats for decoration

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Beat the eggs and oil in a bowl.
  3. Add the chicken or turkey and carrot to the mixture and keep mixing until everything is fully combined.
  4. Sift the flour and baking soda together into a separate bowl. Then slowly add the sifted mixture to the batter a spoonful at a time and fold it in.
  5. Pour the batter into a silicone mould that has been greased with oil.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes. You’ll know the cake is ready when it’s holding together and is a slightly darker colour on top.
  7. Once out of the oven, let the cake cool completely.
  8. Top the cake with dry cat treats to decorate and let your cat get stuck in!

 

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