5 Ways to Tell Your Cat Happy Birthday!

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Courage just turned six years old on March 7, so of course we celebrated by treating her with a can of wet food and some snuggles. I was actually sick, home from work for the day so we definitely got some good birthday snuggles in. I always try to buy her little hats and clothes, but she hates me for it. So, instead I just give her all the snuggles and treat her with good food.

Since she's growing up on me, I checked out Purina®'s new line of Pro Plan® SAVOR® products with probiotics. I've been hearing a ton lately about the benefits of probiotics in everyday favorites I love to eat, so why not check them out when it comes to pet health, as well. If you're unfamiliar, probiotics are live microorganisms that, through adequate consumption, have big health benefits. Probiotics are not to be confused with prebiotics, which are dietary fibers that serve as a food source for probiotics. However, select SAVOR® dry formulas contain both to support digestive health for your pets. Purina® Pro Plan® formulas come in a variety of flavors and textures, and have advanced nutrition that's important for your cat to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Even better, real protein is the #1 ingredient in all Purina® dry formulas.

I really trust Purina®, which we've fed Courage for quite some time - from dry foods and wet foods to treats -  and we're quite loyal to the Purina® Tidy Cats litter brand, as well, so we were happy to give give the Pro Plan® SAVOR® with probiotics line a try. We've been really mindful about switching over slowly, so a quick switch doesn't leave her with an upset tummy, throwing up hairballs. Purina® has a really handy guide on their website about switching out foods, and how to do it in a healthy way. I urge you to give it a try, too, even if not your usual brand, because not only has Purina® been fueling pets since 1986, but they also boast a money-back guarantee (see proplan.com/guarantee for full details). In the mean time, you can get $10 back when you buy Purina® Pro Plan® SAVOR® dry formulas from select stores, valid through 3/31/19.

Depending on your pet's temperament, you may want to also consider taking them with on a trip to Pet Supplies Plus to grab some Purina®, and let them pick out some of their own goodies. I've certainly tried that before when I took Courage to meet Santa Paws, but she does not do well out in public so she doesn't really accompany me to the store, but I love that it's a possibility to do so.

We love Pet Supplies Plus, and we've been shopping there since it opened in our town around a decade ago - even before we had Courage. It's where I bought my best fish friend, Bartholomew (RIP), and my family continuously stocked up on cichlids for their 75 gallon aquarium. When my parents were living in a house that didn't have a bathtub (just a stand up shower), they would take our puppers Moe to the store for bathing and grooming. And as mentioned above, they have a visit from Santa Paws each year during the holidays. I also like checking out the pets they have available when I stop in to get kitty food and litter. This time around, there were a couple of chinchillas (so cute and so floofy!).

Honestly, though, some of Courage's favorite gifts are some catnip wine bottles I got her from the pet store a while back, an igloo home, a fuzzy blanket to make biscuits on, and a cat play-mat (with hanging doodads to play with). But cats can be weird and sometimes she really just likes playing with trash like bottle caps.

But you know your cat best, so maybe just give them lots of love.

How do you treat your furry friends on their birthdays?

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  1. Happy birthday to your kitty! We always give ours extra love & treats & some catnip on their adoptaversaries. <3

    1. YES! I don't give Courage tons of catnip, so it's definitely a treat!

  2. Aww, love the photos! Happy Belated Birthday to Courage! I don’t have a kitty but LOVE to treat the doggie daily!

    1. Our furry friends deserve ALL THE LOVE. They're so sweet.