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Finding the right moniker for your furry friend.

Finding the perfect furry friend is usually the easy part — you fall in love immediately as she crawls into your arms. But once you bring your furball home, there’s that age-old question: What should you name her? If you’re scratching your head for a great name, here’s a helpful guide to picking the perfect one.

Get it?! Pop culture names that endure.

Cats are on a pop-culture high right now (hello, furry masters of the internet). So why not give your kitty a part to play in the zeitgeist? Think of your favorite musicians, songs, movies, and books, and see if you think of any great characters or people who might embody your cat’s special character.

Cute, mysterious and memorable:

So sporty! These names score big.

If you’re often glued to the TV and most of your texts consist of play-by-plays or the latest highlight reel from ESPN, this category of cat names is for you. Think of your all-time favorites, the MVPs, the hall-of-famers — all those gridiron and ballpark greats who deserve a furry tribute.

These names will be a home run:

Such a foodie. Put it in ma belly!

Are you obsessed with cooking shows? Do you only use single-origin, organic catnip? Do you spend more money on dinner than you do on clothes? If so, you might want to consider choosing a cute, food-related name for your cat. Think of some of your favorite chefs, dishes, spices or flavors to inspire you to choose the perfect name.

Tasty names for Kitty:

You’re a nature lover — and you love Kitty’s nature.

If you love the great outdoors, from finding the best hiking spots to knowing the scientific names for flowers and plants, then consider naming your cat after the natural beauty around you. Think of your favorite gifts from nature — and pass those on to your kitty.

Names that appeal to your cat’s wild nature:

You’ve named your cat, now it’s time to spoil him!

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Every kitty deserves a tasty little treat, especially when you’re trying out clicker training. But buying all those treats can add up. We’ve got ways for you to make your own cat treats, right in your own kitchen — without burning out your wallet.

But first things first: Make sure you consult our article about human foods that are safe for cats.

  1. Make treats that'll last weeks. If you’ve got salmon, eggs and flour, then you’ve got all of the ingredients you need to make delicious treats for your furball. These 3 ingredient salmon cat treats are super easy to whip up and dish out to your cat. Plus, you can safely store your leftovers in an airtight container and keep doling out the treats for weeks.
  2. Have leftover human food? Instead of tossing your leftovers, you may be able to feed them to your feline friend. Cats love to eat grains — such as brown rice, barley and wheat berries — as long as the grains are mashed up first. Cats also enjoy cheese and, of course, any variety of fish. So, before you toss your takeout, save the best bits for your fuzzball as a special treat.
  3. Let the goodies keep rolling. Don’t toss your toilet paper rolls. Instead, tuck treats into these cardboard cylinders. Just make sure you fold down one end (not both, otherwise your furball won’t be able to claw her way to the treats!) of the cardboard so she can play with one end and take the treat out of the other end. This engages Kitty’s hunting instincts and rewards her at the same time.

Treat her right.

Join Paw Points® and treat your cat, and yourself, to free litter, coupons, toys and more. Rewards like Kitty’s Garden, a pot of fresh cat grass, let your cat enjoy nourishing nibbles. Dig into all the rewards.

Cats can be picky about toys — sometimes you buy one and they never play with it, or they play with it for a day or two before moving on to the newest, shiniest object. Instead of blowing your budget to keep your cat entertained, give your favorite feline toys they’ll treasure while saving some dough. How? Create your very own do-it-yourself (DIY) cat toys! Don’t worry — these ideas are for novices and experts alike.

Crafty little Kitty.

Let’s get into some crafty, budget-friendly toys your cat will love:

  1. Reuse your wine cork. We all know that our furry friends are easily distracted. So, if you’re a wine lover, recycle your old cork and glue some feathers, ribbons and strings around the cork to create a fun distraction for your cat. Don’t forget to add bells too!
  2. Old shirt, new toy. Instead of tossing your stained t-shirt, cut off some of the fabric and tie it into knots. This will create a bunch of fun playthings for your cat to chase or claw at. You’ll be able to create so many with just one t-shirt, that you can gift them to your favorite cats around the neighborhood.
  3. Keep the good times rolling. When you’re finished with your next toilet paper roll, instead of tossing the cardboard, simply let your cat roll it around and repurpose it into their next favorite cat toy. Your kitty will love to kick around the cardboard cylinder and stick their paws into the center hole.
  4. Sock it to me. Got some singleton socks lying around (and who doesn’t)? Create an irresistible toy by stuffing an ankle sock with fun crinkly packing paper — or catnip, and tie off the end. Voila! An instant use for that one lonely sock.
  5. Kitty doesn't smoke, but loves a good pipe cleaner. Bend sparkly pipe cleaners into balls or fish shapes, making sure that all sharp edges are either filed down or bent inward. You can even have fun incorporating little bells. This is one toy that you want to make sure Kitty only plays with under supervision because you don’t want her eating the pipe cleaner.

Want to keep the treats and toys rolling in?

Cats can be picky about toys — sometimes you buy one and they never play with it, or they play with it for a day or two before moving on to the newest, shiniest object. Instead of blowing your budget to keep your cat entertained, give your favorite feline toys they’ll treasure while saving some dough. How? Create your very own do-it-yourself (DIY) cat toys! Don’t worry — these ideas are for novices and experts alike.

Crafty little Kitty.

Let’s get into some crafty, budget-friendly toys your cat will love:

  1. Reuse your wine cork. We all know that our furry friends are easily distracted. So, if you’re a wine lover, recycle your old cork and glue some feathers, ribbons and strings around the cork to create a fun distraction for your cat. Don’t forget to add bells too!
  2. Old shirt, new toy. Instead of tossing your stained t-shirt, cut off some of the fabric and tie it into knots. This will create a bunch of fun playthings for your cat to chase or claw at. You’ll be able to create so many with just one t-shirt, that you can gift them to your favorite cats around the neighborhood.
  3. Keep the good times rolling. When you’re finished with your next toilet paper roll, instead of tossing the cardboard, simply let your cat roll it around and repurpose it into their next favorite cat toy. Your kitty will love to kick around the cardboard cylinder and stick their paws into the center hole.
  4. Sock it to me. Got some singleton socks lying around (and who doesn’t)? Create an irresistible toy by stuffing an ankle sock with fun crinkly packing paper — or catnip, and tie off the end. Voila! An instant use for that one lonely sock.
  5. Kitty doesn't smoke, but loves a good pipe cleaner. Bend sparkly pipe cleaners into balls or fish shapes, making sure that all sharp edges are either filed down or bent inward. You can even have fun incorporating little bells. This is one toy that you want to make sure Kitty only plays with under supervision because you don’t want her eating the pipe cleaner.

Want to keep the treats and toys rolling in?

Join Paw Points® and get your paws on some toys, just for buying your favorite litter. Every purchase earns you points, and you can redeem those points for fun toys. Check out the catalog to see all the fun, irresistible ways to make your cat feel special.