Cats are purr-fect companions for almost any occasion. If you’re lucky enough to have one, remind your furry friend how much they are appreciated this Valentine’s Day! Check out some of our favorite Valentine’s Day cats for inspiration.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day With Your Cat
There are many reasons to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your cat. First and foremost, our feline friends are practically furry family members. Another reason to celebrate your cat on Valentine’s Day is to show appreciation for all they do for you. While you might not realize it, your cat provides many health benefits.
Health benefits from your cat include lowering your risk of heart disease and helping you sleep better. A UK study reported that many women prefer sleeping with their cat over their human partner. Finally, cats provide us with hours of entertainment. Did you know that cat videos are scientifically known to decrease feelings of anxiety and depression?
These reasons justify any pet parent spoiling their favorite feline with the perfect Valentine’s Day date. If you are looking for ideas on how to make your kitten’s day special, check out our 10+ favorite Valentine’s Day cats.
10 Festive Valentine’s Day Cats
Scarf Up the Love
One way to show your cat love on Valentine’s Day is to get them a heart-themed bandanna or scarf. A bandanna like the one this fluffy cat is sporting is a great way to get festive this time of year. The bandanna this cat is wearing is a Waggo Bandanna and is a great Valentine’s Day gift for cats and cat lovers alike.
Nothing says I love you like a special Valentine’s Day outfit! And this cat loves showing love on Valentine’s Day with his winged-heart collar.
Belle of the Ball
Chef Angel looks like she is on her way to a Valentine’s Day ball! I love how her basket also serves as her own transportation. Also, her top hat is definitely fancier than anything I own!
A Fine Feline
If you have a boy cat like Cem, then they may not appreciate a top hat and pink dress. But a powerful red bowtie is a great way to get your male feline feeling fine.
A Warm Sweater for Warm Cuddles
One of the most prevalent Sphynx cat health problems is an inability to control body temperature. Not surprisingly, these cats are susceptible to cold because of their lack of hair and will shiver if they get too cold. So a cute Valentine’s Day sweater is perfect for keeping your feline friend warm if you have a Sphynx cat. Cousin Oliver loves celebrating Valentine’s Day in his heart sweater.
This kitty is after your heart! Consider getting your cat a heart plushy toy this Valentine’s Day. It is a gift they can enjoy all year round.
Getting flowers for your cat is a nice gesture! Just be careful which flowers you get, as some flowers are harmful to cats. Safe flower varieties, according to PetMD, include:
- Gerber Daisies
- Wax Flower (Madagascar Jasmine)
If you have two cats, a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your feline friends is to make a furry date for the two of them. Make them homemade treats using the recipe below, and let them enjoy their time!
Everyone has that smile when a group has taken just one too many photos. However, taking photos with your cat is a great way to celebrate the day and also capture priceless moments, like Dexter’s smile!
What Should I Get My Cat for Valentine’s Day?
There are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your cat (as seen in the photos above). So why not celebrate by getting your cat the perfect gift?
One of our favorites is to make your cat a homemade treat. A wonderful treat to make your cat is organic catnip and carrot bites. First, shred some carrots and combine them with catnip, an egg, oil, and flour. Then, flatten the dough to make cutting into little bite-sized squares easier. Finally, bake for 12 minutes or until the tops are slightly golden. This fun treat will surely spice up your feline’s cat food diet while also being nutritious!
Catnip and Carrot Treats
- 1 Pastry Cutter Or Pizza cutter.
- 1 baking sheet
- 1 Parchment Paper Cut it to the size of the baking sheet.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/4 cups oat flour
- 1 tbsp dried catnip
- 3/4 cup shredded carrot
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- cold water as needed
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium-sized bowl, add the oil and mix in the flour until the mixture has the consistency of sand.
- Gently stir in the catnip and carrots.
- Mix in the egg. Depending on how wet or dry the carrots are, the mixture may need water if it looks too dry, or it may need some extra flour if it looks too wet.
- Sprinkle a flat surface with flour and roll the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Add flour as necessary.
- Puncture the dough with a fork, then use the pastry or pizza cutter to cut the dough into 1/2-inch squares.
- Arrange the squares on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until the squares turn brown.
- Let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing them.
- Store in an air-tight container. If you baked them to a softer texture for your cat store them in the refrigerator. You can store them in the freezer for longer storage periods.
Another fun idea to get your cat is Valentine’s Day-themed collar or scarf. That way, they’ll have something they can wear every year to celebrate the day with you. This is also a great cat-lover gift idea!
However, the ultimate cat lover gift idea is to get your friend a cat Valentine’s Day card that looks as similar as possible to their cat. Or, better yet, you can use a picture of your friend’s cat, excellent paper from an arts and crafts store, and a free Canva template to make a custom Valentine’s card.
Overall, the greatest gift you can give your furry family member is spending quality time with them. Whether that be watching a movie with them or taking them on an adventure, your cat is guaranteed to enjoy your undivided attention.
We Hope You Have a Purr-fect Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is a special occasion to show appreciation for the people (or animals) we love. Celebrating this day with your cats allows you to express your gratitude for their unconditional love and companionship. From homemade treats to custom cards, be sure to make your cats feel special on this special day. We hope you have a purr-fect Valentine’s Day with your cats!
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