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Make the most of the Bank Holiday with your cat

How much quality time do you spend with your pets? This Bank Holiday weekend, why not put the time aside to spend some real quality time with your feline friend? 

We all know, as a nation of pet lovers, that animals have the ability to make us smile and bring us joy. So, why not spend Bank Holiday giving back to them with some fun and playtime? 

Fetch’s resident vet, Lauren Vrsalovich, knows the importance of pet playtime and how it can have a positive impact on our lives. She says: “There have been lots of studies that suggest spending even a small amount of time with your pet each day can reduce our levels of stress and anxiety, as well as promoting feelings of happiness.

"Our pets also benefit greatly from these interactions, helping them bond with us. Not only is this kind of interaction beneficial for both parties, but it can also be incredibly fun and rewarding.”

With that in mind, why not make the most of the bank holiday and get as much time in with your pets as possible? Take a look at this list of activities you can do with your pet to make the most of the three day weekend.

1. Make and play - Why not make an puzzle feeder out of old toilet rolls and add treats to it to keep both you and your cat occupied? It doesn't take long at all and will help clear out any recycling you have kicking around, as well as keeping your kitty entertained without breaking the bank! Click here to see how to make a puzzle feeder.

2. Get active - If you have an indoor cat, why not let him stretch his legs and take him for a walk with a harness and lead? For all the top harnesses and leads, read our Buyer's Guide in our current issue. If your cat isn't a fan of the lead, you could always install an outdoor pen for your cat to roam safely in. 

3. Have a pamper - Is your cat in need of a groom? Grooming can really allow you to bond with your kitty, and depending on the breed of your cat, might need doing more often than not! Take a look at our grooming tips here

4. Try a treat wobbler - Cats are usually fairly good at amusing themselves and generally their short bursts of activity and play are interspersed with a significant amount of time spent sleeping! Nevertheless, it is important to provide various forms of entertainment for your cat. Treat wobblers provide ideal mental and physical stimulation for your feline friend.

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