Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.
Keeping Indoor Cats Happy
Annie, Eddie and Mercy are indoor cats. While they might think they are out in the wild in their sunroom, we know they are safely protected to play, prey on their toys and take naps in the sun. Annie and Eddie are full of energy, and Mercy has learned to run and play along with them. Paul and I need to provide enrichment (toys and entertainment) to keep their little paws active and out of trouble.
This week our friends at Nutrish for Cats sent a box full of enrichment not only for the cats but for Paul and I too!
Inside this box we found a Magical Jungle Coloring Book and colored pencils. A Elephant Planter, (You know how much I love elephants too!), pumpkin seeds, chicken jerky and organic Dandelion Root Tea. Among the goodies for the cats was a Fly By™ Spinner Toy that I could barely get out of the package because three excited cats were waiting to play and a $25 Amazon Gift Card that Annie, Eddie and Mercy wanted to share with you.
I made this short video of Eddie, Annie and Mercy in action. Well, mostly Eddie. He loves to play.
Keeping Indoor Cats Healthy
We also received the new Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Indoor Complete Chicken with Lentils & Salmon Recipe. This natural food for cats with added vitamins, minerals & taurine helps keep our cats healthy. This recipe contains a real superfood blend to meet the complete needs of your adult indoor cat.
The Nutrish Indoor Complete Chicken with Lentils & Salmon recipe:
- Real U.S. farm-raised chicken is always the #1 ingredient, plus real salmon.
- Lentils are naturally rich in fiber and protein and low in fat. They help support healthy metabolism and optimal body weight.
- Dandelion greens & pumpkin are nutrient and fiber rich. Dandelion greens also contain natural prebiotics to aid in healthy digestion.
- Cranberries & blueberries are antioxidant-rich fruits that are great sources of essential vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin C, to help support a healthy immune system.
- Safely USA cooked with the world’s best ingredients.
- No ground corn, wheat, soy or poultry by-product meal.
- Intended for adult cats only (1 year or older).
- Nutrish is conveniently available where you shop for groceries.
We place some of the dried food inside a puzzle toy to add enrichment for the cats by making them work a little for their food and keep their minds active.
If you are switching to Nutrish, gradually introduce the food by incorporating it into your current cat food over the course of 7-10 days. Slowly replace your cat’s current food with Indoor Complete until it’s completely switched over
Rachael’s Rescue® was created for all of the forgotten pets – the ones who might not have someone who loves them as much as they deserve. A portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue. Through December 2016, Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $17.5 million dollars to pet charities and other organizations that do good for animals. The funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments, and more for animals in need. Many more animals around the country need help, and through Rachael’s Rescue, together we can make a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends.
Eddie checks out the new cat cave that our Nutrish care package came packaged in. We simply had to cut an opening in the front and back of the box and placed a soft blanket inside. We will use our colored pencils to add some bright colors to this fun box too.
The Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy Giveaway
Annie, Eddie and Mercy wanted to share the $25 Amazon Gift Card with one lucky member of The Tiniest Tiger community. They want your cats to get a surprise package in the mail too!
One member of The Tiniest Tiger community will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card to shop for things to help keep your indoor cat happy.
Tammy Shelton says
I will buy my Fancy some new kitty toys.
Amanda lea says
I like the food puzzle! I love my cat!
Treats, a fun laser toy and something furry that is battery operated.
Shelley Joy P says
I would get my cat an interactive toy and some catnip.
Ty Beth says
I would get some toys!
damien crawley says
Mya Murphy says
Some treats and toys, of course!
We’re overdue for a new laser as they just never seem to last very long and new batteries don’t work. Something new and exciting for everyone would be good, too, in the toy category.
Nancy Loring says
I would get my cats some treats because that is one of their favorite things.
BobbiJo Pentney says
My cat would love some cat toys to play with.
I ordered a feeding activity center on Amazon but the seller never sent it then left the market. Amazon graciously refunded my money, but I haven’t gotten around to re-ordering. I’d like to get the feeding activity center to make it a bit more challenging for the kitties to get cat treats.
Sharvia Sultana says
Janet Meisner says
We have scratching posts and lots of toys.
Judy Simon says
I am on the prowl for a new cat toy to keep my furbabies busy. I think they would like the butterfly toy Mercy, Eddie & Annie were playing with!! Thank you
I would choose a new laser toy, and maybe a scratcher.
Susan Smith says
My cat would choose new toys!
Debra Guillen says
I hide treats around the house for my cat and she loves to find them so I would love to get her some puzzle toys.
Deborah Zarett says
I’d like a new cat cave and a food puzzle toy!
Kathleen Austin says
Thanks for the great contest the toys would be a great way to capture my cats attention.
Toys! My kitties love toys!
Marilyn Nawara says
I think Mr. B would have a terrific time playing with the Fly By Spinner Toy — think my dogs might like it too.
Amy Orvin says
My cats would choose new toys.
The puzzle toy looks interesting for keeping a cat happy 🙂
Jill Martin Johnson says
My kitties say “pick me” to win! They like to eat, play, sleep, etc….. And they are spoiled rotten, as all kitties should be!
sarah oswald says
My cat loves scratching so I would probably get them a scratching post of some sort.
Lisa Pecora says
We get our Greenies pill pockets on Amazon so we would get those and a new toy to chase as well!
My kitties would love new toys and treats
I have actually been using the Nutrish brand lately and have been loving it for my cat and dog. I would use this for treats and food, he looooves treats! This is awesome! xo
Holly Thomas says
I would buy some food and litter.
Sharon A. Allen says
My Mini needs some stimulation at times so I would get him some new toys to play with & some great new treats!
I would get a scratcher that is also a lounge as the one they had was so wrecked i had to throw it out.
I like that elephant planter….perfect for some kitty grass! 🙂
Maria Ward says
To keep my kitties happy I would get them interactive toys. The Fly By looks pretty neat. I would also get them some treats. They need some mental stimulation!
Carol Roberts clark says
a pet toy and just cuddling
Cindy Vanderbur says
we would love the puzzle toy!
I’d love to get a great — long lasting — scratching post/lounger for my furbabies 🙂
Carol Corey Leuenberger says
I would spoil my cats even more! =^^=
Erica Weaver says
I WOULD CHOOSE THE RACHEL RAY CAT FOOD TO KEEP HIM FIT AND HAPPY
I use the grain free version of Rachel Ray’s cat food. My cats love it.
I would buy a scratch lounge, my indoor kitties love to scratch and sleep on them. 🙂
Beth Tatum says
I would like to try the Rachel Ray cat food, especially for my senior (18 years old) cat Mira, she is slowing down (don’t we all?) in her older age! And maybe some toys for my younger cat Tiger, he is still very playful.
Dan Dykstra says
I would probably purchase the puzzle toy. It is fun to watch them play with toys like this.
I think the cats would enjoy a cat tree or those perches you put on the wall.
Andrea J. Schedel says
I would love to see how my Einstein would pounce and bite trying to catch that butterfly if I bought him the Fly By toy or maybe I could buy some more treats to put in the puzzle ball he already has!
Cheryl Young says
My three kitties would like some fresh catnip and some fishy treats…thanks!
Karla R. says
I would buy treats for my cat.
Gloria Tretiak says
Where I live there are cats everywhere, outdoor cats, and my cat cries all the time. She has been fixed so we decided to make her a place with a kitty door and a place outside made with chicken wire attached to our house so she can sit out and be part of the outside, without actually being outside
Vickie Kohn says
sandy weinstein says
i would buy a cat tree and some toys
S Blake says
My two babies are on prescription diets so they don’t get to have treats. Honestly, they don’t even notice. Recently, their favorite toy, red laser pointer, broke so I’d get them a new one. ??
Rachel Griesmer says
I’ve seen Nutrish in the store before and considered getting it for my little buddy. I would buy him a laser pointer and cat nip.
Brent Strassburg says
I’d love to get some cat toys that she would actually play with.
Cleo's Mama says
I really like the Fly By Spinner. Don’t know if my Cleo would play with it but I would get it for her. The puzzle treats toy looks like fun as well. I am sure the cat would love a kitty tree. Will have to see.
Nicole Martin says
I would buy her some new toys!
Lesley F says
I would use towards a cat tree
Jayedee Halpin Dewitt says
Right now wed’re concentrating on rehabbing a little rescue girl with mobility issues due to a congenital issue with her hips. she’ll likely be in a brace for life but we’re slowly but surely building her strength by providing toys that encourage her to move and chase. thanks for hosting another great giveaway!
Lee in Phoenix says
I just ordered the Fly By Spinner Toy that your cats are playing with in the video. I’m sure our cat family (a mom cat and two of her kittens, now grown up) will love it. I just hope they don’t kill the butterfly to quickly!
Kittie Danger says
My cats all love Nutrish cat food, they would pick it out of their old food when I mixed it to introduce it to them & eat only the Rachel Ray cat food!
Wendy Hatton says
Luna loves toys filled with catnip she can bat about. That spinner toy looks like fun, we might have to get one of those.
Theresa Spaid says
Both my older kitties Mushu 17 and Sneaky pie almost 11 have Urinary problems so it would help to get the Urinary tract food for them. They feel better so it makes them a lot happier
Peanut loves playing with mousies. Ebony loves the toys on a string
Lily's Mom says
Lilac and Henry have requested a higher cat tree.
Gina Piantedosi says
will buy lots of catnip toys!!!
Tina L. Fleck says
I would choose the spinner toy. I love butterflies and she loves trying to catch them!! <3
Dana Rodriguez says
My senior would love a cozy cat bed!
Thank you for this opportunity to win! If we are the lucky recipients, I would probably buy some treats and toys for my three.
I’d get some toys to help them exercise more! Stanley and Bini love to play with the laser and the Bird, but Tucker, the eldest, needs some more encouragement!
Enrique Herrera says
The cardboard scratching toy sounds amazing! I’ll have to buy one of those. 🙂
Suzanne White Campbell says
I have purchased a new cat tree recently and I am planning to put up shelving for them to climb. My four cats spend most of their day looking out the back sliding glass door at the bird feeder and watch the birds and squirrels from a safe distance. That is their favorite activity so I fill the bird feeder every day.
Kris Gilley says
I would have to get one of the Fly By Spinners. I’ve not seen one before, but after watching the video I think my tabby would love chasing the butterfly. I’d probably get some nice crunchy treats, too.
Nancy Nemer says
A cardboard scratching toy. They absolutely love them and destroy them in a month’s time, so I am constantly replacing them.
Susan Beamon says
I would get more laser pointers and batteries for them. Kaine loves to chase Red Dot.
Julie Baker Parlacoski says
Great food keeps my indoor cats happy. They love when I get boxes in the mail. Empty boxes keep them entertained for hours.
Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger says
Super Hurrah and Congratulations!! Julie you are the winner of the $25 Amazon Gift Card to help keep your indoor cats happy!! Your card is on the way to you today via USPS Priority Mail! You will receive email updates with tracking. Thank you for being a part of The Tiniest Tiger Community
Julie Baker Parlacoski says
Thank you so very much XOXOXO
Leslie Nowak Mccrea says
My cats love Halo Chicken Treats. We will do tricks to get them! Keeps them active and happy.
i would get Toby some new toys — i haven’t had a cat who likes to play in years, but he does!
Will Griesmer says
I would choose some toys.
I would buy more toys with features my indoor cats so love the feathers.
Ashley Ferrara says
I would buy more toys for the kitties, we have a houseful and they go through a lot of supplies.
I would choose a variety of toys, things to climb on, and a nice kitty bed.
Cathy Keisha says
I want that flutterby toy! It looks real. I’m glad Annie got some whacks too! Oh, and I just got that RR Indoor kibble to try! Free always tastes better.
McGuffy's Reader says
Thank you for the chance to win goodies!
I would get more bird feeders for cat t.v..
latanya t says
I will provide some scratching posts
We have lots of toys, scratchers, climbing places, and sleepy places to keep us happy.
I would choose some light up toys to keep her happy!
I keep my indoor cats happy by providing plenty of towers with perches and scratching posts on them.
The Island Cats says
We love interactive toys and anything that has nip in it.
Susan Pertierra says
My indoor cats have a box of toys they get to play with and they get food specially for indoor cats.
Linda Szymoniak says
My senior cat, Moko, has been having a hard time lately. She was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and hates taking her pills for that. So, we opted to get her a transdermal formula of the same medication, but apparently she’s allergic to something in the gel. She’s just not happy and definitely not her usual self. I would use the gift card to get her a special little bed – just for her and not for our other two cats. Moko is the most affectionate cat I’ve ever had, but while she adores people and really likes dogs, she’s not fond of other cats (well, except for our kitten, Kotoha, who is now as big as Moko and still has a few months of growing ahead of her). Perhaps some special food for Moko, too!
Mary Jo Krause says
The spinner toy looks like lots of fun.
Mary W says
My cats love wand toys, jingle balls and scratchers. I would look for those types to buy with an Amazon gift code.
Beth Ackerman says
My kitties all love to play and I think they would really enjoy this Fly-by Spinner. I’d like to get one for them!
Cat Fleming says
I would definitely get the Fly-by Spinner toy for my cats. They would go crazy for it!
Molly M says
I think my kitties would love a spinner toy like that! Or some carpet coveted shelving for jumping and perching.
Nutrish!! She would love that
Laura Ruetz says
I have one picky eater, I think she would love the Nutrish food. Two of my cats are bored with traditional mouse type toys, I think they would love the wand toys and it would help them to be more active.
Judy Thomas says
I would buy lots of toys as they are very playful 🙂
Stephanie Federowicz says
My Honey Girl says: Ooooh!! That Fly By Spinner Toy looks like FUN!!! BAT!! CHASE!! BAT! BAT! (She’s a southpaw as are approximately 40% of kitties) 🙂
What will you choose to keep your indoor cat happy?
Our cats are fans of the wand type toys. They have a relly neat one I have been eyeballing for them.
I’d chose an assortment of toys to keep them active.
Noreen Pazderski says
The flying toy looks fun…..I would also get some “treat balls” as this is the best way to give a limited amount of dry food.
They LOVE flying toys for sure!
Lisa F. says
More “flying” toys would be in order. Help keep the mind and body sharp!
Jenna Allensworth says
I would buy a new laser toy to help keep her active
steve weber says
No cats, but our neighbor has 5 cats – I’d get them some toys.
My Cream loves her toy mice-especially to one that makes little squeaking noices.
My cats are definitely food motivated, so I choose good food for them and the girls love playing with toys. Bad Miss Kiki destroyed that butterfly toy on the first day. She’s a chewer. She caught it and chewed it.
I give my cats organic cat treats to keep them happy
Stephanie Lichtman-Price says
To help keep my 2 indoor cats healthy and happy, I feed them grain-free foods, and they have toys which we play with together (their favorite is a jellyfish on a stick). I also have lots of steps for them to run up and down, and plenty of windows with views of the water and all of the local water birds.
Julie Wood says
My cat loves playing with fun toys. She loves squeaky and toys that she can drag around by a string.
My cat could use some toys. She has one that she plays with all the time.
I would choose more cat toys like sparkle balls.
Raine Dawson says
We need a fun new interactive toy. I have a few but like kids they loose interest after a while. Some round scratcher refills for the circle track are on my list too!
Deb Philippon says
Definitely cat toys, something that will roll on it own or squeek or beep.
My daughters cat would love some new play toys and treats.
They would get a new cat scratcher.
Mary Friedling says
More cat puzzle toys. Pink is especially good at this. Joe tends to be lazy and wants his treats given to him. Squeaky WILL use the puzzle toys if push comes to shove. What a crew I have. ?
Buy new cat toys and cat treats!
Mary Beth Elderton says
My cats are thrilled when I bring home a new toy that squeeks or rolls or lights up.
I would choose some cat toys.