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Healthy Cats Gift Guide

Veterinarians share their gift picks for cats.
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Food Treats

Cat Grass Plus (made by Gimpet): Now indoor cats can smell and eat the grass they naturally crave without ever stepping outside. Just add water to the Cat Grass Plus container, and in less than a week, you've got a "lush bed of grass that's safe for them to eat," Scott says. The tub contains a blend of barley, oat, and/or wheat grass seeds.

The product is a great bet for families with young kids, who will delight in watching the grass grow, Scott says, "and it allows cats to literally taste a little bit of the outside world."

Friskies Crispies (made by Friskies): Cats couldn't get enough of these crunchy star-shaped treats that come in chicken, salmon, and cheese flavors, Stickney says.

"Once they got one, they kept circling around the owner to try to get more," he says. "If the cat is hiding under the bed, I could take the little bag and crinkle it and the cat would probably come running."

Whisker Lickin's Tender Moments (made by Purina): The cats that tested these chewable treats loved them so much they broke into the pantry and tore open the bag to get more, Stickney says.

They're perfect for older cats with problems chewing, but the bite-sized morsels are likely to keep any cat purring, he says.

"If you like to give your cat a treat occasionally, this is money well spent," Stickney says.

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Reviewed on October 26, 2011

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