Cat Activities and Fun


This collection of Cat Activities and Fun articles has been curated for you by Riverbark Veterinary Hospital. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at 910-436-4801.

National Camping Month: A Guide to Camping Safely With Pets

Every pet owner wants to bring along their four-legged family member when they set out for a fun adventure, including camping. However, camping excursions must be carefully planned, from understanding campground rules to ensuring your pet is safe in an unfamiliar outdoor environment. June is National Camping Month—the perfect time to safely explore how to take your pet along for a multi-day camping trip.


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Looking for a Purr-fect Holiday Gift? Check Out These 5 Fun and Safe Toys for Cats!

The holiday season is in full swing, and if you are like most folks, you’ve likely been spending lots of time making your list and checking it twice. If you haven’t crossed your feline family member off your gift list yet, we’re here to help you find a fantastic feline-friendly present. As veterinarians, we want you and your cat to have a fun and festive holiday season free from unexpected mishaps. That’s why we decided to share a few of our top picks for fun and safe toys for cats. Let’s jump right in!


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5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for You and Your Pet

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and who better to spend it with than your pet? Whether it’s a hitting the road for a day hike or staying in and snuggling on the couch, spending some one-on-one time with your pet provides numerous benefits for both of you, including reduced stress and anxiety and increased opportunities for exercise and socialization.


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Pool and Beach Safety Tips for Pets: Part II

Summer has officially arrived! Protect your pets this season with our second installment of safety tips for the beach and pool.

Watch for signs of heat stroke.

Pets can easily overheat in the summer months, even while swimming. Remember to have fresh water available for your dog at all times and offer it frequently. Because swimming usually takes place during the hottest part of the day (between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.), it is important to give your dog regular breaks.


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Pool and Beach Safety Tips for Pets: Part I

Summer’s just around the corner! Is your pet eager to get in the water? Be sure to read these safety tips before diving in at the beach or pool with your furry friends.

Never leave pets unattended.

All open bodies of water, including pools, oceans, lakes, rivers, ponds and even hot tubs can pose a threat to your pet if left unsupervised. Remember that pets are like small children and need to be monitored at all times. No pet should be allowed near the pool without adult supervision.


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