Happy Cat Month Recap:
During Happy Healthy Cat Week, we talked about improving your cat’s happiness through health by scheduling preventive care wellness visits with the veterinarian, finding a cat friendly practice, looking at pet health insurance options and preventive care wellness plans, and providing cat carrier tips to make the trip go smoothly. The aim of Happy Enriched Cat Week was to improve cat happiness through enrichment by stimulating the senses, providing safe outlets for natural instincts, and creating cat-friendly spaces and elements. Last week was Happy Safe Cat Week, focusing on how to keep your cat feeling happy, safe, and protected by providing safe hiding places, appropriate cat identification. We also looked at common indoor and outdoor hazards, and cat travel safety. The last week of Happy Cat Month is upon us. How do you value your cat?
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With the ever present love and affection you have for your cat, it may feel like a given that you value your feline friend. However, it is both important and constructive to take a step back and truly appreciate all of the wonderful privileges and purrks that come along with having a cat companion, as well as to make sure you are properly expressing this appreciation to your cat.
Lowered Stress Levels
No creature knows how to comfortably relax side by side with somebody better than a cat. After a long, exhausting day at work, there may be nothing more relaxing than going home and laying on the couch while your fluffy feline happily joins you and calms you with their gentle purring. There’s nothing required of you except some well-received petting and scratching, and maybe even telling them about your day.
Anyone who has spent more than 5 minutes observing a cat’s behavior would agree that cats have extremely unique, adorable, and hilarious way of being. Even the internet, the infrastructure so core to our current, connect world, agrees to this, as CCC (Cute Cat Content) seems to have been its primary offering since it’s creation. What a blessing it is to not only experience and enjoy this universally loved creature in real life, but to actually form a meaningful bond and relationship with them as well.
Though this type of enjoyment may seem like a cornerstone of the typical cat-human relationship, it is important to recognize the deeper benefits of being a cat’s human. Cats are well-known healers, and affective ones at that. A close relationship with a cat can provide a consistent source of comfort and companionship, which proves to be a powerful aid through illness and handicaps. Science has also shown in addition to boosting your mood, cats heal physically too. For examples, the frequency of the average cat purr matches the frequency that promotes healthy bone growth.
If you have the privilege of being the owner of a cat, it’s unlikely that you need the pleasantries involved with it to be explained any further. However, having this appreciation is only half the battle, and it’s just as crucial to act on it and make your love and adoration known to your cat.
Always being cognizant of your cat’s well-being is your responsibility as a cat’s human, and your cat will surely pick up on this care and attention and return the appreciation with its own love and affection for you. Many people believe that cats just passively receive care from humans, when really it’s a two-way relationship, and the more you give to your cat, the more you will receive. Providing your cat with love, attention, enrichment, and safety will ensure an ever-growing bond that can not be compared to any other.
Lastly, it’s important to note that, like with anything else that you value, it is important that you take proper precautions to ensure the well-being of your feline. A lost cat has no way to get back in contact with you, so microchipping in addition to wearing a collar will ensure you’re able to be reunited. Schedule a wellness visit with your veterinary clinic this year and follow through. This was the focus of last month’s Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. Dr. Brunt had interviews all day to talk about the importance of veterinary care for cats, and Royal Canin donated thousands of meals to cat shelters. Dr. Brunt’s interviews can be viewed here:
We’re sending out a warm thanks to everyone who made Take Your Cat to the Vet Day as well as Happy Cat Month a success!
Taking your cat in for regular checkups, getting your cat microchipped, and regularly ensuring that your cat’s environment is safe will ensure longevity and happiness for your kitty companion.
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