Respect your cat day

Cats are beautiful animals that make amazing pets. Cats do have boundaries and needs that need to be respected like any other animal. In this blog we will go over all the ways to respect your cats!


Learn to touch your cat the right way

Petting your cat may seem like a no-brainer, but they can be particular about how they want to be touched. Today is a good time to learn how and where cats like to be touched to make the experience a positive one. We’ve attached a photo to show the favourite places a cat likes to be touched and where is a big no no for most cats. 

Take care of their health

There’s no better way to show respect for your cat than by keeping up with their healthcare needs. Did you know, kittens reach sexual maturity from around 4 months old and are therefore capable of breeding and producing kittens themselves, so it’s very important to get them neutered to prevent unwanted pregnancies. From 10th June 2024 it will be compulsory for all kittens over the age of 20 weeks to be microchipped. Make sure you keep up to date with routine care, like flea and worming treatments and their annual vaccination. Any changes in a cats behaviour should be investigated by a vet as it can often be down to pain which cats are very good at hiding. 

Respect your cat’s naptime

Nothing is better than a midday nap, and cats know that better than anyone. Did you know, cats can sleep for up to 18 hours a day, they are most active in the early morning, evening, and at night. Do your best to let your cat enjoy their slumber undisturbed. Better yet, take a nap with them.

Follow your cat’s lead

As pet owners, we often treat cats like dogs, expecting them to run over to us with glee if we so much as look their way. Cats are more standoffish, however. They want love and attention on their own terms, so encourage your cat to come to you without pushing their boundaries.


Indulge their inner hunter

Cats don’t have to hunt for food anymore, but those hunter instincts haven’t gone anywhere. Even with ample food, cats still enjoy stalking, pouncing, and chasing moving objects and small animals. You can indulge these instincts with a kicker toy, a robotic mouse, or a feather string toy that gives your cat some interest and exercise. This is even more important if your cat lives indoors only.

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