Cat Pampering – 7 Ways for a Happier Pet and You!Keith
7 Ways of Cat Pampering
1. Keep your cat busy by engaging in fun activities and try not to miss a day. Play fetch with small crumpled up pieces of tin foil or paper, or have him chase a toy on a string or wool. Even our most domesticated house pets come from a long line of wild cats, and it’s in their DNA to want to hunt, chase and kill.
2. Whilst it may not be the best of jobs, give your cat a piece of raw meat (poultry or beef that has no bones in it) will improve his teeth and gum health, and he’ll really enjoy it. Be sure to always check with your vet before you add to or change your pussy cats diet.
3. Brushing and stroking your cat is good for her coat and helps to cut down on those dreaded hairball. Most cats love it. Try petting your cat behind the ear, under the chin and on her back above her tail. She’ll let you know if she likes it by purring and/or nudging you to continue. Cat pampering at its best!
4. If you’ve ever found your moggy lounging in your suitcase before a trip, you know that cats love to explore and snuggle in small spaces. Give your kitty hours or play by providing her with an old shoebox, packing box or paper grocery bag, never plastic – too dangerous. This will stimulate her mind and make her alert and aware.
5. The flowering herb known as catnip is in the mint family, and it provides seventy percent of cats with a blissed-out 10 to 15 minutes of fun. When presented with catnip or a catnip-filled toy, many cats will purr, drool, roll around and/or meow. Some cats get a little sillier after catnip, while others get very mellow. Once the initial reaction is through, the cat won’t have a similar reaction to catnip again for about an hour or so.
6. Provide them with a safe area to perch and look out windows. Cats love to watch, and this is never more true than when they get to watch birds and butterflies in the garden. If there’s a chair or couch in front of your window that you’re worried will get dirty or full of fur,just cover with an easy-to-wash blanket where the cat can sit and spy on his domain.
7. Cats love to scratch, so make sure you have a designated scratching post or surface for them to use. Not only does scratching help them maintain their claws, but it’s also a way that they mark their territory. Cats do have scent glands in their paws, and by scratching they leave behind their odour for other cats to pick up. Its also a method for cats to follow the scent trail back home should they wander too far. Also, it feels good! Scratching gives cats a full-body stretch, which you’ll often see them do after they get up from a nap. It also releases the the outer claw shell which you may often see around the house.
PAMPER YOUR CAT. They will love it and a happier cat means a happier you.