Cats Love To Scratch And Claw
It is instinctive of cats to scratch and claw different surfaces as the way of sharpening their claws. Actually, they have lots of fun doing this.
In addition to sharpening their claws, scratching can help relax and rejuvenate cats. Think of it as the human equivalent to a nice, long stretch when your muscles are tired or achy. A quick scratch session on a cat tree or scratching post can wake a tired kitty up immediately.
Cats Love Daily Playtime
Playtime is serious business for cats, all the way from kittenhood to their senior years. It doesn’t take much to keep a cat entertained – she’ll play with anything from lint and string, to tricked-out cat toys-but it is a vital part of their health and development. Not only does playtime hark back to their days in the wild when they had to stalk, hunt, and capture their prey, but it keeps them exercised, engaged, and happy, too.
There are literally hundreds of thousands of cat toys on the market, but your cat may like playing games, such as hide and seek, too. No matter your cat’s choice of play, it’s important to sneak in a few minutes daily.
Cats Love Watching Birds
It’s not uncommon to see cats curled up on windowsills. Why? It’s a prime bird watching location! Whether cats love to watch birds because they’re prey or simply because the movement captures their attention, some cats can spend hours observing birds every day.
If your cat loves to curl up in windows, be sure to protect her skin from the sun’s harsh rays, especially if she has light-colored fur. Try to limit her hours next to the window when the sun is strongest-between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.-and talk to your vet about kitty-approved sunscreens.
Cats Love Their Humans
Although cats are often depicted as solitary animals, they need love, attention, and companionship-and love to get it from their humans. The ways cats say “I love you” are just a little bit different than we humans.
Some signs your cat loves you include purring, bunting (or putting her head on you), sleeping on or near you, meowing, licking, and even sticking her butt in your face. Yes, really.
Cats Love to Eat Fresh, Nutritious Food
It’s unlikely that you’d want to dive into a big plate of spoiled food at dinnertime. The same goes for your cat. Stale and spoiled food doesn’t just taste bad, either-it can host different types of bacteria, like Salmonella and Staphylococcus, too.
Whenever you serve your kitty’s meals, be sure to check the expiration dates on both wet and dry food. This will ensure you’re only feeding her fresh, nutritious, and safe meals.