Do you know that spending just 15 minutes of quality time with your cat can be a great stress buster and improve your emotional and physical health?
There is scientific evidence. Time spent playing with your cats boosts your production of seratonin, a chemical in your body that increases feelings of well being. Quality time with your cats may also reduce the level of cortisol in your body, a hormone that’s maintained at abnormally high levels when there’s a chronic or continued presence of stressors in your life.
A 20 year study also found that people who owned a cat were 40% less likely to suffer a heart attack. (Source: Purina.com)
A former 41 pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas based veterinary clinic.
Dr. Brittney Barton says the orange tabby she adopted in 2013 has slimmed down to 19 pounds with exercise and a special diet. Barton calls Skinny the “resident cat” at her practice, HEAL Veterinary Hospital.
Barton said last week that Skinny spends weekdays roaming the clinic. The ex-fat cat’s weekends are spent at home with Barton and her family.
Skinny was founds abandoned near Dallas in 2012 and ended up at a shelter. The vet says Skinny just had his annual checkup and is healthy.
Anyone who’s ever lived with a cat knows that felines have a certain, shall we say, attitude toward the rest of the world. We’ll call it cattitude. Do you know how to read your cat’s cattitude? Take a look at the infographic below to learn more!
You can learn a lot about your cat’s mood by watching his tail and listening to his meow. Knowing how kitty is feeling and what he needs from you can be pretty simple when you know what to look for.
In what ways does your cat speak to you? Let’s chat about it in comments!
How many times have you heard someone say, “I don’t get cats. I mean, why would anyone have a cat?”
It’s a popular question from those who have never lived with or loved a cat. And I get it because from a distance, cats do seem very mysterious and aloof. They’re very different from dogs, but when you get right down to it, understanding cats and their behavior isn’t so hard. Just take a look at this handy dandy cheat sheet!
Any of this behavior remind you of your own cat? I definitely see my kitty in a lot of these examples.
So the next time someone tells you that they just “don’t get” cats, you can refer them to this helpful blog post that will explain all!