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R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to your cat

Today is National Respect Your Cat Day! How do you show your cat that you respect them?

Here are a few ways to show your beloved cat the respect he or she deserves.

Acknowledge them even when they are not seeking attention.

When they are seeking attention stop what you are doing if you can and give them what they need. Most of the time it will only take a few minutes rather than the multiple minutes it takes to keep being interrupted to tell them no.

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Feed your cat the healthiest diet you can. Too many treats are dangerous for Kitty. Most healthy doesn’t have to mean most expensive. I recommend Purina Brands. They have never had a recall on cat food because they use quality ingredients.

Pay attention to changes in your cat’s routine and make time to play with your cat.

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Cats of all ages need to be engaged in play regularly. It helps them stay fit and keep their brains active.

Make sure you take them to the vet regularly and keep them up to date on their shots. Cats who have access to outside need more vaccines than those who are kept inside.

Pay attention to your cat’s body language and signals. Even if you are performing a necessary act like trimming claws. Give your cat a chance to say enough is enough.

Don’t touch your cat in places that make them uncomfortable, or vulnerable. If your cat does not like being picked up then try to avoid it. There are always times when these things cannot be avoided, but if they are grown and have never liked being picked up they most likely never will.

Before you throw out the dead rat they drop on the doorstep, praise them for the good job they did.

Keep your cat on a regular schedule as much as possible. Cats like routine and can become anxious when they are subjected to too much change. On this vein also make sure that your cat has a spot in the house where they feel safe when strangers come over.

Last but not least, if you decide to bring a new fur kid home, make sure you give them both time to have a proper introduction.

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