Admittedly, showing affection toward cats is sometimes easier said than done. While many cats love nothing more than snuggling with you, others can be elusive and independent. In honor of Hug Your Cat Day on May 12, petcentric brings you five tips to help your cat embrace the joy of the embrace.
- "Here Kitty Kitty"
Hugging your cat starts with finding your cat. Maybe she happily greets you like a dog when you get home. But for those of you who have a cat that is more mysterious, you may need to work harder to motivate her to respond to your advances. Believe it or not, cats can be taught to come when called. It just takes patience, understanding and, yes, a little bribery. Learn how here.
- The Magic Touch
If your cat is a little feisty, you may want to try TTouch, a form of massage that activates alpha and beta brain waves to help her focus while relaxing her mind. This interspecies language without words is comprised of gentle circular movements on the animal's skin. Read more about how to use TTouch to calm your pet.
- An Appeal to the Senses
With the right treat, your cat will be all over you. Friskies® Natural Sensations® will excite and delight your cat with natural ingredients that are inspired by the sun, earth and sea. Whisker Lickin’s® brand cat treats are perfect for when you want to share a quiet moment together. And who needs catnip with Friskies® Party Mix, which comes in a variety of tantalizing textures and flavor-coated shapes, each with its own unique crunch. Of course, the best treat of all is getting to spend time with her person.
- Hungry for a Hug
Everybody knows that cats come running to the kitchen when they hear their owners opening a can of food. Well, imagine your cat's reaction if you were serving white meat chicken and egg soufflé with garden greens. Or, shredded yellowfin tuna in a savory broth. Let your cat enjoy the tastes and smells of restaurant-inspired gourmet food with Fancy Feast® Elegant Medleys®. She’ll be sure to give her compliments to the "chef."
- Bring Home the Hugs
The cats who are in the most need of a hug are the 4 million who enter shelters every year. If you're looking to give a homeless cat a loving home, visit http://www.adopt-a-pet.com to meet your new best friend. After all, any good hug starts with open arms.
Cuddling with your cat can help you unwind, lift your spirits or liven up the day. Share these feelings with family and friends by sending custom ecards from Fancy Feast® and American Greetings. After all, Hug Your Cat Day is about spreading the love.