So, the new year's finally upon us! We hope you enjoyed the holidays as much as we did, and we wish you the very best for 2017.
Now down to some business. That's right, I'm talking New Year's Resolutions. If you already have a list, that's great! But did you consider your cat?
Read on for 3 of our favorite New Year's resolutions that benefit both you and your cat.
1) Exercise More Often
Exercising more often is near the top of most people's list of resolutions. Exercise is great for our bodies, and we know it brings us a variety of benefits – our health improves, we have more energy, our mood lifts, we just FEEL HEALTHIER! The same goes for your cat. It's especially easy for indoor cats to become inactive and gain weight – and just as in humans – this can take a toll on their physical and mental health. The NoBowl Feeding System™ is a great way to make sure your cat gets the exercise he needs – while enjoying the thrill of the hunt.
2) Fight Boredom
When we're bored, we're less happy. The new year is a great opportunity to take up a fun new hobby, or spend more quality time with family and friends – you’re sure to feel better for it! Don’t overlook the fact that your cat can get bored, too. Just like you, they need ways to lead happier, more fulfilled lives. A boring environment can lead to problems such as anxiety, depression and destructive behaviors. The NoBowl Feeding System™ is a great way to enrich your cat's environment. You can also introduce items such as interactive toys, cat trees and tunnels … and don't forget to set aside some all-important playtime with your cat each day.
3) Eat Better
Most of us could benefit from eating better – but it can be tough to pass on our favorite treats and choose a healthy salad! We realize that our health is tied to eating better, and the new year is a great time to put some healthy eating habits in place. We all know that avoiding fatty, sugary and processed foods, and sticking to a healthy diet can prevent weight gain and health problems. And it's the same for our cats. Cats benefit from eating small, frequent, and healthy meals throughout the day, just like they would in nature. It is not natural for a cat to eat one or two large meals a day. If you're already using the NoBowl Feeding System™, you'll know the benefits include easier weight control and prevention of vomiting from gorging - "scarf and barf" - that can be a problem with bowl feeding.
Do you have a favorite New Year's resolution for cat parents we didn't mention? Let us know in the comments.