It is time to set the record straight on cat care. Cats have the reputation of being a “low maintenance pet.” While caring for a cat can be simple and efficient, make no mistake, there is more to responsible cat care than food, water, and a litter box.
Let's face it: Modern life with cats has its downsides. Unfortunately, many cat owners have experienced these behaviors:
- Gobble up their food and then throw it right back up - (scarf and barf)
- Go to the bathroom outside of the litter box
- Wake you up at night to be fed
- Attack toes, ankles or other human body parts
- Fight with other cat housemates
- Wreck the furniture
- Get fat and sleep all day.
So, why are our cats doing these things? Simply, cats are misunderstood. Cats do not have a lot of ways to tell us what they need, and they are acting out. They are not being spiteful or angry or mean. Our cats are stressed from an environment that does not meet their needs, and this is how they are showing their stress.
What can this mean for our cats? Sadly, a stressed cat that is acting out can find itself in a life-threatening situation. The No. 1 cause of death for cats is euthanasia. And the No. 1 cause of euthanasia is a behavior problem (see the list above!) that becomes so unbearable to the human, that the cat is taken back to the shelter, where due to overcrowding, it is euthanized.
I am on a mission to prevent this. And you can join me, with Doc & Phoebe’s Indoor Hunting Feeder.
When we understand the natural needs of cats and give them what they need in our homes, they are happier and healthier. A happy, stress-free cat is much less likely to act out.
So, where do we start?
Cats are hunters. They are instinctively made to hunt, catch and play with many small meals a day, not gorge from a bowl. When cats are denied their natural feeding behavior, they redirect these unmet needs into the list that you see above.
Thanks to the Doc & Phoebe's Indoor Hunting Feeder, feeding cats from bowls will be a thing of the past. In two minutes a day, you can fill the five mouse shaped feeders and hide them around the home. Now your cat gets to hunt, catch and play with five small meals a day, just like it would in nature. It makes sense, right? Cats hunt mice, and it makes them happy and healthy.
Today more than 16,000 cats in 35+ countries have ditched the bowl, and are using Doc & Phoebe's Indoor Hunting Feeder to hunt for their food. In fact, the world renown International Veterinary Organization, iCat Care, awarded Doc & Phoebe with its prestigious Cat-Friendly Award.
Stay tuned for more blog posts on meeting the needs of your cat!