Every year, National Cat Day is celebrated on October 29th. As cat lovers, we can celebrate the cats in our lives by expressing our unconditional love and companionship. This can mean sharing a little extra time together, playing with a new favorite cat toy, and finding a new favorite premium, all-natural, tasty cat treat, like EcoTreats™ wild-caught sockeye salmon filet bits.
Observe National Cat Day By Preventing Common Challenges
Originally, National Cat Day was founded in 2005 by Colleen Page, a pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate, to help save the lives of at-risk cats. Since then, it’s helped to save the lives of over one million catsv and counting.
In 2018, an estimated 3.2 million cats are living in shelters, waiting for the perfect pet guardian to adopt them into their forever home. An incredible 860,000 cats are euthanized each year because they weren’t adopted in time. This is the perfect day to consider the top reasons a cat may be re-homed or sent to a shelter, then take precautions to ensure we have a forever home that’s built to last, forever.
The biggest reason cats are often rehomed is behavioral problems, such as being too aggressive, developing litter box aversion, and urine marking. For National Cat Day, consider setting a few behavior goals and begin training. Most don’t realize it, but cat training is possible, and even though it’s different from training a dog, it’s surprisingly simple. Check out our cat training series to learn more, Cat Training - It's Possible With These Three Tips, Part-One.
The next biggest reason cats are often rehomed is unexpected health problems. Preventative care is the number one way to ensure the health and wellbeing of our kitties. On this day, take the time to double check that Mr. Socks is up to date on all vaccines, schedule his annual, if needed, and double check that his food is giving him all the nutrition he needs. EcoDigestive™ probiotic and enzyme support formula for cats is the perfect way to supplement commercial pet food, which is not always easily digested and can often lack the essential enzymes needed to absorb the nutrients available in his diet.
We can do everything within our power to keep our pets safe, healthy, and happy. However, sometimes accidents happen, illnesses can occur, and old age can cause unexpected vet bills. Pet insurance can be the answer. Every fur-family should check out the Most Common Pet Insurance Myths and decide whether pet insurance is right for them. There are a lot of pros and if this small investment keeps Sergeant Fuzzy Boots with his forever family for … forever, it’s worth it.
National Cat Day is the perfect time to help the public understand the challenges associated with cat guardianship.
More resources for National Cat Day:
- “National Cat Day History, Tweets, Facts, & Quotes” WinCalendar
- “Pets by the Numbers” The Human Society
- Data from the National Kitten Coalition