Last Updated on April 26, 2023 by Pets Feed
How do you know your cat loves you? Cats have special ways of showing their love: waiting patiently (or impatiently) for you at the door, following you from room to room, “helping” you with work or reading, or bringing you gifts. But how do you show your cat how much you love him? Here are 5 ways to not only express your love, but also make your cat love you even more.
5 – Cat and mouse games
Those claws aren’t there to wreak havoc on upholstery. A cat is a highly skilled hunter. They have an innate sense for combat with prey. And being a feline, your cat loves to hone those skills, especially with you as a training partner. Fortunately, this is easy to do. Toy mice, laser lights, strings—there are tons of cute, fun, and inexpensive toys available for kitties (which should be played with under your supervision, as strings can easily be ingested and cause medical emergencies). Not only do they keep your cat fit and healthy, but they provide both of you with quality “together time” that will make your cat love spending time with you.
4 – Cleaning
Cats are fastidious creatures. They are constantly grooming and washing their fur (notice how cats always smell good?). In fact, they like everything to be clean. But an indoor cat trusts you to help keep household items clean and smelling sweet. However, his most important area of cleanliness is the bathroom. Fortunately for you, this is easy: invest in a self-cleaning litter box or pick it up and clean it daily. A clean, odor-free litter box means everything to a cat, and she’ll love you for it.
3 – Snacks
Let’s face it, we all love to snack. But your cat depends on you to make the right decision when it comes to snack time, so be responsible. Human snack is not good for cats. Head to your local pet store and shop responsibly. Keep dry pellet snacks to a minimum and give your pet some lean protein instead. Your pet will go crazy for those freeze-dried chicken or lamb bits, and will reward you by living a longer, healthier life filled with love for you. You’ll also want to factor in the calories from treats and balance that with a smaller portioned meal. Gaining weight is much easier than taking it off, and obesity causes many medical problems.
2 – Snuggle Time
Cats love to snuggle. Whether on your lap or next to you, they love to cuddle up and purr. So when your cat is in “snuggle mode,” try to find a time to snuggle, maybe a gentle scratch behind the ears or a long petting session. Not only will you be rewarded for his love, but you will also find yourself relaxed, which is always a good thing.
1 – Show him love
It is not difficult to win the love of a cat. But to really deserve it, you have to do a few things. Fortunately, they are very easy to do. A safe, warm and comfortable place to sleep is a must. A box, cat bed, or comfy cushion is all a cat really needs (although it may depend on the breed of the cat). A high-quality diet devoid of by-products, regular visits to the vet, and someone who is always kind and loving are the only things a cat needs to feel truly loved. And the reward? You will have a kitty who thinks you are the center of his universe!
What are you waiting for? Go show your cat how much you care and enjoy the love you get in return.