10 things your pet loves
Cats and dogs are just like people. Like us, they love good food, naps or being active, and we all turn up our noses at tasteless meals, dull days and cold beds. But they absolutely love the following things!
Building nests to sleep in
Do you ever wonder why your dog turns around 20 times before lying down in their basket? They are making the ground 'flat' and spreading their scent. Not only does the area now smell like them, all that turning around has also given it the ideal temperature and shape for their body.
Dogs love watching TV! They can't see the images properly, but the light, sound and movement provide your dog with a mental stimulus. It could even tackle boredom.
Listening to music
Dogs are fascinated by sound and music seems to affect their emotions. Dogs can be soothed by classical music and become restless from heavy metal. They respond best to music featuring a voice.
A private dinner.
Dogs love eating alone. At mealtimes, they prefer to be left completely alone. For them, eating is a truly private moment.
Being near you.
Does your dog sometimes sit a bit too close to you or even on your feet? By sitting so close to you, they are showing other dogs that they have claimed this human and are spreading their scent on the pet parent.
Do cats have hobbies too? zzzzz.....yes!
Cats sleep between 12 and 16 hours a day. Being naturally night animals, they will do most of this during the day.
Washing and being washed
Paws, back, tail and back to the paws: by washing, the cat keeps its coat and skin clean and healthy. It also spreads important oils over the fur and relaxes your cat.
Sharpening claws on a scratching post
Scratching is another way they mark their territory using the scent glands in their paws. And a tall scratching post allows cats to really stretch out!
Cats can spend hours gazing out of the window at all that fluttering and chirping. No back or front garden? On YouTube, you can find videos with fluttering birds specially for cats.
You cat originated from a wild cat. The African Wild cat, the ancestor of the domestic cat, loves to stare at its prey or territory from trees. Your house tiger also loves looking down on its territory from a high vantage point. Climbing towers, the stairs and cupboards are ideal for this.
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