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Thomasina

Do some of the things your cats do seem, well, just plain weird. Thomasina shares her expert purrls of wisdom on cat behavior and why cats do the things they do from a cat's point of view.

Can Cats Go Green? The Definitive Guide To Shrinking Your Cat’s Carbon Pawprint

Can Cats Go Green? The Definitive Guide To Shrinking Your Cat’s Carbon Pawprint

Compared to humans and most dogs, we’re tiny. But for an animal with such little feet, your cat’s carbon pawprint is huge. According to a 2017 issue of Forbes Magazine, cats and dogs are responsible for about a quarter of the greenhouses gas emissions caused by animal agriculture. Can cats go green? Well, yes and no. We’re obligate carnivores and need protein from animal sources. But there are still ways to reduce our impact on the environment. Keep reading to find out what they are.

Do Cats Get Bored With Their Food?

Do cats get bored with their food? I certainly do! But preventing boredom isn’t the only reason why you should give your cat a variety of cat food brands and flavors.

 

Cats get bored with their food if they eat the same thing day after day.

Cats get bored with their food if they eat the same thing day after day.

Do cats get bored with their food, Thomasina? I just bought my cats a whole case of the food they’ve been eating for years. They ate three cans, and now they won’t touch it. Why are they being so stubborn?
— Frustrated

Hi, Frustrated…

Yes, cats get bored with their food. I don’t think your cats mean to be stubborn. They’re just tired of eating the same thing day after day. Like everyone else, we like some variety in our diets. When we eat outside, every bug doesn’t taste exactly the same and neither does every blade of grass or every mous…

Oh. My human typist just said I don’t need to share all the details about our outdoor diet. Guess I should concentrate on cat food. Having the same kind every day gets so tiresome, and eventually some cats get so bored with their food, they just don’t eat.



It’s Not Just That Cats Get Bored With Their Food

Whisker Fatigue | Are Your Cats’ Whiskers Feeling Overworked?

Did you know this? Our whiskers work sooo hard. But what causes whisker fatigue isn’t all the work they do, but the bowls our food is served in. Whisker fatigue can get so bad, it keeps some cats from eating.

Prevent whisker fatigue by giving your cat a wide, shallow food bowl.

You can prevent whisker fatigue by giving your cat a wide, shallow bowl.

Do cats really get whisker fatigue, Thomasina? What the heck is it???
— Puzzled Cat Mom

Hey, Puzzled Cat Mom!

I’m so glad you asked, because whisker fatigue, or whisker stress, is so common and so few humans are even aware of it. They put their cats’ food in deep, dark bowls, and then they wonder why the cats don’t eat. They don’t eat because the bowls make their whiskers work overtime and hurt!


How Whiskers Work