June is National Hug Your Cat Day!
We all know the power of a hug and how it makes us feel inside. Affection from a cat is very special because it indicates that your pet feels safe and loved – you are best friends! To honor this special bond between cat owners and their furry friends, June 4th has been declared National Hug Your Cat Day. This annual celebration is mainly recognized in the US; however, the news is spreading and other countries are beginning to participate.
How You Can Participate
In ancient Egypt, cats were revered and even worshipped as symbols of grace and poise. National Hug Your Cat Day is the perfect opportunity to put your cat on a pedestal and thank it for all those times it curled up next to you after a long day. Or provided you with entertainment and chuckles watching it playing. In addition to a cuddle, this is the perfect occasion to take care of your cat’s health and well-being. Call Whitworth Animal Clinic, serving Madison, Huntsville, and the surrounding North Alabama areas at (256) 830-1503 to schedule a preventive care visit for your cat today. Dr. Whitworth and his staff can assist you with the following:
- Pet Wellness medical checkup and vaccines
- Medical condition treatment and surgery
- Dental care
- Spay and Neuter
- Environmental enrichment
- Pet first aid
- Emergency go bag
- Adopt a cat
- Interact with shelter cats
- Contribute to animal welfare
- Promote anti-cruelty legislation
- Promote big cat conservation
The Science of a Hug
There appears to be strong evidence that having a pet can help a person lead a longer, healthier life. It’s a proven fact that giving hugs to animals can lower a person’s blood pressure and decrease stress levels. If you’re a cat lover, you can really appreciate the warm, cozy feeling you get when you curl up on a couch or chair, and hug your cat. The only problem is, your cat will most likely only allow a brief hug before sauntering away. If your cat is a true hugger, count your blessings!
That Special Connection
Cats of all ages exhibit certain behaviors that let us humans know exactly what they are thinking and how they feel. Purring, rubbing against us, head butts, meowing, licking, and treading lets us know that a cat is happy and seeking attention. Show your cuddly friend some love and give your cat a big, furry hug! Make every day a Hug Your Cat Day.