***Disclosure: I am working with Purina One and have been provided with food and tools to learn about the True Nature Of Cats. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.***
Have you ever wondered why your cat stalks moving shadows? Or pounces on their toys? These behaviors are a reflection of a cat’s natural instincts, and Purina ONE has made it its mission to educate on awakening cats’ True Nature in order to enrich their lives every day. As a blogger and cat owner to Bruiser, Purina ONE would like to invite you on a journey to discover YOUR cat’s True Nature.
So what exactly is the True Nature of Cats movement? By studying the habits of African wildcats (which is believed to be the closet relative of the domestic cat), Purina ONE identified several ways to help your cat be who they were born to be, including proper nutrition, like new Healthy Metabolism wet and dry formulas specially formulated for the changing nutritional needs of spayed and neutered cats, safe outdoor experiences like leash walking and purposeful play.
We are now on Week 4. You can go back and read all about Week 1 HERE, Week 2 HERE, and Week 3 HERE. While this may be the last week on the Journey it is definately not the end. I’ve learned a lot from Bruiser and I think he’s learned it’s still fun to play. Of course, he’s loving the attention and the food he’s had since we began. What have we been doing the past week?
• Stimulate your cat’s hunting instincts with a food scavenger hunt.
Bruiser had fun doing this. With regular food he wasn’t enjoying it so we hid some snacks with a bit of catnip in a few places and he was like a kitten running around. Meowing when he couldn’t find it and we would have to help him.
• Recheck your cat’s body condition score
Bruiser is still at a 7, but you can tell that he’s a little leaner with all the exercise he’s been getting.
•Create areas where your cat can see without being seen.
We used the Aussie Naturals Fun Tunnel.
Bruiser thought this was super cool. We would use the lights to get him to go inside, throw his cat nip toys in it and he played for hours! He’d even try to fit his bog body through one of the smaller holes. He literally wakes up and goes to play with this tunnel. Check out how much fun he has on our #vine Video:
Have you enjoyed our fun and journey with the True Nature of Cats? Purina One has launched its online True Nature Journal, which is an interactive guide designed to help people gain a deeper understanding of the true nature of cats. And how small changes in activity, environment and nutrition can help enrich the lives of the cats in our homes. The Journal also lets cat owners document their journey with notes and photos along with the ability to share their accomplishments with friends or members of the True Nature of Cats community. Link: www.purinaone.com/cat-journal Come back and let me know about your cats journey!