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Respect Your Cat Day

Show your furry feline some love on Respect Your Cat Day - give them extra treats, a cozy spot to nap, and plenty of cuddles!
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March 28
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Celebrate Respect Your Cat Day on March 28 with some extra love and attention for your feline friend! This special day was created to recognize cats as sentient beings who deserve respect and compassion. It's also a great opportunity to show appreciation for all the ways they enrich our lives, from their playful antics to their purrs of contentment.

History of Respect Your Cat Day

Respect Your Cat Day Dates

Respect Your Cat Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>7000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Domestication of Cats</div><div class='timeline-text'>Archaeological evidence shows that cats were first domesticated in the Near East around 7000 BC.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2500 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cats in Ancient Egypt</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cats were revered and even worshipped in Ancient Egypt from around 2500 BC.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cats in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>European settlers brought domestic cats to North America in the 1700s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1964</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Cat Cafe</div><div class='timeline-text'>The world's first cat cafe, "Cat Garden," opened in Taipei, Taiwan, promoting the idea of cat-human companionship.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise in Indoor Cats</div><div class='timeline-text'>The trend of keeping cats indoors for their safety and well-being became popular in the United States during the 1980s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of Respect Your Cat Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Respect Your Cat Day was established, encouraging people to show extra love and respect towards their feline companions.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Respect Your Cat Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your cat a special treat</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Show your cat how much you care by making them a special treat that they'll love. Whip up some tuna and salmon treats, or try making some homemade cat nip treats.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take them to the vet</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Is it time for your cat's annual checkup? Make sure they get all their shots and vaccinations, as well as any other tests they need to stay healthy.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Give them extra cuddles</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Cats love cuddles, so give them extra attention today. Take some extra time to brush and pet them, or just sit and let them purr in your lap.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Buy them new toys</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Treat your cat to a few new toys to keep them entertained throughout the day. You can find all kinds of fun cat toys online or at your local pet store.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Respect Your Cat Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cats are lovable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Cats have a special way of knowing when we need a hug or just some love and affection. They can be goofy, cuddly and sometimes demanding but no matter what they always show us how much they care!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Caring for cats helps reduce stress</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's nothing quite like snuggling up with your furry friend to release stress and find inner peace. Also, research has also found that petting cats can help lower blood pressure and increase feelings of joy and calmness in its owners.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>The bond between cats and people</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The relationship between people and cats is like no other, it's special because of how honest the two species are with one another. Through gestures like head bumps, purrs, gazing into each other’s eyes, or simply sitting together on the couch cats show us just how much they revere us in return!</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Cats that Will Make you Respect Them

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cats can rotate their ears up to 180 Degrees</h3><p class='facts-content'>Cats have unusually flexible ears that can independently move, allowing them to discern noise from multiple directions up to 180 degrees.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cats can make over 100 Vocal Sounds</h3><p class='facts-content'>Cats can meow, purr, hiss, squawk, chirp, and growl, just to name a few. They have a wide range of vocalizations to express many different moods and emotions.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cats Have Excellent Memories</h3><p class='facts-content'>Studies have shown that cats have strong memories, and can recall certain people, experiences and scents for many years.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cats Help Their Owners Reduce Stress</h3><p class='facts-content'>Research has shown that having a pet cat can reduce stress and increase feelings of wellbeing and companionship.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cats are Natural Hunters</h3><p class='facts-content'>Cats are an efficient predator, able to hunt and catch small prey like birds, rodents, and even insects with skillful coordination and speed.</p></div></div>

Respect Your Cat Day FAQs

When is Respect Your Cat Day?

Respect Your Cat Day is celebrated on March 28th every year. In 2024, Respect Your Cat Day will fall on a Thursday.

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