Respect Your Cat Day

Respect Your Cat Day

March 28, 2023

Show your furry feline some love on Respect Your Cat Day - give them extra treats, a cozy spot to nap, and plenty of cuddles!

when is it?
March 28
United States
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 Timeline

<div id='' class='timeline-item'><p id='' class='timeline-year'>3500 BC</p><h3 id='' class='timeline-title'>Domestication of Cats</h3><p id='' class='timeline-text'>Cats were first domesticated in Egypt, and were revered for their ability to hunt mice and other pests.</p></div><div id='' class='timeline-item'><p id='' class='timeline-year'>1931</p><h3 id='' class='timeline-title'>First Cat Show</h3><p id='' class='timeline-text'>The first official cat show was held at the Crystal Palace in London, England.</p></div><div id='' class='timeline-item'><p id='' class='timeline-year'>1965</p><h3 id='' class='timeline-title'>Cat Fanciers' Association</h3><p id='' class='timeline-text'>The Cat Fanciers' Association was established in the United States, to promote the welfare of cats and to encourage the breeding and showing of pedigreed cats.</p></div><div id='' class='timeline-item'><p id='' class='timeline-year'>2013</p><h3 id='' class='timeline-title'>First Cat Cafe</h3><p id='' class='timeline-text'>The first cat cafe opened in Taipei, Taiwan, where customers can interact with cats while enjoying a cup of coffee.</p></div><div id='' class='timeline-item'><p id='' class='timeline-year'>2017</p><h3 id='' class='timeline-title'>Cat Convention</h3><p id='' class='timeline-text'>The first CatCon was held in Pasadena, California, as a two-day convention celebrating all things cat-related.</p></div>

How to Celebrate Respect Your Cat Day

<div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">1. </span>Make your cat a special treat</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-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 id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">2. </span>Take them to the vet</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-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 id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">3. </span>Give them extra cuddles</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-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 id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">4. </span>Buy them new toys</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-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 id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">5. </span>Create a special space for your cat</h3><p id="" class "celebrate-text">Create a special spot in your home that is just for your cat. Whether it's a cozy bed in the corner, or a window seat with a view, make sure it's comfortable for your kitty.</p></div>

Why We Love Respect Your Cat Day

<div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>A.</span>Cats are lovable</h3><p id='' class='matters-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 id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>B.</span>Caring for cats helps reduce stress </h3><p id='' class='matters-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 id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>C.</span>The bond between cats and people </h3><p id='' class="matters-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>

Fun Facts

1. Cats can't taste sweetness

Unlike humans and dogs, cats don't have taste receptors for sweetness. This is due to a genetic mutation that affects their taste buds, making them unable to detect sugar in their food.

2. Cats have a third eyelid

Known as the nictitating membrane, this third eyelid is a thin, translucent film that helps protect and lubricate the eye. It's more visible when a cat is unwell or experiencing eye irritation.

3. Cats can be right-pawed or left-pawed

Similar to human handedness, cats show a preference for using one paw over the other. Studies have found that female cats tend to be right-pawed, while males are more often left-pawed.

4. Purring has healing properties

Cats' purrs have a frequency between 25 and 150 Hertz, which is believed to promote tissue regeneration and healing. This means that when a cat is purring, it may not only be expressing contentment but also healing itself.

5. Cats can recognize their owner's voice

Although they might not always respond, studies have shown that cats can distinguish their owner's voice from a stranger's. They're more likely to react to their owner's voice, even if they don't always come running when called. 

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