Sunday, April 18, 2021
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Are dog’s holders happier than cat’s owners?

People say dogs are a man’s ally, 

According to the General Social Survey (GSS) at the University of Chicago 36% percent of dog holders report being, “very happy” compared to 18% percent of cat owners.

Having a dog might not be the only source of happiness but according to Washington Post, dog holders are more willing to get married and own homes than cat owners, in other words, dogs contribute toward life satisfaction.

Moreover, a recent study of 2,000 adults found that dog holders walk around 870 miles (ca. 1,400 km) a year which allows them to be fitter than non-dog holders, and they have overall improved levels of the condition and reduced stress levels.
Also, another study in 2016 found that dog holders scored higher on all aspects of well-being compared to those with cats. In addition to this, analyses have claimed that owning a pet can improve the vessel health and lower symptoms of depression.

However, cat holders shouldn’t be disappointed. surveys have shown that the fact of owning a pet any pet, increases mental and physical human beings.
A survey of 1,000 dogs and cats’ holders over the age of 55 found that pet owners are happy in their jobs, whereas, others said they never felt lonely thanks to their pet.

Feeding your Cat naturally

Cat eating from his bowl on the ground.

Cats are actually true carnivores, so they thrive best on a meal of little mice bones and birds’ bones and all of this is a perfect diet for them.

Many people don’t like the idea of the raw diet because they’re worried about bacteria growing on the food as well as possible parasites that might be in the food, but if you decide to feed a raw food diet you have to be very careful of the source of your raw food.

Feeding something like a rabbit thigh, turkey legs or whole Birds can be purchased from certain trusted suppliers.

In fact, there are companies now that make prepackaged raw diets that you can just stick in the freezer, and then when it’s time for your cat to have a diet you can just pull them out and put those in the bowl, another thing that you can do is to purchase high-quality nutrition all-natural cat food, but we definitely recommend canned cat food.

Many years ago we used to think that dry food was actually better for cats, but in reality, a lot of dry foods are primarily carbohydrates and carbohydrates are just sugars that stick to the teeth and cause tartar just the same as if you are eating a Captain Crunch cereal every day, and not brush your teeth, so dry foods are not excellent for cat’s teeth.

Also, when you’re choosing a canned food always read the label, if it sounds like something you might yourself eat that’s probably a little better food than something else.

Finally, you can get a lot of recipes from books preferably those written by nutritionists or by veterinarians that can guide you.

Do cats get Dementia?

 One of the questions that many cat owners ask, do cats get dementia?

In fact, they do get a sort of dementia just as people can have some brain changes as they age.

Unfortunately, it can happen to our older kitties too, so if you have an older kitty that suddenly having some differences in their behavior that you’ve never seen before such as obsessive and compulsive about different areas in the house or being aggressive suddenly, house soiling, or even hiding or showing levels of anxiety by separating themselves out from the rest of the family.

Indeed, all of those things in an older cat can indicate possibly the onset of some cognitive dysfunction. So, if you are seeing that in your cat, the first thing to do is definitely go to your veterinarian and do a good physical exam and blood checking. If all is good, then discuss how the behaviors are with your veterinarian, if they are mild symptoms that are just starting to concern,  something like melatonin grapeseed extract is a great antioxidant and vitamin E also can be very helpful to slow down the cognitive dysfunction and the brain changes that are going on.