There is a holiday for everything! Have you heard of National Meow Like a Pirate Day? September 19, we get to celebrate the felines in our lives!
What is National Meow Like a Pirate Day?
Today we celebrate National Meow Like a Pirate Day. We get to honor our cats today by remembering the roles they played in history. Cats are a sign of good luck, and believed to be good luck for pirates too! That is why they were brought aboard their pirate ships. It was thought cats would ward off the evil spirits of the fallen pirates lost at sea. And of course, they helped with keeping the rats at bay.
The cats' mysterious, independent personalities make them the perfect companion for the pirates on a ship. Another reason pirates and cats make a great match is their predatory natures; they use the element of surprise to attack their enemy.
When it comes to piracy, captains and their buccaneers didn't have time to wonder where their ship cat was as they plundered their victims, so they are fantastic to have aboard a ship whenever they set sail.
A cat's independent nature makes them attractive as pets today. Many aren't very needy. They go about their business, chasing mice and insects and protecting your home.
Different Ways to Celebrate National Meow Like a Pirate Day
Play Cat Dress Up
On September 19, you get a full pass to dress your cat like a pirate and post it to social media for all your friends to see. Get creative with homemade hook hands, eyepatches, peg legs (of course, keep your cat's safety the top priority though), and have a quick photo shoot.
Throw a Pirate Party
It's not often you get to throw a party with a theme as unique as today's celebration. Bring out the grog, don't forget the feline friends' treats, and spend your evening grunting and growling and cursing the landlubbers. All in a cat-like tone as well, of course.
Adopt a cat
The real treasure of the day is to raise awareness about pet and cat overpopulation. So while the pirates of lore may not have been as keen on giving a cat a lovely, warm, dry home, you certainly can. Look into your local shelters to learn more about how you can help save a life.
Salmon Oil for Cats
Adopt a cat and keep them healthy and strong with Vital Pet Life's Salmon oil for cats
Salmon oil can offer several benefits for cats when included in their diet. Here are some of the advantages:
Promotes a healthy coat and skin: Salmon oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These fatty acids help nourish the skin and coat, reducing dryness, itchiness, and flakiness. Regular consumption of salmon oil can result in a softer, shinier coat and may alleviate certain skin conditions in cats.
Supports joint health: Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, which can be beneficial for cats with joint issues, such as arthritis. Salmon oil can help reduce joint inflammation, improve mobility, and provide relief from discomfort associated with joint problems.
Enhances immune function: The omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon oil can help support a cat's immune system. They have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can strengthen the immune response, potentially reducing the risk of certain diseases and improving overall health.
Supports cardiovascular health: The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon oil have been shown to have positive effects on cardiovascular health. They can help regulate blood pressure, reduce blood clot formation, and improve overall heart function in cats.
Promotes brain development and cognitive function: DHA, one of the omega-3 fatty acids present in salmon oil, plays a crucial role in brain development and function. Providing a source of DHA, such as salmon oil, to kittens and older cats may help support cognitive function and brain health.
Supports eye health: DHA is also beneficial for maintaining healthy eyes and vision. Including salmon oil in a cat's diet can contribute to proper eye development and help prevent certain eye conditions related to aging.
It's important to note that while salmon oil can provide these benefits, it should be used as a supplement and not as a replacement for a balanced diet. Consult with your veterinarian before introducing any new supplements to your cat's routine to ensure it aligns with their specific dietary needs and health condition.
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