Hello my lovely human,
It’s me once again, your delightful feline, with some vital advice about cat treats. Yes, cat treats, those wonderful morsels I simply can’t do without.
You know this. However, I feel you need a little reminder because while I’m sufficiently satisfied with my food (for now), I’m feeling a little bored with the variety of treats. Frequency is also an issue, but we’ll get to that.
Let’s move on to the advice. I’ve worked hard on this, so consider it your (insert queen-like voice here) “Feline Diva’s Guide to Choosing Cat Treats.”
Your Feline Diva’s Guide to Choosing Cat Treats
1. Taste is of vital importance
Allow me to point out THE number one factor when choosing treats—taste, specifically MY tastes. You don’t know what I prefer you say? Well, yes my tastes sometimes change, but that’s no excuse. And really, you should know me well enough by now to read my subtle hints. But for now, I will skip the subtlety and be clear on some of my favorites… liver, catnip (duh), and salmon or any kind of fish. Chicken is OK too.
2. Variety keeps things interesting
I hear from my feline friends about the new types of cat treats they’re having, yet I’m not getting them at home. What do you have to say for yourself? I know you read about cat nutrition and healthy ingredients, etc., etc., but surely some of these treats fit the bill? Yes, organic and low-fat is fine, just bring one home and I’ll run it through my 10-point taste test. No guarantees it’ll pass.
3. Coat medical musts with delicious goodness
If I must take that nasty medicine, at least put it in those Pill Pockets or another tasty treat. Just make sure it’s extra delicious. Also, I prefer clean teeth and nice breath as much as you do, so I wouldn’t be averse to a few dental treats. They’re not just for dogs after all.
4. High frequency vs. moderation: the eternal cat-human dilemma
I know what those experts are telling you… give treats in moderation to avoid obesity, etc. This is one area where we’ll never agree, so how about a small agreement? (You would call it a compromise, but that word isn’t in my vocabulary.) I will agree to moderation as long as the treats are extremely delicious and given in a variety. Happy?
I think I’ve covered all of the key points… taste, variety, deliciousness, and moderation paired with deliciousness. All of this is to remind you of your responsibility to keep me happy with all of the indulgences to which I’m accustomed. Don’t forget!
Your loving and graceful cat diva.