Every cat mom and cat dad is obsessed with their feline family members. After all, what’s better than coming home from a long day of work to a soft, cuddly cat to love and confide in? And while all cat parents adore their pet, they don’t all have the same parenting style.
Are you a homebody or an adventurer? Are you a hipster or a su-purr parent? Take this handy flowchart quiz to discover what type of cat parent you are—with the knowledge, of course, that there is no wrong way to parent a cat!
Let’s delve deeper to find out what this means about you and learn about the type of cat products that might suit your parenting style.
Super Cat Parents
Super parents take their cat mom and cat dad jobs very seriously. Nothing comes before your cat’s welfare, and you make sure your feline friend is living her absolute best life at all times.
You stay on top of pet food trends and feed a grain-free cat food diet, like Tiki Cat’s Queen Emma Luau canned cat food. You’re always prepared for whatever life might throw your way, and keep your Kurgo Pet First Aid Kit close by in case of a pet emergency. When it comes to cat litter, you opt for something that goes above and beyond, like BoxiePro Deep Clean clumping cat litter, which is formulated with probiotics to reduce the spread of germs.
As a super parent, you also know how to spoil your cat, and you make sure she has all of the cat supplies she could ever dream of, like the Catit Lounge Scratcher with catnip, which combines two of cats’ favorite things: catnip and scratching.
You definitely deserve a medal for all you do for your cat… or at least a World’s Best Cat Mom or Cat Dad mug.
Hipster Cat Parents
You were a cat mom or cat dad before it was cool! You’re always ahead of trends, and that means your cat is, too.
The latest gadgets? You got ’em, and so does your cat. You stay connected to your cool kitty all day with a pet cam, like the PetCube Play wifi pet camera, which comes with a built-in laser so you can play with your cat no matter how far away you are. You’ve even upgraded your cat’s litter box to an electronic one, like ScoopFree Ultra’s self-cleaning cat litter box, which automatically cleans pet waste 5, 10 or 20 minutes after your cat goes to the bathroom.
As someone who thrives off the fresh and original, you like trying new things and that includes experimenting with food your feed your cat. The Ziwi Peak Air-Dried mackerel & lamb cat food, for example, uses a gentle twin-stage air-drying process to naturally preserve all of the ingredients. Your friends’ cats have probably never heard of it.
Lastly, hipster cat parents have a unique sense of style, and that transfers over to your pet’s supplies. Your cat doesn’t just eat out of any old bowl. You serve her meals in PetRageous Designs’ Mon Ami oval cat dish, which features a hand-painted mustachioed cat sporting aviator shades. Pet bed? Please. Your cat lounges in her P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You teepee.
Adventurer Cat Parents
Adventurer cat parents are up for anything and ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Each day is filled with brand new, exciting possibilities, and you can’t wait to get outdoors to explore them all.
As an outdoor-loving individual, taking a stroll with your feline friend is a regular occurrence. And that’s pretty much impossible to do without the proper harness and leash, like a PetSafe Come with Me Kitty harness and bungee cat leash. You probably have one in every color.
You wouldn’t even consider going on a vacation without your cat, let alone a short trip to the bank. That’s why your car is always cat-ready, with a Petmate soft-sided pet kennel cab and carrier stashed in your back seat.
When traveling with your feline friend, you need to pack light. The Tidy Cats LightWeight 24/7 Performance clumping cat litter is the perfect choice to take with you on trips because it’s not as heavy to carry as some traditional litters.
So, where are you going on your next outing? For a hike? To the backyard? Wherever you go, your adventure cat will be by your side. Carpe diem!
Cozy Cuddler Cat Parents
The cozy cuddler cat parent is happiest at home, on the couch and under a fleece blanket, snuggled up with their favorite feline companion. A crackling fire, a good cat-inspired book and heading to bed at around 10 p.m. sounds like your idea of a perfect night. And your cuddly cohort completely agrees!
When friends ask you what your plans are for the weekend, your response is most likely staying in with your cat and sipping on some wine, probably out of kitschy cat-themed wine glass, like Susquehanna Glass’s “If You Don’t Talk to Your Cat About Catnip, Who Will?” stemless wine glass.
Your home is your sanctuary, and you go out of your way to make your home your cat’s sanctuary, too. That might mean getting her an enclosed cat litter box, like the New Age Pet ecoFlex litter loo and end table for added privacy, or by bringing the outdoors in with On2Pets Luxury Cat Tree. Why would you, or your cat, ever want to go anywhere else?
By: Katrina Rossos
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