The price may seem a bit steep for another cat toy that’s just going to lie around on the floor doing nothing. But hey, isn’t your cat worth it? That $149 buys a robotic cat toy with artificial intelligence and its very own app.
Petronics introduced Mousr, its smarter-than-most-robotic-cat-toys, at Global Pet Expo last spring and left the event with high honors. It won both the American Pet Product Association’s Best New Cat Product Award for 2018 and the Fear Free Best Cat Enrichment Product award.
Playing Cat And (Robotic) Mouse
Do you dread taking your cat to the vet? You’re not the only one. Your vet might dread that visit as much as you and your cat do. But the American Association of Feline Practitioners is trying to change that with its Cat Friendly Practice program. And, according to a recent AAFP survey, catering to cats doesn’t just eliminate the dread. It’s good for business.
In the survey, 83 percent of the vets with a Cat Friendly Practice designation reported increased cat visits. And 61 percent said their practice revenue has grown since earning the designation.
Heck No, I Won’t Go
Back in the day, my cats and I loved finding a Drs. Foster and Smith catalog in our mailbox.
We thought there was way too much dog stuff, but we always found a few cat items to buy. Our first floor-to-ceiling cat tree came in a huge box from Drs. Foster and Smith.
That was before there was an Internet and online retailers. And more important to Drs. Foster and Smith, it was before there was a giant pet supply company called Petco.
Petco purchased Drs. Foster and Smith in 2015. It shut the company down last winter and moved its online services to Petco’s website.
Changing Times, Changing ‘Pet Parents’
Coming soon to the front of your cat food cans and bags: turmeric, honey and coconut. Think of them as biohacking for cats and the newest cat food trends to look for in 2019.
Biohacking for humans has been around for years, although many of us have never heard of it. The simple definition of biohacking is adding nutrients or more natural foods to your regular diet to improve your health and quality of life.
But like so many human food trends, biohacking is now making its way into the cat food market. Enter turmeric, honey and coconut.
Cat Food Trends – Ingredients With A Purpose