With all the new pet foods out on the market today, our pets are enjoying many of the perks that we do: organic meals, vegetarian selections, and health based mixes specifically designed for certain issues, like weight management and urinary health. Now more than ever, our pets are our family and we treat them in many ways the same we do our children.
Still, there is one thing that I don’t do, feed them breakfast. I mean I do give them food in the morning (and at night), but I don’t give them breakfast food specifically. So I was enthralled when I saw a breakfast food specifically for cats. Fancy Feast has a new breakfast line out called Fancy Feast Mornings Gourmet Cat Food which has the typical seafood flavored fare like salmon and trout, but it also has egg and garden veggies, which make it more breakfast-like. I gotta say I really like it. It makes sense to consider breakfast for our cats, especially since they are the first thing many of us owners think of in the morning.
Here are some estimates from Fancy Feast about how cats connect with us in the morning:
—More than 60 percent of cat owner respondents said their cats were most eager to get their attention in the morning so they could eat.
—Nearly 45 percent of cat owner respondents feed their cats first thing in the morning.
—More than 70 percent of cat owner respondents said they are awakened in the morning either by their cats or their alarm clocks.
—Among those who are awakened by their cats, more than 50 percent said their cats wake them up by meowing for their morning meals.