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Cat Q&A: What Makes TEMPTATIONS™ Treats So Irresistible?

Hey, humans! You know, a lot of my feline friends complain that their biped pals don’t comprehend the full greatness of TEMPTATIONS™ treats. We fear you aren’t using your fancy opposable thumbs to give us enough. This is cat-astrophic news!

I know you don’t have our super-capable hearing, but you need to listen to me on this: We love TEMPTATIONS™ treats. Love ’em. But don’t worry, we won’t hold this treat shortage against you —  you’re limited enough already, being human and all. So, to help both you and us get more TEMPTATIONS™ treats in our lives, I’m answering questions from people who need a helping paw from a true treat expert.

Why does my cat get excited when I shake a bag of TEMPTATIONS™ treats?

Why do we like napping in a spot of sunshine? Why are cardboard boxes so darn fascinating? Why do we sit on your laptop when you’re trying to work? All of these things make cats happy! When we hear that sound, we know TEMPTATIONS™ treats are seconds away. (Don’t tell any felines I told you this, but “the shake” is so irresistible to us that it can even be used to train cats. Please use this knowledge responsibly, humans.)

With so many flavors of TEMPTATIONS™ treats, how will I know my cat’s favorite?

Wow, with such a big brain, you should be able to figure this one out: Let your cat try them all! You’ve got savory flavors like beef, chicken and turkey, not to mention mouthwatering seafood flavors like tuna, shrimp, lobster and more. How about dairy? A timeless flavor! Oooh, and don’t forget catnip.

There’s a good chance your cat will have lots of favorites, so check out all the TEMPTATIONS™ ShakeUps and TEMPTATIONS™ MixUps treats with multiple flavors in one bag. Better yet, just clear a shelf in the pantry and stock one of everything. Yeah, just do that.

Why do TEMPTATIONS™ treats have a crunchy outside and soft inside?

That satisfying crunch! Oh, we love the sensation and all the flavors. Plus, the crunchy outside can help clean our teeth;  I love flashing my pearly whites now and then to Cranky, the dog next door, to remind him who’s boss on this block. And the soft insides? Mmm-mmm-meow. We crave that tasty filling. It all works so well together. TEMPTATIONS™ classic treats are irresistible.


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Can I get TEMPTATIONS™ treats that aren’t crunchy?

Yes. Next question! Oh, wait — I get paid by the word. In treats. I just thought of more to say: Your cat will love the soft, savory flavor of TEMPTATIONS™ Meaty Bites treats for a chewy snack that’s just as delectable as the crunchy varieties. Plus, they’re loaded with tender meat or fish flavor to cater to your carnivorous side. And let’s not forget TEMPTATIONS™ Creamy Purrrr-ée lickable treats — these versatile, velvety smooth delights will have any cat licking their chops. (Cha-ching!)

Are TEMPTATIONS™ treats good for my cat?

I’m not going to pretend I wrote this: TEMPTATIONS™ treats are 100% nutritionally complete and balanced for adult maintenance. Not sure what it means, but I’ve been told it makes sense to humans. I said it in exchange for stock in the company … nah, I’m just kidding! Cats have no use for such things — we have a “stalk” market, but it’s mostly houseflies and laser dots.

Do TEMPTATIONS™ treats have a lot of calories?

Nope. Two calories per piece — even the bigger TEMPTATIONS™ JUMBO Stuff treats! And I know two isn’t much because I learned way higher numbers back in kitten-garten. So, don’t hold out on your cat. I mean, don’t fill their food dish with treats or anything, but don’t worry about turning your best pal into a throw pillow, either.

“Shood kats even get treets? They don’t smile or fetch or nuthin’.”

Nice try, Cranky. Look, we know the rumors, so don’t pay attention to what dogs are saying about us — we cats are deeply emotive and affectionate.  We’re jazzed when you make time to play, we appreciate the litter pan cleanings and we miss you when you’re not home. Unlike dogs, though, you have to earn our love, and TEMPTATIONS™ treats will get you a long way —  those treats are so tasty!

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    5 Weird Cat Behaviors Explained

    Let’s face it:  Our feline friends can be real weirdos at times. But most cat parents adore their odd yet endearing behavior. Plus, it keeps things entertaining around the house! Check out our list of five mystifying cat behaviors and why they do them.

    1. Kneading

    A lot of cat parents call this behavior “making biscuits” because it looks like a baker kneading dough. According to, when cats knead by rhythmically pressing down with one paw and then the other, it usually signals happiness. Not all cats do it, but those that do usually knead soft blankets, pillows, other animals or (of course) their owner’s lap! A lot of felines also soothingly purr at the same time.

    Kittens instinctively knead their mother to get milk flowing, but why do adult cats do it? According to, pet experts think it’s a way to show contentment, display affection and mark a person, object or another animal with the scent glands in their paws. While it’s usually a sign of love, some cats also knead to calm themselves if they’re feeling a little stressed or anxious. Whatever the reason, though, one thing’s for sure: Cat parents usually enjoy their kitty massages!

    2. Going Bums Up

    When you stroke your cat’s back or brush them, do they suddenly go into elevator-butt position (yep, that’s really what it’s called!) by lowering their front end, raising their hindquarters high and pointing their tail straight up? If so, this is your cat’s way of saying, “That’s the spot!” It’s how your cat lets you know you’re scratching them in juuuust the right place — usually at the base of their tail — and that they want you to keep doing what you’re doing!

    Sometimes your cat might stick their elevator-up backside in your face. And while it might seem a little rude, it’s actually a friendly gesture that tells other cats your kitty feels secure and is kindly offering up the chance for a butt sniff. (Which, like with dogs, is 100% normal.) The good news? You don’t have to take them up on the offer; you can just keep scratching instead.

    3. Squeezing into Small Spaces


    “If I fits, I sits” isn’t just an online phenomenon; it’s a way of life in the cat world. That’s because felines love to squeeze themselves into and sleep in tight spaces like bathroom sinks, baskets, bags, bookshelves or, of course, B-O-X-E-S! They may even choose a cardboard container over an expensive, comfy cat bed. Why? Because they like the security and warmth these places provide. According to, some pet experts consider cats’ love of tiny spaces to be a nod to their wildcat ancestors that hid and slept in small, enclosed places as a way to avoid predators and stalk prey.

    4. Chattering


    When your cat sees a bird outside the window, they might chatter at it. Chattering is a distinctive, repetitive clicking sound made from a combination of lip smacking and your cat rapidly vibrating their lower jaw. This odd behavior looks like teeth chattering, and a lot of cats also sprinkle in soft, birdlike “chirp” sounds.

    This strange cat trait is thought to be a mix of predatory excitement and frustration at not being able to get to the bird that’s making them cuckoo. also reports that some animal behaviorists even think the chattering sound mimics a “killer bite” used to break the bones of prey. (Wow! Who knew Fluffy was so ferocious?!)

    Regardless of the exact reason cats chatter at birds, most feline parents find it hilarious and worthy of a social share.

    5. Being Terrified of Cucumbers


    Who knew such an unassuming fruit (yes, fruit!) could strike so much fear into most cats? The internet is packed with videos of unsuspecting cats shooting straight in the air and fleeing from a cucumber secretly placed behind them.

    But have you ever wondered why most cats react this way? Animal behaviorists have a couple of leading theories for the “cucumber cat phenomenon.” Most agree that cucumbers look like snakes, which cats are instinctively scared of. Another theory is that they’re reacting to an unexpected object suddenly showing up behind them.

    Whatever the reason cucumbers make a cat’s blood run cold, we don’t recommend pulling this prank on your poor cat — your little furball could get hurt! (Plus, you can already find plenty of videos to get your “scaredy cat vs. cucumber” fix.)