Why your cat hunts even though she’s well-fed

You have a cat in your life who seems to enjoy hunting things from time to time. You’re a bit confused about this behavior since you’ve tried to ensure that your little fur ball always has plenty of fresh, tasty food to munch on. Why does she still insist on hunting?

While your pet’s wild ancestors may have utilized hunting as a way to keep themselves fed, your pet is likely taking part in this activity for different reasons. Your cat has a lot of instinctual desires, and chasing after things is one of them. This has served her ancestors well, and it likely gives your pet a desire to be active by stalking, running, and pouncing on some prey of her own. Your local vet clinic Ellicott City, MD can help you better understand what your pet needs from you.


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