Encouraging Your Cat to Exercise

Daily exercise sessions of 20 to 30 minutes will help keep your cat physically healthy and give her enough mental stimulation. Cat exercise sessions usually result in play and fun activities so, your cat has an opportunity to socialize and bond with you. Always use toys when playing with your cat. Otherwise she might bite or scratch you inadvertently if she becomes too excited. Choose toys that stimulate your cat’s hunting instinct such as a ball, laser pointer or a fishing rod toy with a feather lure. These toys will entice your cat to chase, pounce and jump. Your cat may like bringing toys back to you after you toss them over and over. Give your cat empty bags or boxes to use as lairs so she can ambush passing prey or squeaky toys. High perches encourage your cat to jump up and adds a little more exercise. Contact your pet clinic Michigan City, IN to learn more.


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