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Entertaining Your Cat

May 15, 2017

Did you know that cats can get bored? While Fluffy may enjoy doing nothing, she does need mental stimulation to stay healthy and happy. Keeping your feline pal amused is very important! Read on as a local Thorold, ON vet offers some tips on entertaining your kitty.

Classic Toys

Classic cat toys, like catnip mice, will probably never lose popularity with our furry friends. Every cat has their own unique tastes. For instance, some kitties like catnip mice, while others prefer wand toys. Try a few different things to figure out what Fluffy likes. Just be sure to choose only safe, suitable toys.

Modern Options

It seems our feline friends have a few fans in the technology sector, as there are all sorts of new options for keeping your kitty amused. You can spoil your cat with robotic mice, catnip bubbles, or automated laser pointers. Another option is to download some apps for Fluffy to play with on your phone or tablet. You can even offer your furball some DVD’s made just for kitties!

Kitty Garden

Cats are much safer indoors, where they aren’t exposed to the dangers posed by cars, predators, and other hazards. However, there’s no reason your kitty can’t have the best of both worlds. Give Fluffy a taste of nature by setting out some cat-safe plants for her to hide behind and nibble on. You’ll find a full list of nontoxic plants at the ASPCA website.

Window Seat

Many of our furry friends love birdwatching. Fluffy may spend hours just spying on local wildlife and daydreaming about being a ferocious hunter. Offer your kitty a comfy window seat. To make this even more fun for your cute pet, put a birdfeeder in her line of sight. Instant happy cat!

Playtime

Take time to play with your feline buddy regularly. The few minutes you spend holding a laser pointer or dangling a feather toy just may be the highlight of Fluffy’s day!

Furniture

Cats certainly don’t mind ‘borrowing’ our things, but they will really benefit from having some items they don’t have to share. Cat towers are a wonderful option. A good kitty tower will offer Fluffy a napping spot, jungle gym, and scratching post, all in one.

Please contact us, your local Thorold, ON animal clinic, with any questions about your cat’s health or care. We are here to provide excellent care!

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