By Dr. Norette L. Underwood
5 Tips for Helping Your Cat Exercise
- Make sure kitty has things to climb on, like a multi-level cat tree or tower.
- Invest in a laser toy, either an inexpensive one, or something a bit more sophisticated like the Frolicat™ line.
- Choose toys and activities that appeal to your cat’s hunting instinct. Neko fly toys are on a wand with an interchangeable toy end. You can put feathers, flys, strings, etc for fun for your cat.
- Don’t overlook old standbys, like dragging a piece of string across the floor in view of your cat. Ping-pong balls are another oldie but goodie, along with bits of paper rolled into balls, and any light object that can be made to move fast and in unexpected ways.
- I also recommend walking your cat in nice weather using a harness. This gets him out into the fresh air, stimulates his senses and gets his paws in direct contact with the ground. An alternative is a safe, fully enclosed porch or patio area that prevents your cat from getting out and other animals from getting in.
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