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Keeping Your Cat Entertained

Have you ever caught your cat playing with something that isn’t a toy, like a bottlecap or rubber band? Is Fluffy just being frisky? Or is there a chance that she might be bored? Just like people, cats need entertainment and mental stimulation to stay content. Here, a Pineville, NC vet discusses keeping your kitty entertained.

Toys

Offer Fluffy plenty of fun toys to pounce on. Kitties all have their own unique tastes: some cats like catnip mice, while others prefer small balls. Try different things, to see what your furball likes best.

Window View

Even if your pampered pet wouldn’t know what to do if a mouse ran right in front of her, she’ll still instinctively enjoy watching small animals. Give your kitty a comfy window seat, and put a birdfeeder in her line of sight. Fluffy may spend hours just sunbathing and birdwatching!

Playtime

Spend a few minutes a day playing with your cat. Use interactive toys that you can control, like wand toys or laser pointers. Regular play sessions will keep Fluffy active, and offer her beneficial mental stimulation. Plus, this is a great way for you to bond with your kitty!

Kitty Garden

We recommend that cats live indoors. If Fluffy goes outside, she’ll be exposed to some very serious hazards, such as cars, weather, wild animals, and other kitties. However, your furball can still enjoy a little taste of nature. Set out some pet-safe plants for her to nibble on and hide behind. (Tip: check the ASPCA site here for suggestions.)

Purrniture

Although our feline overlords aren’t shy about getting comfortable on our furniture, Fluffy will appreciate having a few pieces made just for her. Get your kitty some fun cat furniture that encourages healthy activities, like jumping and climbing.

Technology

Fluffy must have some friends in the technology sector, as there are all sorts of neat gadgets made just for her. Order your furball some DVDs made for cats, so she can watch documentaries about birds or fish. Or, get your pet some robotic mice or mechanical laser pointers.

Stimulation

When you leave Fluffy home alone, turn a light and a radio on for her if you’ll be out after dark. The background noise will soothe her, so she doesn’t feel lonely.

Do you have questions about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your Pineville, NC pet hospital, today!

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