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Keeping Your Cat Active Mentally and Physically

CatBlogNov15

Kittens and cats are curious by nature. Finding activities to keep them mental and physically is a challenge, but essential to the health and wellbeing of your favorite feline friends.

Feeding

Those “don’t play with your food” rules don’t apply to cats. Puzzle feeders and find-a-treat games are perfect for getting your cats to use their natural hunting instincts. Hiding small treats, small mice or ball toys around the home gives them a surprise treat throughout the day and keeps them active by searching for more.

Playtime

Interactive playtime twice a day also helps with that hunting instinct and provides exercise too. Use a wand that has a string with feathers, ribbons or a mouse on the end to entice kitties to follow you through the house. Be sure to let them “catch the prize” so they stay interested. Change out the toys periodically to keep boredom at bay.

Socialization

Cats are social creatures so having another cat in the home provides companionship when you’re not at home. It’s also a good idea to begin socializing kittens to guests at a young age. Take the time to introduce your new kittens to visitors so they won’t become stressed and try to hide.

Grooming

Besides reducing shedding, grooming also strengthens the human/animal bond and socializes you cat. Grooming should be done at least weekly for a healthy coat and cleaner home.

Climbing

Kitty condos and window perches are perfect for cats that love to climb and view the world from above. Be sure to use a condo with plenty of perches. Give them a change of view by moving the perch to different windows.

Hide and Seek

“If I fits, I sits” is a true statement for all felines. Empty boxes and paper bags provide hiding places for your cat to make sneak attacks on anyone brave enough to approach.  

Check out Coastal Pet’s offering of toys that are sure to keep your cats entertained for hours and grooming tools that will reinforce your bond with your favorite felines.