Keeping Your Cat Active For A Healthy Weight
Cats are a very inquisitive and curious species and all of you cat owners out there can certainly agree about their curious nature. Because of this nature it is very important to keep your cat active throughout the year. This is especially important if you have a house cat that isn’t allowed out to roam during the day. By not keeping your cat active you could find that he or she might become overweight due to a lack of exercise and activity. Without enough play and exercise your cat could even become depressed as its mind is not getting enough stimulation. As a pet parent, this is not something that you would like to see in an otherwise happy and inquisitive animal.
Here are some methods to help with keeping your cat active, as well as ways to entertain your favorite pet:
- Take a visit to the local pet store and purchase a selection of great toys to help alleviate your cats boredom and to encourage an active lifestyle. Select toys where your cat would have to solve a puzzle of some sort in order to be rewarded. Not only have you kept your cats mind active, you have also encouraged him or her to partake in some exercise of one form or another.
- Buy your cat a collar and leash and take him or her out on a little walk around the neighborhood or around the local park. You could even go on a little jog as well if your cat would be up to the task. Be sure to reward your kitty with an excellent treat to encourage this positive behavior.
- You could purchase a small mouse toy or a toy of similar size that interests your cat and stuff it with a few treats if possible. After filling the toy, attach a string and drag it around the house or the garden (this could be a great task for the kids to do). This encourages their natural behavior to be proactive in hunting and stalking their food.
- Lastly you could train your cat to perform a trick or to do a specific task using a clicker and subsequently reward them when they complete the task. This will not only keep your cats mind active and engaged, it will also provide a starting point to further train your cat.
Be sure to try and engage with your cat as often as you can to keep him or her active and engaged throughout the day, PetAG has a great range of treats and healthy foods such as CatSlim for you to help your cat regain their healthy weight.