Do you keep your kitty inside? If so, that’s great! Cats are both safer and healthier living indoors, where they aren’t exposed to the hazards posed by cars, predators, weather, and other dangers. That said, it is very important to make sure that Fluffy is getting enough stimulation and entertainment. Believe it or not, cats can get bored! Here, a Cherry Hill, NJ vet discusses keeping your kitty happy indoors.
Make sure Fluffy has lots of fun toys to amuse herself with. In addition to classic toys, like catnip mice or plastic balls, you can pamper your pet with something new, like catnip bubbles or a robotic mouse. It’s also important for you to take time to play with your kitty every day.
Although technically cats are carnivores, many of them do enjoy nibbling on plants. Fluffy also likes to hide behind potted plants, and dash out at unsuspecting passers-by. Set out some nontoxic plants for your frisky pet. You can find a full list of pet-safe plants at the ASCPA website.
Room With A View
Cats can spend hours just watching birds and squirrels. Give your kitty a comfy window seat with a good view. (Tip: adding a birdfeeder to your yard will make this much more interesting for Fluffy!)
Kitties love to explore nooks and crannies. Get some fun cat furniture for your furball to climb on and investigate. Cat towers are great, but you can also get Fluffy pet tents or condos, or a fun activity center. Your furry buddy may also enjoy conquering the occasional box or paper grocery bag. Wall-mounted furniture is another good option, especially for apartments.
Keep your cat’s comfort in mind. On hot or cold days, leave your climate control on for her, and turn a light on if you’ll be out after dark. Fluffy may also find the sound of voices and music soothing, so leave a TV or radio on as well.
If you have the space, consider making a kitty run in your yard. You may even be able to train your feline pal to walk on a leash, though this isn’t going to be a popular option for all cats. Ask your vet for recommendations.
Do you have questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care? Contact us, your Cherry Hill, NJ animal clinic, today!