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Keeping Your Cat Active

November 1 2017

Do you have a kitty? If so, there’s a good chance that your feline buddy is asleep right now. Cats certainly do take their beauty rest seriously! While Fluffy’s napping addiction may be cute, it does make it easy for her to get out of shape. Since you probably won’t have a lot of luck getting your drowsy pet to do stair runs, you may need to trick, tempt, and bribe her into staying active. A Cherry Hill, NJ vet offers some suggestions on how to do that in this article.


First and foremost, make sure that your furry pal has lots of fun toys to pounce on and knock under the couch. Cats all have their own purrsonal preferences about toys. Some like catnip birds, some like little balls, and others like squeaky toys. Offer your kitty a variety, and see what she likes best. You can also find all sorts of cute modern playthings, such as robotic mice, automated laser pointers, and even mechanical fish. Change your pet’s playthings out regularly to keep things fresh and interesting for her.

Kitty Furniture

Get your feline friend some furniture that encourages her to stay active. Cat towers are great, because they offer kitties a jungle gym, scratching post, napping spot, and vantage point, all in one. Wall-mounted furniture is also a good option.


Did you know that taking time to play with your cat every day is one of the best things you can do for her? A fun session of Catch The Red Dot or Pounce on The Squeaky Toy will give Fluffy a pretty decent little workout, and will also benefit her mentally. Even a few minutes of playing will be beneficial. Plus, it will be fun for you, too! It’s hard not to smile when watching a frisky kitty pounce and jump.


While getting a second furball is definitely not an across-the-board recommendation, it may be a good option for some. If your kitty is still quite young, and doesn’t have any buddies to play with, she may enjoy having a friend to chase around and snuggle up to. Just be sure to consider the age, health, history, and temperament of both cats before making a final decision.

Do you have questions or concerns about your kitty’s health or care? Please contact us, your Cherry Hill, NJ animal clinic, today!

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