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Keeping Kitty Amused

June 15, 2022

Cats are known for being fun and quirky pets. One reason Fluffy is so fun to have around is the fact that she has bursts of playfulness. It’s always adorable when a kitty decides to attack a bottlecap or pounce on someone’s shoelace! Actually, keeping your furry buddy entertained is very important. A local Porters Lake, NS vet lists a few ways to do that below.

Window Seat

Our feline buddies are best off staying indoors; the outside world is quite dangerous for these curious little furballs! However, you can give your inquisitive little pet a taste of nature. Birdwatching is a very popular kitty pastime. Offer Fluffy a comfy window seat, where she can relax and spy on birds and squirrels.

Toys

First and foremost, be sure to give your feline friend plenty of playthings. Cats actually do have specific preferences here! One kitty may like balls, while another may prefer crinkly toys. Pay attention to what your cute pet likes best! (Also, remember to retrieve Fluffy’s playthings from beneath the couch regularly.)

Playtime

While it’s important for Fluffy to have some things she can use by herself, interactive play is much more fun for her. Take time to play with your cat every day! This can be as simple as keeping a laser pointer handy while you’re relaxing and watching TV.

Boxes

Kitties may love being pampered, but fortunately for us they don’t have expensive taste. Remember to give Fluffy the occasional box or paper grocery bag (without handles) to explore and conquer.

Automated Toys

While Fluffy is still happy with classic kitty toys, like catnip mice, she also enjoys more modern playthings. You can get all sorts of fun gadgets for your furball! These may include things like remote-controlled mice, mechanical swimming fish, and automated laser pointers.

Non-Toys

On the other end of the spectrum, some of our feline overlords just prefer to keep it simple. Give Fluffy things like crumpled-up paper balls and the occasional bottlecap or ice cube to bat around.

Games

Did you know you can download games and apps for Fluffy to play with on your phone or tablet? This is a good way to get some extra use out of older devices after you’ve upgraded.

Please call us with any questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care. As your Porters Lake, NS animal clinic, we’re here to help!

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