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Tips for Playing With Your Cat

January 01, 2020

Does your feline friend love pouncing on toys or batting at little balls? Fluffy is super cute when she is feeling playful. As it turns out, those adorable kitty shenanigans are really good for your pet. Playing helps kitties stay in shape physically. It also offers them beneficial mental stimulation. In fact, one of the best things you can do for your cat is to play with her regularly. While it’s important for your furball to have toys she can use by herself, she’ll have much more fun playing with you. A local Downingtown, PA vet offers tips on playing with your furry pal in this article.

Make It Routine

Try to make kitty playtime part of your normal daily routine. If you like to wind down after a long day by watching TV, keep a few cat toys near your favorite chair.

Let Fluffy Win

Cats are very emotional, and can be a bit egotistical. Make sure to let your feline buddy ‘catch’ her prey sometimes. Fluffy may get discouraged if she never wins!

Change Toys Out

As the saying says, variety is the spice of life. Change your kitty’s toys out regularly to keep things fun and fresh for her. Some cats have specific preferences for playthings. Pay attention to what your pet seems to like best.

Discourage Rough Play

Kitties are predators by nature, so they are instinctively driven to want to hone their hunting skills. Sometimes they like to practice on their humans. This may be cute when Fluffy is a kitten, but it isn’t cute in adult cats. Those little claws are sharp! If your feisty feline attacks you, tell her ‘No’ in a firm tone. Then, walk away and ignore her for a while.

Don’t Play Favorites

Do you have more than one kitty? Be sure to spend equal time playing with Fluffy and Mittens. Otherwise, your pets may get jealous of one another.

Have Fun

You may find that playing with your cat is just as much fun for you as it is for her. This is definitely an adorable way to spend some quality time with your feline buddy! It will also help Fluffy feel loved and safe, which will help keep that little motor going.

Please contact us, your Downingtown, PA vet clinic, for all your cat’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help! 


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