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Is Your Cat Climbing the Wall?

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It’s the time of year when it’s more comfortable to be inside, warm and comfy.  It can also be the time we can be prone to boredom eating.  Boredom eating isn’t just for humans, it can impact our pets too.

Does your cat have a habit of asking for food when you’re at home, not necessarily because he’s hungry, but because he’s bored?  If so, there are some things you can do to curb the boredom.  Try a treat/puzzle ball that your cat has to solve in order to get his treats or food.  This will stimulate his mind, and give him some physical exercise too.

Another way to curb boredom is investing in cat furniture.  A cat tree, cat condo  or scratching post gives your kitty the chance to climb, explore, scratch and stretch.  There are many designs available at various price points.  Be sure the furniture you pick is safe, with no exposed nails or rough edges.

There are also a host of different toys to engage your cat’s interest.  Plastic grocery bags, empty paper towel rolls, or milk bottle rings are cat favorites. If buying toys, fishing pole toys work great, as do laser lights.  Whatever toy you pick, check to be sure there aren’t any small parts that could come off and be swallowed by your cat.

Cats love to play, so take some time out to enjoy some playtime with your feline friend.


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