5 Ideas to Keep Your Cat Active
Does your cat make Garfield look svelte? Perhaps your fur baby approaches naptime like a full-time job? Maybe your kitten has so much “junk in the trunk” that he can’t get up on the couch? Although we may be exaggerating, according to Carolyn McDaniel, V.M.D., from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, “About 50 percent of cats seen at veterinary clinics these days are overweight, if not obese.” Further, studies indicate that 40% of cats today fit the classification for obesity (20% above ideal body weight). The destructive effects of feline obesity mimic those experienced by humans: diabetes, joint problems, arthritis, heart disease, etc.
A major contributing factor to feline obesity is leaving food out to allow the kitty to graze. Setting a scheduled feeding time is the first step toward improving your cat’s health. Regular meals rather than constant snacking leads to weight loss. Furthermore, (just like their masters) cats require daily exercise.
How to get your cat to exercise:
Great travel tip: Wad up a piece of paper and toss it across the room for an inexpensive, interactive activity.
As with any new fitness plan, for long-term success, stay consistent. Look at cat activity as a fun way to bond with your baby.
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