Keeping Your Cat Entertained

Does your kitty sometimes race from one end of the house to the other for no reason at all? Have you ever found Fluffy attacking your sneaker, or batting a bottlecap around the kitchen? Our feline pals are quite frisky and playful, and they need enrichment and stimulation. Cats can get quite bored and unhappy without proper entertainment! A local Plano, TX vet discusses keeping your furry buddy properly amused in this article. 




It’s important for your furball to have plenty of playthings to push under the couch. You can’t go wrong with classic options, like catnip mice, but Fluffy may really enjoy a remote-controlled mouse or automated laser pointer. Just pay attention to what your cat seems to like best. Kitties all have their own purrsonal preferences here. 




While Fluffy should have plenty of fun toys she can safely use by herself, she should also have some interactive toys, such as laser pointers or wand toys, that you play with together. These are more challenging for your kitty to track, as she won’t be able to anticipate what her ‘prey’ is going to do next. 


Live Entertainment 


Cats are masters of lounging around and looking adorable. Offer Fluffy a comfy window seat, preferably in a spot where she can watch birds, squirrels, and see what’s going on outdoors. If you want to go a step further, create a catio for her. 


Kitty TV


Did you know that you can stream programs just for your furry friend to play? Some kitties really like watching shows about birds and squirrels. (Results may vary.) 




Some of our feline buddies are quite the little gamers. Download some games for Fluffy to play on your phone or tablet. Your kitty can ‘catch’ digital mice, fish, or feathers; pop bubbles; or bat at virtual spiders. This is a good way to get some extra mileage out of a device that you’ve upgraded. 




Fluffy is very curious, and likes to investigate, well, everything. Offer your frisky little pet things like mazes, newspaper tunnels, boxes, and grocery bags to investigate. Cat towers or pet tunnels also get a paws-up. If you want to go all-out, consider teaching your cat to walk on a leash. Some cats really enjoy this!


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