The importance of keeping your cat active!

Cats are feral animals no matter how hard we try to domesticate them.  Their instincts to hunt and kill are both imbedded in them and we can't stop it.  What does this mean?'s simple!  Cats, no matter how loving and nurturing they may be, they also have that need to play, jump, scratch and chase.  Your job as cat-parents is to make sure your cats have a balance of all these things in the comfort and safety of your homes.  If you try to prevent them from exhibiting these natural ways, they will retaliate by either damaging objects in your house or they may become very hostile towards you and others around you.  

In order to keep this balance, you will need to transform your house, or part of your house into an area that resembles the outdoors.  The best way to do this will be to:

1.  Invest in a cat condo, cat scratching post or scratching boards.  (Trust me, it  will be worth it!)
2.  Install a cat window perch and place a bird feeder outside to encourage birds to be in eye's view of your cat to bird watch.
3.  Hide lots of toys around the house so your cat can hunt for them.  A good idea would be to change the toys every so often because cats get bored pretty fast! Puzzle toys are also good to keep them stimulated and active.  Our        nine hole puzzle toy will be perfect for this and also the Automatic Laser light interactive cat toy.

Another reason you need to keep your cat active is to prevent sickness such as obesity, depression and other diseases.  It will save you from a visit to the vet!  Cats get bored pretty easily, boredom can turn into depression, which in turn can lead to obesity and finally to other sicknesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, kidney and lots more which we don't want happening.  

As much as we would like to try and keep our cats safe indoors, it is also a good idea to take your cat outdoors for a walk to get some fresh air.  It is recommended that cats should play and be active for at least 20 minutes to 60 minutes a day.  it is your duty as the cat-parent to ensure that this is incorporated as part of their daily routine.  If not, well we all know how much cats love to sleep!  Make it a special bonding time for the both of you by playing with your cats each day for a specific amount of time.

If you are not home to play with your cats then you should leave sufficient amount of toys lying around your home.  The best toy would be the toy and feeder in one which will keep your cat active while trying to get food. 

Another option would be to get a next cat, but before making this decision, make sure you double up on all the toys and accessories for the both of them!

I do hope you enjoyed reading this article and it was helpful.  Do have a wonderful and safe week!


Cat Pawlor™

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