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Preventing Kitty Boredom

April 15 2021

Did you know that our feline pals can—and do—get bored? We know, that may seem a bit odd, given that so many cats revel in doing absolutely nothing. However, even the laziest kitty can’t spend all of her time napping. A local Bloomington, CA vet offers some tips on keeping Fluffy entertained in this article.


Toys

Kitties are hunters by nature. It’s very important for them to be able to indulge their natural instincts to jump and pounce on things. Make sure your furry pal has lots of toys to play with and push under the couch.


P  laytime

As far as Fluffy is concerned, her favorite plaything is you. We don’t recommend letting your frisky feline pounce on your hands or feet. However, you should take time to play with her regularly. When you control your furry friend’s ’prey,’ you make playtime both more fun and more challenging for her. Plus, this is a fun way to bond with your pet!


Good View

Fluffy will likely spend a chunk of her day just looking out the window. If you can, give your furry little voyeur a comfy window seat, and put a birdfeeder up where she can see it.


Kitty Furniture

Give Fluffy some pieces to climb and explore. Cat towers are great. Your pet may also enjoy having things like paper grocery bags, newspaper tunnels, and, of course, cardboard boxes to investigate. Replace and rearrange these things regularly to keep things fun and fresh for your kitty.


Background Noise

Does your feline buddy stay home by herself while you go off to work? Leave a TV or radio on in the background. The sound of music and voices will soothe Fluffy, and keep her from feeling lonely. In fact, you can actually find programs made just for kitties.


Buddies

This one is not a one-size-fits-all suggestion. If your fuzzy pal is a senior that has always lived alone, bringing a new kitty into the house may just distress her. However, if Fluffy is young, and/or has lived with other pets before, she may enjoy having a buddy to play with and snuggle up to. Consider both cats’ personalities, as well as your household and budget, before deciding.


Please do not hesitate to reach out if ever we can be of assistance. As your local Bloomington, CA veterinary clinic, we are dedicated to offering excellent care.

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