There are many things to love about our feline friends. They’re lovable, cuddly, clean, personable, and super cute. They’re also very playful! Taking time to hold a wand toy or laser pointer for Fluffy is bound to put a smile on your face. It’s also great for your pet! A Champions Forest, TX vet lists some reasons to make kitty playtime a regular thing in this article.
You’ve probably noticed that our feline pals are, well, rather sleepy. Fluffy can spend as much as 20 hours a day snoozing! That’s pretty cute, but it isn’t exactly good for her waistline. Even a few minutes of pouncing and running will help keep your drowsy furball in shape.
Just like people, cats can feel things like fear, anxiety, loneliness, grief, and depression. Playing gives Fluffy a chance to get her kitty aggression out in a healthy manner … rather than taking it out on your toes and ankles.
Do you have a scaredy cat on your hands? Playing is super important for timid kitties! Some of those run/jump/pounce/roll/scratch/meow combos are very tricky. Pulling these off can give your timid pet a boost of self-assurance, just like scoring a goal can help a nervous child feel more confident.
Kitty playtime is a great chance for you to bond with your feline buddy. It’s important to spend time with your pet every day! It will also score you some points with Fluffy. When you take time to play with your furry friend, she’ll know that you’re doing something specifically for her benefit, which will help her feel loved. She may very well hop into your lap for cuddles after! (Then again, she may also show her appreciation by biting you. With cats, you just never know.)
Playing can also help cats bond to each other. Dual kitty play sessions can go a long way in helping newly-introduced furballs become friends … or at least learn to tolerate each other.
Last but certainly not least, playing with Fluffy will be good for you, too. Cats are never more adorable than when they’re hard at play. It’s almost impossible not to smile at Fluffy’s silly antics!
Do you have questions about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your local Champions Forest, TX animal clinic, anytime!