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6 Purrfect Reasons To Play With Your Cat

October 1, 2023

Our feline pals are very fun to have around. Fluffy keeps us entertained with her charisma, adorable mannerisms, silly quirks, and, of course, her playfulness. It’s hard not to laugh while watching a kitty pouncing on a catnip mouse or running around at top speed. As it turns out, taking time to play with your feline buddy is one of the best things you can do for her. A local Savage, MN vet lists some reasons why in this article.

Exercise

Kitties are very sleepy in general: Fluffy may sleep up to 14 hours a day. Catching Z’s doesn’t burn anywhere near as many calories as catching mice. Playing is a great way to keep your feline buddy fit, which is great for her health.

Stimulation

We know, Fluffy seems to really enjoy doing as little as possible. However, she can’t sleep 24/7, no matter how hard she tries. Cats need enrichment and stimulation, just as people do: otherwise, they can get bored and restless.

Bonding

Cats may get a bad rap for being cold and aloof, but this actually isn’t fair. Kitties are very complex and emotional, and they really need to feel loved and safe to thrive. Making an effort to hold a laser pointer or remote control for Fluffy will let her know that she’s cared for. That can go a long way with bonding. Fluffy may very well be ready for snuggles after playtime!

Burn Zoomies

Older cats tend to be pretty easy keepers: they spend the vast majority of their time sleeping. Younger kitties, however, are basically furry, meowing bundles of mischief on four paws. If you tire your feline buddy out with a vigorous round of Catch The Red Dot before dinner, there’s at least a slightly lower chance of her pouncing on your toes in the middle of the night.  

Build Confidence

Just like people, cats all have their own purrsonalities. Some are bold and fearless, while others are more anxious and timid. If you have a scaredy-cat, play sessions may help her feel more self-assured. Nailing those tricky pounces is a great confidence booster.

It’s Cute

Cats have a special and unique comedic appeal. Fluffy is both adorable and hilarious when she’s feeling frisky. Those daily play sessions will very likely lift your spirits as well.

As your local Savage, MN animal clinic, we’re dedicated to providing top-notch care to all of our furry patients. Contact us for all your pet’s veterinary care needs!

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