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The exercise of domestic cats is one of the basic and essential pillars for our pet to enjoy a optimal quality of life, although obviously we must not forget other factors as important as food, hygienic and veterinary care, rest, and obviously our company and affection.
A domestic cat needs physical exercise because through it he will obtain complete well-being, not only will he feel better physically and he will keep all the structures of his body in good shape, but he will also enjoy a behavior balanced. In this Animal Expert article we want to give you ideas so that your feline stays as healthy as possible, that's why we talk about exercises for domestic cats.You may also be interested in: Games for domestic rats Index
- The cat that lives inside
- The cat that enjoys the outdoors
- You need time for your cat to exercise
The cat that lives inside
If your cat does not go outside it is essential that you look for ways so that it can give way to its instincts and thus practice physical exercise, although this is somewhat more complex, it is very feasible to achieve this goal Through the game.
Here are some ideas that will allow your cat to exercise indoors:
- It is practically essential that you have a scraper. There are numerous scratching posts for cats and some of them incorporate other accessories with which your cat can play and scratch, something that is essential for him..
- The catnip dispensing toys they are another excellent option. Cats love this plant and there is no doubt that they will continually chase the toy until they can get it..
- Any toy that moves and is tied to a rope will be ideal to awaken the predatory instinct of your cat, which will not tire of chasing it.
The cat that enjoys the outdoors
According to many ethologists, the cat is an animal adapted to domestic life, which does not necessarily imply that it is a domesticated animal, by this we mean that this animal has a great need to remain in contact with the outside environment.
We cannot say that it is bad not to let your cat go outside, in fact, this practice carries some risks, but it is convenient to say that when there are small prey to hunt, trees to climb and a wild environment, the cat exercises naturally and also outputs your instincts.
Allowing a cat to explore its instincts in a natural environment, for example, your garden, will make it practice physical exercise as something that is part of its nature, and if the diet is adequate, the risk of suffering obesity feline practically disappears.
However, you must ensure that your pet follows the vaccination schedule since its monitoring will determine when it can go outside without taking risks related to its immune system..
You need time for your cat to exercise
The options that we have shown you previously will help your cat to exercise in a domestic environment, but also it is very important that you get actively involved and that you spend at least 20 minutes a day interacting with your cat through games.
In addition, you may want your cat to go outside but with your supervision and control and this is possible if you teach your pet to walk on a leash, something that can be very beneficial if it is used to living only indoors..