Those of us who have watched our cats grow up know kittens are feisty, playful, and full of boundless energy. Sometimes, it’s even hard for us humans to keep up! After all, we weren’t born with tails to chase or taught to pounce at the first moving object within sight.
But as cats leave kittenhood, they’re less likely to continue their consistent play routine. That’s where we come in to help them continue living an active, healthful lifestyle. Here are some great pointers on encouraging the best exercise for your cat:
Sure, the outdoor wonderland offers more in the way of physical activity and freedom. But, beware. You never know what you’ll get with nature. There’s a good chance of hazards and predators doing what they do best. If you’d like to give your cat the best outdoor life possible, consider building a spacious barrier with strong wood posts and wire netting. This will give your cat a better—but safer—opportunity to roam around outside.
We always suggest getting your cat a collar, customized with his or her name and with an elastic section for easy slip-off.
Believe it or not, cats can grow to enjoy the leash almost as much as dogs. All it takes is a little bit of patience on your end. When it comes to the leash:
Above all, use your judgment. As long as you provide a safe and fun environment for your cat, he or she is in for endless exploration and adventure.