Is your cat overeating? Sleeping more than usual? Overgrooming? Depressed? Naughty? If so, you may have a bored kitty on your hands.
How do you know if it's boredom or something else?
First, have the vet check your cat to rule out a medical issue such as a urinary tract infection. If your kitty gets a clean bill of health, she might just need additional stimulation, especially if you are gone for long periods of time during the day.
While it’s always safer to keep your furry friend in the house, indoor cats lack the natural stimulators that outdoor cats encounter. To solve this problem, you need to enhance your cat’s indoor environment so they can experience what they might be missing outside but in a safe way.
Take hunting for instance. Cats hunt instinctively. They love to stalk, seek, and pounce on prey. To feed that instinctual hunger, try the following cat boredom-busters, courtesy of Pam Johnson-Bennett, an author and cat behaviorist, and other feline behavioral experts:
These tips can help fend off dullness and ensure your cat stays happy and healthy. With a little ingenuity and compassion for your cat’s basic needs, you can create an environment that keeps your kitty safe, engaged, and purr-fectly entertained. Happy cat; happy home. 🖤🐈
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