6 Tips for Exercising an Indoor Cat

A Calico Cat Playing with a Feather ToyMany of you have indoor cats and find it hard to exercise them fully. Getting the proper amount of exercise is just as important for your cat as it is for yourself or your dog.
 

Here’s a great list from SheKnows.com of tips and ideas for exercising an indoor cat.

 

What tips can you add – what do you do with your cats?

 
 
 

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  1. Mom uses the laser pointer sometimes and she also uses a favorite toy on a rope and runs stairs with Bert, but that also tires poor mom out. Us dogs like to chase Bert which gets him running in the house.
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    • Cat chase is a good game for all. But with three of you, poor Bert must get worn out!
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  2. Get a dog. I mean that only half jokingly. A Great deal of Cody’s exercise takes place when he is chasing Dakota. Cody isn’t the sort of a cat who plays well on his own (my Bobo was!). Cody has TONS of toys he could care less about it. He will engage in play when one of us is playing with him, his Neko Fly toy is his fave. I have mentioned my dilemma many times to my vet, and I have mentioned that he loves to chase Dakota. Our vet laughs and tells me, the exercise he gets chasing Dakota is HIS play! So another good tip would to be to have a playmate of the 4-legged variety, be it canine or feline
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    • Good option – it’s good for both of them.
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  3. I wrote this BEFORE I saw Emma’s comment which I sort of echoed her sentiment!
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  4. I have to agree with the two lovely ladies above….getting Luke has greatly increased Samantha’s exercise! He loves to chase her and with three floors of living, she usually runs up or down the stairs when they’re playing.
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    • Good exercise for the both of them!
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  5. yup would have to agree to get a dog too. great tips!
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    • You speak from experience, right?
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  6. Meez likes tu play wiff sissy (cat) and mommy. And of couwse all of mommys fings wight when hers needs dem. MOL

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥

    Dezi
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    • The best time to play with mom’s things…
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  7. One interesting suggestion I’ve heard someone do in the past is at meal time, they would take a piece of kibble and throw it down the hall for their cat to go and get. So the cat was working for his food. Much like some dogs do with these interactive feeders.
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    • That’s a good idea…if the cat cooperates.
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