We all know that a cat that spends most of his time indoors is healthier. Studies show that indoor cats live nearly twice as long as outdoor cats. The risk of accidents and disease are reduced, or eliminated. Your cat doesn’t know this, however, so how do you keep him happy about staying inside and not roaming the neighborhood.
Play with Your Cat
First of all, spending time playing with your cat will make him feel loved. It will give him exercise and help work off any excess energy he may be experiencing. My cats love the teaser wands with the feathers on the end. Of course, anything with catnip makes them happy too!
Plant Cat Grass
Cats like to eat green things. Plant some cat grass in pots around the house and allow him to nibble from them. This will help take care of his need to eat greenery. We also feed our cats Indoor Cat formula cat food- that has greens in it as well.
Give your Cat Fresh Air
Opening a window that has a secure screen will allow your cat to have fresh air. If you hang a bird feeder within sight of this window, you will find your cat staying entertained for hours on end as he watches the birds come and go. Just be sure they aren’t climbing up the screen to get to the birds!
If you have a porch, tying your cat out on a leash will allow him to lie in the sunshine and breath fresh air. The leash will keep him safely secure so he does not roam and get lost or hurt. This is one instance when it is important to make sure he is up to date on his shots. This will make sure he does not catch any airborne diseases.
Following the above suggestions will help insure your indoor cat stays both happy and healthy—and all those who share their home with a cat know that a happy cat makes for a happy home.
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