Playing with your cat is fun for both of you, and has added benefits for your feline friend too. You can hold the play sessions indoors, or in an outdoor cat run.
Keeping your cat fit through play sessions will prevent them piling on the pounds. Obese cats are not happy cats, and can suffer a range of health problems including diabetes.
A happy cat is a playful cat
Saves Your Furniture
Cats who can exercise their claws on a cat post or cat tree are far less likely to shred your furniture. If you encourage them to climb on these objects during your play together, they will not feel the urge to stretch their claws elsewhere.
Reduces Anxiety And Stress
Cats who are worn out after energetic play are likely to curl up afterwards for a cat nap. This is what you want, as these sleepy cats are likely to be de-stressed.
Good For Relationship Building
Cats enjoy playing with you and love your attention. Playing with your cat shows you love them and they will be thankful for it even if they can’t say so themselves.
Can Build Confidence
A shy cat can be coaxed out of its shell through progressive play sessions. Start small with some fun play and eventually you may have an extrovert who will love to play all the time.
Can Help Cats Get Along
If two cats in the same household show animosity towards each other; playing with them together can be a good way to calm things down. The playing directs attention away from the other cat but gets them used to close contact.