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Ten Tips for Maintaining Your Cat’s Mental Fitness

10 tips for maintaining your cat's mental fitness

You’ve heard the saying that “a mind is a terrible thing to waste” and that applies to your Feline Einstein as well. Your cat has a remarkable brain and it needs to be challenged, stimulated and exercised to help maintain good mental fitness. Here are 10 tips to help get you started:

1. Play With Your Cat

Engage in daily interactive play sessions where you move the toy like prey so your cat can use her incredible hunting skills. A well-done interactive play session gives your cat the opportunity to plan out her stalking technique and perfect her pounce timing.

2. Make Mealtime Fun for Your Cat

Instead of heaping a pile of food into your cat’s bowl, use puzzle feeders so that she gets the chance to work for food. This feeding method provides entertainment for your cat while keeping her mentally stimulated.

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3. Hide-and-Seek Solo  Cat Playtime

The solo toys your cat has for playtime (such as the fuzzy mice, balls, etc.) can be strategically placed around the house so she can “discover” them all over again. It helps keep her brain active as she walks through the house.

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