More Physical Activity for My Indoor Cats

United States
January 18, 2007 7:03pm CST
I have two indoor cats who are becoming over weight. What can I do so that they are getting more physical activity?
6 responses
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
19 Jan 07
get a small dog. they will chase eachother around and play hide and seek!
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
19 Jan 07
I have to say that I agree with "jmcafam" The laserligt was a big hit for my cat and he did not get enough of it. he could chase it around for hours at the time =)
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
19 Jan 07
they have special food for overweight cats, but mostly cats become less active when they get older. so i do not know what to tell besides the standard cat toys with catnip.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
19 Jan 07
The first thing to do is get them playing more and sleeping less. Play with them and get them toys that will encourage them to run and jump. There are battery operated toys they can chase around the house. When you see them sleeping wake them up to play for a while. The second thing is the type of food you are feeding them. There are special cat foods for older less active cats. They have more fiber and lower calories, so they can still eat the same amount but get fewer calories to turn into fat.
• United States
19 Jan 07
Buy them toys that are likely to get them active. You could even make them toys out of homemade items. I wrote an article awhile back on making such toys and you can find it here http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/49456/making_cheap_and_creative_cat_toys.html If those aren't of any interest to them, try toy mice, provide things they can climb on, use a bit of catnip, which can be purchased at any petstore to help make them more appealing to your feline friends. I hope I've helped.
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
19 Jan 07
You can try using the laser light for them to chase around the room. My cat used to play with it until the dog kept attacking him cause she wanted to play with the light.