4 Easy Ways to Make Your Pet Cat Happier
1.Motivate your pet cat to stay active
Most people have overweight problems with their waistlines continuing to expand and sadly, their pets also experience the same issues.
According to a current study, about 55% of pet cats nowadays are overweight.
This is caused by 3 main issues such as having a sedentary lifestyle, high calorie diet and too many treats.
When cat owners let their felines play and exercise a lot as well plus provide them the required daily caloric meals, their cat will stay healthy and live longer instead of having a shorter lifespan as well as pricey, medication problems.
Even the simplest cat toys can transform a fat, lethargic cat to a lean, active feline.
2.Bring the cat outdoors to get fresh air and sunshine
Cat lovers may not completely agree on whether the indoors or the outdoors are better for their pet cats.
No matter what they decide on, they should make sure to provide their kitty with a safe means to enjoy fresh air and sunshine.
They can consider setting up an enclosed cattery or catio to protect their cat while it is outside.
3.Build something high, where your cat can climb, hide and observe
The felines of today come from a long lineage of domestic cats that date back to 12,000 years.
Based on the discovery of researchers, all of the present domestic pet cats come from one ancestor: Felis sylvestris lybica, an ancient wildcat from Africa.
This African wildcat still exists until now that is why they are familiar with it.
Its prominent feature, which makes it stand out, is its small size.
Since it originated from a wild setting, the African wildcat is known to be a predator and prey.
The African wildcat as predator, climbed up high in the trees/hills to hide and prepare for approaching prey. As a prey, it climbed up to find shelter in high places where large predators could not follow.
So, what does this mean to cat owners and their pet felines? These modern housecats long to have a high, hiding place. It is natural for some agile cats to climb up to the top of a bookcase or refrigerator.
4.Provide something for the pet cat to scratch their claws on
A cat’s claw will continually grow.
Since their claws are not clipped too often, they file their claws by scratching them on any surface.
This behavior, which was inherited from its ancestors, offers more benefits than just trimming their nails.
So, to protect a home’s furniture and cushions, among others, they can give their cat its own scratching surfaces.