UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAT’S DNA AND PHYSICAL NEEDS

A healthy, happy cat gets exercise and mental stimulation
Cat gets a workout playing with a feather stick

I don’t know a single person who is more knowledgeable about cat behavior than the amazing Jackson Galaxy. You probably know him from his tv show “My Cat From Hell,” his best-selling books and advocacy work.

He often uses the term “raw cat” to describe what all felines are pre-programmed to do. If you haven’t already realized this, please take note because it is fundamental for understanding what your cat does and why. Here’s the behavior cycle.

nap
wake up
hunt
catch
kill
eat
groom
nap

Wild And Not So Wild
Wild cats, from the biggest species (Siberian Tiger) down to the smallest (Rusty-Spotted Cat), are hunters. They hunt for survival and spend many hours, every single day, doing precisely that.

Given the opportunity, domesticated cats, also love to hunt, kill and eat tiny prey, such as lizards and mice.

Physical Activity And Energy Expenditure For Indoor Cats
You can help your feline companion satisfy its innate hunting instincts and skills with several play/workout sessions each day. Here’s what to do and why it’s so beneficial.

The Activities:
* running
* pouncing
* jumping
* chasing
* searching
* batting

The Tools:
* multi-level cat tower
* throw toys that make a noise
* wands with dangling objects
* interactive toys
* laser beam

The Benefits (Physical and Mental):
* cardiovascular health
* agility
* reflex acuity
* muscle tone
* mental stimulation

Together, let’s keep our precious pets healthy, happy and safe!

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