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Cat Enrichment

What is cat enrichment and does my cat need it? In short, cat enrichment is anything that engages your cat mentally and/or physically and stimulates, entertains and gives your cat 'cat work' to do.  Cats like to be busy when they're not resting up for the next 'hunt', so it's important to be sure they have plenty to do.  Without this, your cat can end up with some behavior and/or health problem like depression, obesity, or a number of other issues.

There are a lot of things you can do to keep your cat active and learn to recognize signs of boredom. We have some pointers and advice on how to recognize boredom in your cat, as well as suggestions on what you can do to best help your cat stay active, entertained and happy!  A happy cat makes for a happy cat parent!

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5 Things to Engage Your Cat

You may think it's just play, but for cats, it's an important part of their health. Your cat needs the mental and physical stimulation that comes with kitty play in order to stay healthy. Play exersizes a cat phyically, keeping them in good shape and it also engages their mind to keep them mentally fit!  While cats do sleep a lot, they still need their play time to stay healthy, so here are 5 things you can do to help your cat live his very best life!

What is cat enrichment

What is Cat Enrichment?

What is cat enrichment?  Simply put, it’s making sure your cat has plenty of ‘cat things’ to do. Cats are extremely inquisitive beings that lead very busy and complex lives. This may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to your cat, but it’s true. Cats love to explore, hunt, check out new things and play hard. Your cat needs ‘things to do’ to engage and stimulate him both physically and mentally so that they can lead a happy and healthy life!  Lack of physical and mental stimulation can lead to boredom, aggression, depression, obesity and other health.....

Is my cat bored?

Could your cat be bored?  Boredom in cats is a very real thing and can have some negative consequences if your cat doesn’t have enough stimulation in her life.  Of course every cat is different, just like people, and they deal with and process things in their own unique ways, but if any of the following problems have popped up with your cat recently, or if your cat has always had one or more of the listed issues below, it may be boredom that’s causing your cat to act the way she’s acting...

Enrichment picks

We've searched the world of cat enrichment tools and started a list for you of ideas that might help keep your cat entertained, active and stimulated both physically and mentally!  If you have suggestions on things you've used and had success with, by all means, please send us a quick note to let us know your story.  We'd love to include you and your cat's favorite!


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