Playing with your cat is the best possible way to build up a bond between the two of you. They will become more attached and you will feel closer to them.
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The Benefits of Playing with Your Cat
The best way to ensure that your cat does not become overweight is by feeding them correctly with a balanced diet. But exercise also plays a part in keeping your kitty healthy.
If yours is an indoor cat, then playing with your cat may be their only opportunity for exertion and staying trim.
Playing with your cat will help them to become confident. Also regular play periods, coupled with petting sessions, will get your cat used to human interaction, they will be less likely to shy away and hide, when visitors call.
Playing with your cat will help them to develop their hunting abilities. Hunting is a natural instinct for all cats, a cat confined to indoors usually has little chance to express and develop this instinct.
Encourage kitty to chase a toy mouse, allow them to pounce for the 'kill'. This will aid them should they ever get lost and need to find food.
Playing with Your Cat releases Aggression
Playing with your cat will help them to release aggression. Cats often display aggressive traits through boredom. Tutor your cat not to scratch, bite or attack you through play sessions.
Use praise to reward your cat for playing gently, as soon as they show any sign that they are about to use their teeth or claws - end the play session. This will teach your cat that aggressive cat behavior is best directed toward their toys, and not you!
Cats Need Fun
Cats need fun in their lives, just like humans need it. Relieve the monotony of eating, snoozing and using the litter box by putting a bit of fun in your cats life. You will have a happier, more confident and less aggressive cat.
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