3. Puzzles and Snacks
If your cat is into treats and snacks, a food puzzle toy can be a great way to keep him occupied. These typically ball-shaped toys are made to be stuffed with small pieces of food (or treats), which are released only when your cat figures out the right way to undo the catch or turn it the right way to make the treat fall out. This is good for stimulating your catís brain and his muscles. Most pet supply shops sell different versions of treat puzzles, or you can look online.
4. Soothing Sounds
The poet William Congreve wrote that “music has charms to soothe a savage beast.” We know this to be true for the savage man, and it is also true for our domesticated savage companions. If you find that your cat responds to certain styles of music, you can collect more of that style and set it up to play quietly on the home stereo while you are away. If in doubt, you canít go wrong with classical. Stick with the soft pieces, piano and string rather than trumpets and drums. There is also a large choice of soothing meditation music that you can play for your cat. Just donít be too surprised if you come home one day and find your cat in the lotus pose.
Sure, your cat is probably more than happy to spend her day alone. She needs her rest after a long night of resting, but enriching her environment with some extra toys, visual distraction, music or companions will probably end up being one of your greater ideas. If nothing else, it will ease your guilty conscience and make you a happier pet owner.
Four Ways to Keep Your Indoor Cat Entertained While You’re Away originally appeared on petMD.com
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