1. Motivate your cat to stay active.
Most people are overweight and their waistlines continue to expand, and sadly, their pets are also experiencing the same issues.
According to a current study, about 55% of domestic cats today are overweight.
This is caused by 3 main problems, such as having a sedentary lifestyle, a high calorie diet, and too many sweets.
When cat owners allow their felines to play and get plenty of exercise, in addition to providing their required daily caloric meals, your cat will stay healthy and live longer instead of having a shortened lifespan and costly medication issues.
Even the simplest cat toys can transform a fat, lethargic cat into a lean, active feline.
2. Take the cat outside to get some fresh air and sunshine.
Cat lovers may not fully agree on whether indoors or outdoors is better for their pet cats.
No matter what you decide, you need to make sure that you provide your kitty with a safe means of enjoying fresh air and sunshine.
They may consider setting up a closed cattery or catio to protect their cat while it is outside.
3. Build something high, where your cat can climb, hide and observe
Today’s felines come from a long lineage of domestic cats dating back 12,000 years.
According to the researchers’ discovery, all current domestic cats stem from one ancestor: Felis sylvestris lybica, an ancient African wildcat.
This African wildcat still exists until now, which is why they are familiar with it.
Its outstanding feature, which makes it stand out, is its small size.
Since it originated in a wild environment, the African wildcat is known to be both predator and prey.
The African wildcat as a predator, climbed to the top of trees/hills to hide and prepare for approaching prey. As prey, it climbed to seek refuge in high places where large predators could not follow it.
So what does this mean for cat owners and their feline pets? These modern house cats crave a high hiding place. It’s natural for some agile cats to climb to the top of a shelf or refrigerator.
4. Provide something for the cat to scratch its claws
A cat’s claw will grow continuously.
Since their claws don’t get cut very often, they file them down by scratching them on any surface.
This behavior, which was inherited from their ancestors, offers more benefits than simply cutting their nails.
Thus, to protect furniture and cushions in a home, among others, you can give your cat its own scratching surfaces.