Here's a video of cats exercising. Made me laugh!
I AM very lucky because I live in a quiet village in a house with a garden so I have a cat flap for Miss Toffee to come and go as she pleases. But I know there are many cat owners who keep their pets indoors because it's just not safe for them to go out.
The consequence is that more and more cats are getting overweight. A recent study showed that in the UK, around one in four cats were too heavy. This can create health problems including heart disease and diabetes. But there is a lot owners can do to keep their cats in tip-top condition.
Take time to play with your cat. You can buy cat toys, of course, but you don't have to spend any money if you don't want to. Toffee can spend ages batting a scrunched up piece of paper around the house.
Cardboard boxes, balls, stones or marbles in secure containers to make a noise are all ideal for a cat to play with.
There are some ideas here for homemade toys and here is a homemade cat tree.
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