Feline Fitness! 

 Trouble loves her teeter!      Last week’s blog was about canine fitness, but what about your cat? It is important for cats to stay at a healthy weight and active too! So what are some ways to keep your cat active? And what are some things to think about?   **Make sure your cat is healthy enough for the activities you are planning! If you are uncertain talk to your vet. Maybe your cat has an injury that limits what type of activity they can do, or you have a kitten, or a senior dog that is slowing down. But there are ways to keep most cats active; it might just take some creative ideas!  **Have a senior cat? Make sure your vet has cleared any activities they are doing. But keeping these seniors active is so important! They may go slower and shorter distances, but mentally and physically it is great for them to be out there doing things. Things for seniors can include seeking our their food, slow games of chasing toys, or short walks if they are harnessed trained.   **Here are some of our favorite activities to help get your cat fit:  -having to find their food hidden throughout the house  -chasing toys  -walking around on a harness  -playing fetch-even better up and down your stairs  -playing with other cats  -agility training-yep cat’s can learn agility! Keep is small and safe, but they can enjoy the challenges too  Having a fit, healthy weight, active cat will keep your dog healthier as they age!  Boo Donoho, DVM  #SouthernAnimalHospital  #FelineFitness

Trouble loves her teeter! 

 

Last week’s blog was about canine fitness, but what about your cat? It is important for cats to stay at a healthy weight and active too! So what are some ways to keep your cat active? And what are some things to think about? 

**Make sure your cat is healthy enough for the activities you are planning! If you are uncertain talk to your vet. Maybe your cat has an injury that limits what type of activity they can do, or you have a kitten, or a senior dog that is slowing down. But there are ways to keep most cats active; it might just take some creative ideas!

**Have a senior cat? Make sure your vet has cleared any activities they are doing. But keeping these seniors active is so important! They may go slower and shorter distances, but mentally and physically it is great for them to be out there doing things. Things for seniors can include seeking our their food, slow games of chasing toys, or short walks if they are harnessed trained. 

**Here are some of our favorite activities to help get your cat fit:

-having to find their food hidden throughout the house

-chasing toys

-walking around on a harness

-playing fetch-even better up and down your stairs

-playing with other cats

-agility training-yep cat’s can learn agility! Keep is small and safe, but they can enjoy the challenges too

Having a fit, healthy weight, active cat will keep your dog healthier as they age!

Boo Donoho, DVM

#SouthernAnimalHospital

#FelineFitness