ALL ABOUT DOGS and CATS   Resource Center for Canine & Feline Lovers
"Thousands of years ago, cats were
worshipped as gods.
Cats have never forgotten this." - Anonymous
Cats Need To Play
Free-ranging and feral cats lead complex and busy lives. They maintain large
territories that often contain a variety of habitats, including forest, farmland and
urban gardens. They explore, they hunt, they scavenge for food, and they may even
interact with other cats. In contrast, our household cats have little to do. Without a
proactive pet parent, boredom may set in, especially with indoors-only cats.

Provide a variety of
cat toys for your cat or kitten. Some cats prefer toys that they can
throw around themselves. Others prefer toys that require owner participation, such
as kitty teasers and cat dancers. Stimulating play for a cat involves opportunities to
“hunt” so move toys in such a way that they mimic the movements of a rodent or
Introduce new toys periodically to keep the cat interested in playing
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Anyone who has ever been owned by a cat knows that when cats want
extra attention, they have some pretty creative ways of letting us
know, so that it's in everyone's best interest that we simply meet those

Domestic cats still take many
characteristics from their wild ancestors. The
arresting eyes, body shape, feeding and
grooming habits are the same
along with the ability to pounce into action at any given moment. It is this
sometimes "wild streak' that makes the domestic cat so fascinating.

Although cats often give the impression that they are independent
creatures, they are social and will
require  attention. Cats are predators
and need to practice their hunting skills. They need play time to vent this
energy and utilize their instincts. Playing with your cat and
handling your
cat often is necessary to avoid a pet that becomes fearful and aggressive
towards other people. Additionally, bored and lonely cats can become
stressed and revert to
unwanted behaviours such as over-grooming or
house soiling.

Cats are beautiful, affectionate, playful and intelligent animals. They make
loving and
amusing companions. Having a cat can even improve your
health by lowering your blood pressure!
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