Do you play with your feline buddy regularly? If so, that’s great! Kitties are very active and playful, and they love to indulge their inner lionesses. However, there are some things to keep in mind when it comes to playing with your frisky pet. In this article, a Scottsdale, AZ vet goes over some of the rules of playing with Fluffy.
Make It Routine
Our feline overlords are creatures of habit, and they tend to thrive when they are on a set schedule. Fluffy will dutifully follow her own kitty itinerary for her 32 daily naps, five meals, and three grooming sessions. Try to play with Fluffy at the same time each day. You may be surprised at how quickly your pet will come to expect these sessions!
Don’t Worry About Overdoing It
Dogs, as you may know, often try to please their humans. Fido may keep playing long after he gets tired if he thinks it will make you happy. Fluffy, on the other hand, couldn’t care less what you want. As soon as your cat gets the least bit tired, she’ll quit the game.
Don’t Play Favorites
If you have more than one kitty, take care to pay them equal attention during play sessions. If Fluffy feels like you are ignoring her and only playing with Mittens, she may get jealous and resentful!
Let Fluffy Win
Make sure to let your feline friend ‘win’ sometimes. Think of this as the kitty equivalent of scoring a goal or hitting a home run. If Fluffy can never land those tricky pounces, she may get a bit down on herself!
Expect Kitty Cuddles
Kitties like to make us think that they are aloof and heartless, but this really isn’t the case. Our furry pals know when we do something to help them or amuse them. Your little buddy may very well reward you with purrs and cuddles after a fun play session. (Then again, she may just ignore you. With cats, you just never know.)
Who says kitty playtime is only fun for cats? Our feline pals are often hilarious when they are feeling frisky. You may enjoy this just as much as Fluffy does!
Do you have questions about your cat’s health or care? Please reach out to us, your Scottsdale, AZ vet clinic, for all your pet’s veterinary care needs.