How to Help Your Indoor Kitty Get More Exercise

Statistics reveal that approximately 59.5% of cats are obese, with indoor cats more likely to become overweight. Obesity can lead to diabetes, cancers, heart diseases, osteoarthritis, and hypertension in cats. That said, helping indoor cats get exercise helps reduce the risk of developing obesity. Here is some useful information on the matter. 

Importance Of Exercise

With pet obesity rates increasing, incorporating exercise in your cat’s daily routine will help maintain a healthy weight while keeping their muscles strong. Moreover, exercise can keep them entertained, reducing boredom and depression. Stress can make cats develop negative behaviors like OCD, urine spraying, and aggression. However, regular workouts can reduce stress levels and inhibit the development of these behaviors. 

How Much Exercise Does Your Kitty Need? 

Experts advise that cats should spend an average of thirty minutes doing moderate exercises. However, it’s essential to factor in the cat’s age and health condition to determine the right amount of exercise. For instance, older or ill cats may not perform rigorous exercises, so keep this in mind. 

What Types Of Exercise Does Your Indoor Kitty Need? 

Unlike dogs, cats may be less inclined to exercise. That said, you can help by motivating your kitty to move their bodies. And you can also get Per sitters from Asheville Pet Care, who take this seriously. Fortunately, many workout options are available, so feel free to choose the most suitable one. Here are some ways to motivate them: 

Laser pointers

Leash training


Cat puzzle toys


Feather toys

Clicker training

Hidden treats and toys

Vertical space


Cat trees

Furry fake mice, etc. 

When you book our petsitting services, be sure to let us know if you’d like for us to help your kitty get more exercise. We’re here to help with all of your pet care needs!

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Asheville Pet Care Team

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