How Much Daily Exercise Does My Pet Need?
While all pets need exercise every day, the amount each cat requires varies. Follow the guidelines below to create a general exercise plan, and take into account your pet’s age, breed, and health for a personalized activity agenda.
Daily exercise requirements for a cat
People often think cats snooze their days away and do not require much exercise. However, the opposite is true. Because of cats’ propensity to remain sedentary, they are at a greater risk for obesity and its associated health issues. To help your cat maintain an ideal body condition, aim for an average of 30 minutes of intentional exercise each day. Encourage your cat to run, jump, and pounce with feather wands, laser pointers, and toys that mimic prey, like mice and birds. Install climbing towers and scratching posts to allow your cat to tally up a few more minutes of calorie-burning exercise each day.
Don’t forget that mental exercise is just as vital for your pet’s health. Food puzzles, trick training, and walks that allow for plenty of sniffing are great ways to flex your pet’s brain.
Are you unsure how much exercise your four-legged friend needs to remain healthy and happy? Contact our team for help designing an exercise regimen.