Maintaining Your Cats Weight

Some cats eat much more than others do.

Do not leave the cat food out for your cat all day long if he seems to be putting on too much weight. Set up a schedule for your cat. Leave the cat food out for thirty minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon.

Some cats exercise a lot and others rather rest most of the day. My cats love to run up and down my steps. I keep my litter boxes in my basement. They get exercise when they have to use their litter box.

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Keep a toy box out with a lot of different cat toys in it. You will be amazed at how many times you notice him picking out his favorite toy out of the box. Once in a while he will play with something completely different. Buy a circle toy with a mouse or a ball in it. My cats get a lot of exercise by batting the mouse or ball around.

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Play games with your cat. Throw a ball and he will chase after it. Buy a laser  light and watch him chase and try to catch the light.I bought a remote control mouse and my cat would run after it. Buy a stick with feathers on the end and he will jump up and down trying to catch the feathers.

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A lot of cats are night time eaters. Take their food away completely at night. Eating at night with no exercise until morning will really put on the extra pounds.

If nothing seems to help your cat loose weight buy a weight maintenance cat food. You can buy it at a pet store or from your vet.

A cat that is too heavy can develop many health problems. Being overweight can led to a premature death. Hope your cat maintains a healthy weight and stays fit and trim.

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Cats Toy Box

Cats like a variety of toys to play with. They get bored with the same old cat toy day after day. Cats like bright colored balls to chase around the house after or throw up in the air. My cats love toys filled with catnip. The catnip toys entice your cat into playing with the toy for a long period of time without losing interest in the cat toy.

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Some of my cats favorite cat toys are : circle ball toys, small stuffed animals, toy mice that are gray,black or white in color, an air wand with a fish on the end of the string, plastic frogs, plastic reptiles, sparkle balls, singing bird. catnip filled toys of all shapes ,etc.

I watch what types of toys my cats like best and then when the cat toy is worn out I replace it with a similar cat toy. I have purchased a lot of singing bird cat toys, mice,balls, and catnip filled toys. My cats will spend a lot of time batting balls around in a circle toy for cats.

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I purchased the robotic cat Zoomer and my cats were very fascinated with him. They would follow after him when he purred and moved his tail around. Zoomer made a loud hissing noise that rather shocked my cats for a little while. They decided the robotic cat was not so bad after all as he was not in competition for any of their cat treats.

I let my cats chose the toys they want to play with for the day. At the end of the day I put all of their cat toys back in their box. The next day some of the toys from yesterday reappear along with different toys. Sometimes a toy they seem to have forgotten about will be a new highlight of interest for them once again.

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I buy a lot of my cat toys online and at my local pet stores. I like to watch demos of cats playing with cat toys in stores or online as it gives me some sort of an idea on how my cats may interact with that particular cat toy. I hope you and your cat will be entertained for hours with your cats new toys.

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Anxiety and Your Cat

My cats get overly anxious when I go on a vacation. My cats may stop eating for awhile or throw up what they have eaten. I put my suitcase out where my cats can look at it several days before I leave on my vacation. My cats can get used to the fact slowly by seeing my suitcase sitting out that I will be leaving soon. Cats do not like any changes whatsoever in their daily routine. I leave some of my clothing sitting out so my cats can curl up in it. Cats feel more at ease when they have something with your scent on it to sleep on or smell.

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By having a new kitten in the household your older cats will become anxious to begin with. Make sure you spend a lot of time with your older cats so they do not fell left out or think that you do not love them anymore. Give your cat some special cat treats or tuna canned in water and that will make them feel extra special.

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I have someone check on my cats everyday when I am on a vacation. My cats are given fresh water everyday for optimal health. Their food dishes are kept full and their litter boxes are cleaned out everyday. My cats have nice clean towels to sleep on while I am gone or my bed or heated cat beds.

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Cats like to play with catnip filled mice and other cat toys while you are gone as this helps them relax. My cats like to bird watch through my picture window. Put something out to help your cat occupy his day while you are gone on your vacation. I have plenty of cat toys in my cats open toy box for them to choose from so they will not get bored while I am gone.

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Petstages Tower of Tracks Circle Toy for One or More Cats from Chewy.Com

I was provided Petstages Tower of Tracks Cat Toy from Chewy.Com to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

I gave the Petstages Tower of Tracks to to my cats on Christmas day. The toy has three brightly colored balls which attracted my cats attention immediately. The color of the track that holds the balls is orange. Cats love to play with toys that have bright colors. Garfunkel did not wait for me to get it out of the packaging before he started to play with it.

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Conrad was my first cat that played with the Petstages Tower of Tracks toy for cats. Conrad played with the toy for at least ten minutes before my cat Kohl got in on the action. One cat would bat the ball while the other cat would bat it back again. They occupied themselves playing with the Tower of Tracks toy for at least 20 minutes.

Kohl started playing with the Track toy again in the afternoon. He batted away at the ball vigorously and acted like he was a kitten again. Kohl is eight years old now and has not been keen on playing with cat toys much anymore but the Tower of Tracks cat toy captivated him. Kohl got plenty of exercise playing with his new Petstages Tower of Tracks toy for cats from Chewy.Com. In the evening Kohl was playing with the toy and he would not let my other cats play with it. Kohl put his body as close as he could next to the Tower of Tracks toy. Later on he and Conrad were playing together a long time.

My cat Garfunkel got intrigued with the Tower of Tracks toy after watching Conrad and Kohl playing with it. Garfunkel batted away at the balls on the three different tracks as fast as he possibly could bat them around the track. Garfunkel kept his eye on the Petstages Tower of Tracks Toy constantly.

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The next morning Kohl was playing with the Tower of Tracks toy. I never saw an older cat get as excited and happy about a toy as Kohl is about this nice brightly colored cat toy. I would highly recommend a  Petstages Tower of Tracks toy for your feline friends.

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What Does A Cat Owner Want For Christmas

A cat owner always wants the best quality items possible for their feline friends.

I would like a new heated cat bed for my cats so they can enjoy the cold winter nights in complete and total comfort. Chewy.Com has a large selection of fine heated cat beds to choose from. They have heated beds for your indoor and outdoor cats.

Conrad in a heated bed

My cats like their Litter Maid self cleaning litter box. After a long day at work you don’t want to scoop away at cleaning your cats litter box. The Litter Maid self cleaning litter box does all of the cleaning for you so you can have a nice and relaxing evening.

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I like stainless steel water and food dishes as they are easier to clean and do not break if you happen to drop them. Plastic dishes and water bowls become brittle with time. Plastic bowls stain easily and look unappealing .

My cats like to eat more cat treats as the weather gets colder. Chewy.Com has huge selection of fine quality cat treats that are made in the USA to choose from.

My felines like to play with catnip filled cat toys. They like catnip filled toy mice, balls, snails, balls on strings and pretty much any cat toy that is filled with catnip.

A gift certificate from a pet store is an excellent item for you to give to any kind of pet owner. They can pick out what they are in need of for their pet at this particular moment in time.

A cat owner would like some Udderly Smooth Hand Cream from UdderlySmooth.com to keep their hands nice and silky smooth after they clean up after their cats.

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A cat owner always is in need of good quality cat litter and cat food. I like to make sure all of my cats food is made in the USA or Canada.

I hope this post helps you choose the perfect gift for all of your friends that have a feline or two in their household.

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What Gifts To Buy Your Cat For Christmas

Cats like an extra warm area to sleep. A nice heated cat bed would be the perfect gift for any cat. My cats like to sleep on a big fluffy towel in a box that is easy for them to get in and out of. My cats also enjoy a a hammock cat bed and windowsill heated cat beds.

Conrad in a heated bed

Cats will be delighted if they get new catnip toys for Christmas presents. Cats love to play with balls that they bat around with their paws. A talking bird cat toy will delight your cat for hours as he pounces on it and it chirps like a live bird would. Cats like to play with sponges and empty toilet paper rolls also. Toy mice are an absolute must for Christmas presents in my house as my cats love to toss them up in the air and pounce on them.   Cats love tuna canned in water and a variety of cat treats for Christmas.

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New cat dishes and water bowls and litter boxes are healthier for your cat. Old dishes that are all scratched up can harbor a lot of germs in the cavities of the scratches that you can never get 100 % clean and the same goes for old litter boxes.

Get all of your cats shots up to date and have your vet give your cat a complete physical for a Christmas present. A gift of good health is the best gift you can possibly give your cat. You and your cat will have many Christmases to share together over the years. Have your cats teeth cleaned. Dirty or bad teeth can lead to a lot of health issues.

Spend part of Christmas day playing with your cat. Cats love to play with string toys that have a fish or bird at the end of the string. Your cat will bat away at the fish or bird at the end of the string for along time.

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I hope you and your cat have many healthy and happy Christmases to come.

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Cats and Games

Your kittens first game is playing with their Mothers tail. Young kittens like to pounce and jump on leaves that have fallen to the ground. Kittens like to throw a dead mouse in the air and carry it in their mouth before they throw it up in the air again. Kittens watch their Mother play games and learn by watching their Mother.

Addi and her kittens

Mother cats will play with a cat toy ball and their kittens will also chase after the ball and roll it around on the floor. My young cats love to bat a ball that is in a circle toy. My kittens watch their Mother play with whatever games I bring into the house for them to play with. My young cats perfect their skills on the various games by watching their siblings play with the games. Toy mice are always a favorite toy that cats love to throw up in the air and pounce on. My young cats also like to carry the toy mice through the house as if to say look what we caught for you today Mother.

Cleo as a kitten

I have a couple of toy birds that are stuffed with catnip and they also sing like a live bird when my cats grab on to them. They absolutely love playing with the cat toy singing birds. My cats also love to play with other cat toys that are stuffed with fresh catnip.

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Cats like to play with the cat treat dispensers. My cats keep rolling the dispenser around on the floor until a delicious treat comes out for them to eat and enjoy. I have a catit, friskes, and a temptations cat treat dispenser.

My cats also like to play with large toy bugs and green plastic frogs and various other cat toys. A cat that plays games will be happy and content and psychically fit.

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How My Outdoor Cats Entertain Themselves

Outdoor kittens love to chase after leaves that have fallen off of the trees in the fall. The kittens will pounce on the leaves and chase after them as the wind blows them around. Kittens will play with their Mother’s tail. Young kittens love to wrestle with each other. Mother cats love to take their kittens with them while they hunt in the fields and ditch’es for mice. Kittens learn their hunting skills from their Mother.

My cats that live outdoors love to bask in the sun and lay on the warm cement by my house. Some of my outdoor cats like to roll around in the dry dirt in the garden or field. Rolling around in the dry dirt helps remove excess oil from your cats hair so in essence they are taking a dirt bath. Outdoor cats love to roll around in the garden while I am working in the garden.

My outdoor cats love to take a sunbath on my deck when the sun is out. My cats enjoy my deck even in the winter months if the sun is out. Maggie loves to watch birds eating at my bird feeder. Maggie has never tried to eat any of the birds at my bird feeder I think she knows I would not be happy with that.

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My outdoor cats make sure my buildings are rodent free. I have watched Maggie going around to the corn crib and old machine shed and looking inside of the buildings for mice. Outdoor cats catch and eat a lot of rodents along with the dry cat food that I put out for them each and everyday.

I have a few cat toys in my outdoor cat building for my cats to play with. They have a catnip mouse and four cat toy balls to roll around on the building floor.

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Trixie Scratching Post and Combination Hammock Cat Bed

I have purchased four of the Trixie scratching post hammock beds for my cats over the years. The Trixie products are easy to put together all you have to do is screw two bolts into the cat hammock bed and it is completely assembled.

My cats next door sleep in the hammock part everyday. They also use the scratching post constantly. My cats manage to remove the attached ball in about a months time. My cats still play with the unattached ball.

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Addi loves to sleep in her hammock bed day after day. Russ loves to curl up in the hammock for a long afternoon nap. Hilford loves to scratch away at the scratching post on the Trixie scratching post combination hammock cat bed. Sherlock loves to bask in the comfort of the soft fleece on the hammock cat bed. I have found Cali curled up in a tight little ball sound to sleep in her hammock cat bed. Lorenzo sleeps in the hammock every chance that he can get. Mr. Gray lays in the hammock and plays with the older cats tails from his higher vantage point. My cats next door love scratching away on the rope covered cardboard post on the Trixie combination hammock cat bed. Most of my cats next door  have their claws so I love the Trixie scratching post combination hammock cat bed because all of my cats next door with claws love to use it.

Kohl jumped into the Trixie hammock cat bed the moment I had it assembled. He slept in it until I put the Trixie hammock cat bed in the house next door for my other cats. Conrad batted the attached ball around for about ten minutes.

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I would highly recommend a Trixie scratching post combination hammock cat bed to all of my feline loving friends. I found my Trixie products on the internet.

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A Cat Owners Daily Routine

My cats are my alarm clock. They generally wake me up by at least 6:00 AM every morning. They start out by walking on my stomach or licking my hand.

I feed my cats early in the morning and I give them fresh water to drink. I comb or brush my cats that tend to shed a lot. I generally manage to comb out a small clump of fur from each cat that I comb out.

I put my cats toys away every morning. It is always interesting  to see what they will pick out of their cat toy box to play with for the day. They always pick out at least two catnip filled toys. They picked out a red toy lobster, a white toy rabbit, a small green dragon toy along with the catnip toys today.

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In the afternoon they take turns sitting on my lap while I pat them on their head. They like to sleep on top of my Grandfathers clock and on top of my refrigerator.

My cats next door take sunbaths during the day. They like to sleep on a window sill cat bed. Lorenzo and Russ like to sleep on a shelf that has clean towels on it that have been softened with fabric softener.

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My cats next door get their litter box cleaned for a second time in the afternoon. Some of my cats next door rush to make a new deposit to their litter box before I am done cleaning them out.

All of my cats get an afternoon or an evening snack. They may get cat treats or canned cat food or tuna canned in water as a treat for the day.

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My cat  Conrad likes to sleep on a rocking chair in the afternoon. Kohl likes to take a sunbath in the hallway upstairs in the afternoon. Garfunkel likes to sleep on top of the refrigerator,  Grandfathers clock and the China hutch.

I love my daily routine in caring for my awesome feline family. I hope your feline family has a wonderful daily routine with you.

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