Playtime releases stress, offers exercise--yes your cats need exercise, and engenders mental health. Toys can be simple such as ponytail elastics to automated wand toys, from catnip filled to interactive. Encourage your domestic hunter to mimic his predator instincts: stalking, pouncing, chasing and capturing, even if it is pseudo fabric prey--as demonstrated by Sidney-Beans.
As Dempsey, our polydactal, “clicked” across the store counter, I groaned knowing he needed a pedicure. Dempsey’s eight additional nails—a few which are challenging with the extra toes, makes nail trimmings a bit more unpleasant. The client at the register chimed in with her own difficulties of clipping her cat’s nails—she’d even tried approaching hers while he was sound asleep.
Founder, President, and PetSage guiding light Terri Grow offers her insights and wisdom on pet care.