Ready, Set, Exercise

Inventive games and your imagination can encourage your cat to exercise.

By Kristin A. Grant

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Cats and exercise. Two words that don’t seem to mix, especially since cats can sleep 20 to 22 hours per day, according to Joseph Taboada, a veterinarian and associate dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University.

Nonetheless, owners can facilitate feline exercise. “From a health standpoint, increasing activity certainly has the same benefits for cats that it does for us,” Taboada says. To improve your cat’s muscles, joints, bones and psychological well-being, implement these 18 activity-bolstering techniques.

**For the full article, pick up the January issue of CAT FANCY.**

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