Monday, January 12, 2015

Resolution: Pet Fitness?


Maxwell: Don't mind me, I'm just doing a bit of stretching before my Paw-lates class.


Maxwell, is that your New Year's Resolution? Paws up, dood!

Seriously, pet fitness is not necessarily a laughing matter, considering that a few years ago, a study was published that stated obesity in cats had increased by 90%.

You can help your cat become more physically fit by encouraging him to increase his activity. The above link and this one here provide you with helpful tips you can use to encourage your cat to move a bit more.

How about a new year's resolution for us cat owners? Commit to more playtime each week. Not only is physical activity healthful, it provides your pet with much needed socialization and enrichment time. The benefits may even include less mischief around your home!


28 comments:

  1. Good for Maxwell! paw-lates!!!!

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  2. My latest weight loss plan for the boys was to foster kittens. It worked! I also head to the basement to ride my exercise bike and they join me down there, run around and play. Glad I can be an inspiration.

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  3. Pawlates-I like that :) You should have a weekly class on it. I agree that play time should be a necessity for our kitties.

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  4. We are all furry and non-furry family members on a fitness program ...some need more help than others

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  5. You are looking so cute and stretched there :-)
    And great post! Playtime is very important for good health and relationship between kitties and humans!

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  6. The Farm cats do a lot of running around whether it be chasing mousies or up on the walls of the yurt.

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  7. I keep Binga and Boodie running around here, playing with me, and I'm sure that is really good for them!

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  8. Maxwell, you're already looking fit and trim.

    Derry's idea of playing is to hang over a cat tree and swat at something for 30 seconds. :-P

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  9. dood....ewe shuld start a clazz... a paw lates clazz....we will bring de snax !! ;) ♥

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  10. we gotta get mom on board with that....although Daiquiri already thinks it is great - a rousing game of fetch every night before bed :)

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  11. Meowm needs to play more with my brofur Sammy. He is getting chunky! And me, I am getting skinny!

    Paw-lates indeed!

    ~~Orion

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  12. Mom was talking about Pee-lates, but we're not sure about it... Purrs

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  13. un peu de sport fait du bien,
    très belle photo
    câlins

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  14. Paws up for spending more time playing with us! If the humans would put down the computer mouse and pick up the wand toy, that would be perfect!

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  15. Less mischief!? Now what fun would that be? Maxwell, you are adorable doing your exercises. If a handsome dude like you would lead an exercise class, we girls would be there in a heartbeat. (Mom too!) XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  16. My New Year's resolution is to do more yoga! I don't think I relax enough. ;) ~Wally

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  17. Stretches are good, as are short sprints, jumps and pouncing.

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  18. Exercise is good. We try to get ours outside, but the weather has been rotten lately. So on bad days, TBT tosses toys and kibbles for longer than usual.

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  19. Daddy recently parked a wand toy in his office and now it's one of our fave play arenas!

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  20. Great stretch Maxwell. I'd like to play more often, but right now I'm in my perch snoozing, and snoring! I did chase a few balls the other day.

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  21. Stretches is furry ipawtent before you play around , I always do that too :)

    XOXO

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  22. Good idea, Maxwell! Our dad must have read your mind because we get play time (TOY!) almost every evening now. You should see us girls jump! Even brother Maxx gets into it!

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  23. Maxwell good going on the Paw-lates, Neytiri will join you, she loves that!

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  24. Are you going to start teaching classes?
    Let us know how to sign up!
    : )

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