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Mental Stimulation for Cats

Mental Stimulation for Cats at The Cat Practice

At The Cat Practice, we are proud to offer professional veterinarian services with years of animal care experience. We have been committed to providing excellence in veterinary services, including wellness checkups, vaccinations, pet exams, animal surgery, senior pet care, emergency services, animal dentistry, and more to patients in Oak Park and the surrounding areas. Along with our health care services, we also provide consultations on your pet's mental health. It is often a neglected aspect of your pet's overall health and well-being. For cats, it is essential to have mental stimulation exercises and activities.


Intelligent Creatures

Cats are highly intelligent creatures. For this reason, they will not be content with merely sleeping and cuddling up with you. The environment in which they live should include spaces for them to play, toys, and for you to play hunting-style games often. This benefits your cat mentally and allows them to be more active, which will prevent them from becoming obese.

Mental Stimulation for Cats

Mental stimulation can decrease the chances of depression or lack of energy in a cat. It can also help cure other mental conditions. It can be difficult for most pet owners to play or engage consistently with their cats. However, this can lead to your cat being frustrated, lethargic, or depressed.

Keep in mind that even a little exercise goes a long way. 5 to 15 minutes of playtime with your cat can go a long way in helping him or her engage in mental stimulation. It is also a good idea to end these sessions with a treat, signaling to your cat that he or she just finished a positive activity. You can further stimulate the cat's mind by adding more complexity to whatever games you two play.

Don't limit your cat to just one type of activity. Our office can inform you about all the different options you have for mentally stimulating your cat. If you cannot provide certain aspects of mental stimulation, our team will inform you about all other ways you can keep your pet healthy and happy. We can provide you with puzzles and toys to mentally stimulate your cat in the comfort of your own home. We can assess your cat to find the right stimulation for him or her.

Contact Us for Cat Care from Our Veterinarian in Oak Park, IL

At The Cat Practice of the Oak Park, we offer toys and enrichment activities to keep your cat stimulated. Our experienced veterinarian can assist you in mentally stimulating your cat. We are committed to providing pets with the quality care they need. You can book an appointment with us through our website or give us a call to see how we can help. Contact us today to see how we can assist your pet's health care.