We’ve all been there before. Our alarm is going off and we don’t want to get out of bed. Tossing and turning, moaning and groaning; just because we are too lazy to start our day off. If that is how you act sometimes, then why can’t your cat be lazy, too? Cats tend to be lazy all day, every day, which isn’t how you are. It might take you a million years to get out of bed but you are still very productive throughout the day. Your cat on the other hand is not. No matter what you’re doing around the house, your cat is always lounging around or sleeping somewhere. You notice that your cat keeps growing around the waist line. This isn’t very healthy for your cat to be lazy all day and also gaining weight. How in the world to do get your cat to step up their energy during the day?
If you have a job and you come home from work exhausted, you obviously aren’t getting out that mouse-looking stuffed animal on a string. You want to wind down, eat, think about life, and possibly watch television. That sounds like a normal routine, right? Once you are in that mood where you want to be lazy, there is no playing games with little Pepper who is watching you from the other corner of the couch. One way to fix your cats laziness is to prevent your from even starting. It’s very hard to work all day and not be lazy and then come home and not be lazy. Unfortunately, your lazy cat needs more help than you do. As soon as you get home you should find your lazy cat and lure them into your 15 minutes of fun with a treat. Have a few toys ready to go that will help them get a lot of cardio exercise. The sticks that the sell with the strings and feathers on the end of them usually make for a nice jumping session. If your lazy cat has gained so much weight they can’t jump, try sweeping the feathers across the floor and make them move back and forth to try and catch it.
Catnip will probably work in order to boost energy back into your lazy cat. Give your lazy cat a little bit of catnip and they will be bouncing off of the wall. They make special toys that are actually made to put catnip inside. Balls and scratching posts are the most common ways to give your lazy cat catnip. They will be scratching that post or rolling around those balls for longer than you can stand. You might actually push towards them being lazy cats again! These tips are short, sweet, and simple. They will help you motivate your lazy cat to live again and also save you some of your down time. However, with all of that down time, don’t start to pick up your lazy cat’s habits!