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It’s easy for us to keep our dogs active and fit. Chief’s previous owner primarily worked on a farm, and would take him for rides around the farm in his truck. Chief loves to hop in the back of the truck and will beg for a “ride”. We’ll load him up, and go walking around on one of the farms. He gets exercise, and we spend time with him. It’s much harder to keep our cat Tucker active. He was born in one of the barns, and we gradually befriended him. Jeremy brought him in the house when we moved in, and he’s only left the house one time to go to the vet. I’m sharing some advice for keeping your cat active.
He’s gradually becoming less of a playful kitten, and I don’t want him to become overweight. Overweight pets can experience the same health problems that overweight humans do. We want to keep our pets as healthy as possible, and that includes keeping them fit and active.
I refer to my sweet cat Tucker as the reformed barn cat. He was several months old when Jeremy brought him into our home. He is perfectly content prowling our house, and informing us that his food bowl dish is empty by “singing the song of his people”. He would eat non-stop if we would feed him. He loves being an indoor cat, hiding balls so that he can play chase on our hardwood floors at 2 am, harassing our French Bulldog Bob, and snuggles. You can’t exactly leash and walk a cat to ensure they get enough exercise, so we had to find other ways to ensure he’s staying active.
We picked up this mouse for Tucker last fall. It must remind him of a real mouse (I’m sure he caught a few living in the barn), because he loves to play with it. A poor unsuspecting house guest once stumbled upon it, and they thought it was real too. He’ll grab it by the tail, shake it, and throw it in the air. When I think he’s getting bored, I’ll toss it across the living room, and the game of chase will resume. He also enjoys chasing string (or Bob’s dog leash with or without Bob attached). I wanted to share a few photos of Tucker playing with his mouse, but in true cat fashion he just gave me an annoyed look while I was holding the camera.
Diet plays an important role in keeping Tucker fit and active. We feed him a grain-free formula from Purina® Beyond®. He was a feral cat, and ate limited grains before entering our home. He particularly loves the Purina® Beyond® Grain Free Ocean Whitefish & Egg Recipe, and prefers it over wet food. The formula has no corn, wheat, or soy.
He certainly doesn’t turn down canned cat food when he gets it as a special treat. Purina® Beyond comes in a variety of flavors.
Purina® Beyond® is available in dog and cat formula including dry foods, canned foods, and treats.
From June 7- June 23, 2015 Meijer ‘mPerks’ shoppers will be able to take advantage of special savings on Purina Beyond products:
- Save $1 on any bag of Beyond Dog Treats
- Save $2 on any bag Beyond Dry Dog
- Save $2 on any bag Beyond Dry Cat
- Buy 2 Beyond Purees Save $2
- Buy 2 Beyond Wet Dog 13 oz and Save $2
- Buy 4 Beyond wet cat 3 oz and Save $1
How do you keep your indoor cat active and spend time with your pets?