Caring for house cats

Provide the right space and equipment

A scratching post serves as a great tool to test your house cat's claws and keep them away from furniture. Giving them various toys to play with as well as allowing them to go around most parts of the house can also help keep them active.


Encourage exercise

If your cat lives indoors, chances are they get lesser exercise compared to an outdoor cat. This could cause them to gain unwanted weight leading to higher risks of weight-related health conditions.

Help them stay fit and active by giving them regular play times that involves running, pouncing and chasing – and give them the right amount of food for those activities.


Create a stimulating environment

Because of space limitations, indoor cats might find it harder to express their natural instincts. Always expose them to new sights, smells and sounds, and have plenty of things in the house that they can play with like scratching posts or moving toys that mimics 'hunting'. This can help create an interesting environment for them.


Let them experience the outside safely

Even if your cat could not go outside, you can still create a similar experience for them by providing them access to a small resting space by the window where they can relax safely and look out of the window.

Another choice could be to open a window and put a see-through net over it so that they can enjoy the sights, sound and smell of the outdoors.


Choose a specially-formulated indoor cat food

House cats are more likely to have more hairballs than those who live outside, and their energy requirements are likely to be different.

Specially formulated indoor cat food like Purina ONE® Indoor Formula would greatly help them as it contains fibres to help carry the hair away from the stomach and a suitable protein/fat ratio, as well as all the nutrients they need to support their health. Find out more about Purina One Indoor Cat Food