The Perfect Cat Day: What’s an Ideal Cat Schedule?

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  • Wake up and have a quick snack of canned food. Also, offer fresh dry food. Open the screened window or door and allow the outdoor sounds to stimulate your cat.
  • Make sure your cat has plenty of fresh clean water. Change the water to make sure the bowl is full and fresh.
  • Spend about 10 minutes of quality time just talking and petting your cat. Notice anything unusual about his demeanor, attitude, hair coat, look of his eyes, etc.
  • Scoop the Litter boxes.
  • Fill the bird or squirrel feeder. Change water in the bird bath.
  • Open a secure screened window or door and allow your kitty to enjoy the sounds and smells of the outdoors for a little while.

 

9 am – 12 pm

 

  • Nap time!? Or time to follow you around as you do your housework. If you are off to work – then naptime it will be.

 

12 pm – 1 pm

 

  • Ideally, most cats would enjoy some interaction again with the opportunity to play or be stimulated. If you work all day, make sure you have an interesting window, tall perch or some toys around during the day.

 

1 pm – 5 –pm

 

  • Nap time again? Or still nap time? Or another opportunity to observe you working!

 

5 pm – 7:30 pm

 

  • Drinks, dinner, and playtime. Again, change the water and offer dinner. Monitor your cats’ appetite. Offer a longer and more extensive playtime than this morning. Let him really play and burn off some of that pent-up energy.
  • Scoop the litter box again.

 

7:30 pm – 11 pm

 

  • Quiet family time. This may be a good opportunity to brush and groom you cat, brush his teeth and spend some quality time, or even jump on the couch and watch some TV.
  • Open a secure screened window or door and allow your kitty to enjoy the sounds and smells of the outdoors.

 

Bedtime!

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