Cat exercise wheel

Cat exercise wheel is a large wheel that a cat either runs on or walks on for exercise or play. A cat wheel looks like a large hamster wheel: the wheel turns from the weight of the cat.[1] A wheel can be used for enrichment or to exercise high energy indoor cats.

Cat Exercise Wheel

Indoor catsEdit

Many cats are kept in homes or small apartments and they do not have opportunities to run in the outdoors or burn off extra fat. In addition overweight cats may develop diseases such as diabetes. A cat wheel can assist cats in burning extra calories.[2] Activity and play is good for cats. Playing will help keep an indoor cat's body toned and keep its mind active.[3]

Because cats are traditionally not walked on a leash or let outside they can become obese without enrichment and exercise.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ridley, Jane (15 November 2019). "At the Big Apple Circus, these clever kitties rule the ring". NYP HOLDINGS. New York Post. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  2. ^ Fritz, Annisa. "Entertaining to watch, but is it safe for cats? Veterinarians weigh in on cat running wheels". veterinarymedicine. MultiMedia Animal Care LLC. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  3. ^ "How to Exercise and Play with a Cat". Patmd. Pet MD, LLC. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  4. ^ Irving, Michael. "Smart pet treadmill might get fat cats up and running". newatlas.com. New Atlas. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

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