Best ways to keep your pets entertained at home
By Team Walmart Pets
April 21, 2021
Whether you’re heading back to work or keeping your home office for the foreseeable future, it’s important to keep pets quiet, entertained and out of trouble while they’re at home.
For kittens and puppies, the right environment can help them develop into well-adjusted, better-behaved, happier adults. Pets in their golden years can benefit from a stimulating home life, helping them avoid cognitive decline and weight gain. And pets of all ages can benefit from being challenged regularly. Challenges can help prevent them from barking or chewing on things that they shouldn’t.
How to entertain your dog at home
Exercise your dog more
Rotate your dog’s toys
Just like kids, dogs can get tired of the same old toys. Reintroducing some forgotten toys or buying some new dog toys can help keep them stimulated.
Mix-up meal time
How to entertain your cat
Although most cats are accustomed to an indoor lifestyle, they appreciate new challenges just like dogs.
Play to their instincts
Cats love pouncing into used empty boxes or paper bags. And while many interactive cat toys are fun, sometimes all it takes is jiggling a shoelace or sprinkling kibble across the floor to stimulate your cat.
Try a food puzzle
Traditional food bowls don’t support cats' natural hunger tendencies. That’s why all cats can benefit from cat food puzzles.
Give them a new perch
A new perch for your cat can change their perspective which provides them with stimulation. Sometimes, turning on a fun nature documentary on your TV can work, too.