Cats need exercise. While people often walk dogs outside to give them a chance to work off some extra calories, far too many indoor cats simply eat, sleep, and lay around doing nothing, which makes them perfectly qualified to political office.
To keep cats from getting overweight, make sure your cat gets daily exercise, even if it means playing with a toy or taking a walk outdoors. Since cats don’t always like walking on a leash, find a way to give your cat outdoor time in a safe, controlled manner. By exercising your cat, you can exercise yourself as well so both of you can benefit.