Every cat needs play time whether that means chasing a ball around the house or stalking birds and rodents in a backyard. While you can’t always let a cat outside to play, you can keep your cat amused with toys that interact with the feline to provide stimulation for their hunting instincts.

Consider a laser toy. While most laser toys require you to physically aim it, the PetSafe Dart lets you set a timer and place it on the floor where your cat can play with it in your absence. Another option is a robotic mouse that roams around the house under battery power.

By providing your cat with automatic toys, you can enrich your home and let your cat play until you get home. Hopefully, this will wear the cat out so you can actually rest and relax with your cat.

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