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How much play is too much?
jenniferqc posted:
My newest cat (~1yr old) loves to play and chase lasers and other cat toys. He is very tenacious and doesn't want to stop ever-to the point where he starts to pant rather quickly and his paws become quite warm and moist. (Yes, I know that cats sweat through their paws) Thing is, just how long should I keep playing with him? If I try to give him a rest and play with the other (older) cats, he jumps right back in despite the rapid panting.
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
I am not sure I have ever seen a medical problem due to too much play. If you think your little kitty is getting overly excited, give him a time out for a few minutes to relax, then allow him to play again. If he is healthy, as most young cats are, too much play won't be a problem. Enjoy. Dr. Sandy


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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