December 2007 Issue

Choosing a Safe Cat Toy

Your cat's age and playing preferences should be considered when toy shopping. Here's what you should keep in mind.

The cat toy industry is booming in the United States partly because we love our kitties, but largely because our lifestyles make it difficult for them to engage in instinctual behavior without them. According to Dr. Julia Albright, resident in Animal Behavior at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, "Adult feral cats spend a good portion of the day looking for prey, whereas our indoor domestic cats do not."

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