The following post first appeared on ProtectaPet:
YOUR CAT MIGHT BE BORED
When there’s nothing to do, sometimes animals sleep more. There are lots of ways you can enrich your cat’s life to cut down on boredom. For instance, you could build your cat a catio (a safe outdoor space for your cat) or some climbing shelves. You could also offer enrichment toys. Cat mint helps to stimulate, relax and entertain your feline friend.
YOUR CAT COULD BE ILL OR FEELING UNWELL
YOUR CAT MAY BE APPROACHING OLD AGE
YOUR CAT MAY NOT ACTUALLY BE ASLEEP
Cats do sleep deeply but not always. Much like people, cats are often just snoozing. Light sleeping makes up about 3/4 of your cat’s sleep time, with just 1/4 of their sleep time being devoted to deep sleep.
When cats snooze lightly, they get the rest they need while remaining alert. When your cat is sleeping or snoozing, you may notice that its eyes are slightly open or that its ears twitch and rotate in response to noises.
YOUR CAT MAY BE OBESE OR LACKING IN VITAMINS
Obesity is a very likely reason why your cat sleeps a lot. Apart from overfeeding, obesity in cats may also be caused by an imbalanced diet and lack of exercise. An average cat should be fed three to four small meals daily. Feed him a lean, protein-rich diet. Some cats that are left alone for most of the day with all the food they can eat are more likely to become overweight. If you have to leave for long periods, make use of feeders with portion control so your cat doesn’t overeat. If your pet is an indoor cat, you may want to consider securing your garden with a ProtectaPet system so that they can exercise outside and exhibit their natural behaviours such as roaming, playing and stalking bugs! A cat fence barrier or enclosure keeps your cat safe from harm by controlling their territory.