By Arden Moore for Vetstreet
Never underestimate the power of play for your indoor cat: Cats not only need but enjoy regular play sessions. Just don't expect your Persian to revel in a game of fetch, and forget trying to engage your Siamese in a friendly game of tug-of-war.
What games do cats enjoy the most? Ones that harness the true hunter inside them, says Joan Miller, a veteran all-breed cat judge and vice president of Cat Fanciers' Association, the world's largest registry of cat breeds.
"Cats are farsighted animals who really don't see that well close-up," says Miller. "But they can detect even the slightest movement that is, say, 120 feet away -- even in dim light. And their ability to hear is way beyond that of humans and dogs."
So how do you play with your cat? Miller identifies four feline-preferred game styles and the best times to play: