Ask Seth: Cat Sleep

My cat seems to sleep all day and night.   How long does a normal cat sleep?

This is an interesting and common question.  One study concluded that domestic cats will sleep on average nine and a half hours a day.  In addition to this, they will spend another five and a third hours simply resting.   Cats are most active at dawn and dusk.  This is because the natural prey follows this same pattern.   Some cats are simply bored.  Try to stimulate them daily with toys and treats.  If you feel that your cat is more lethargic than normally, contact your veterinarian.

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About Seth Mayersohn

Have a question about your pet’s health or behavior? Readers can submit questions to Seth Mayersohn has a B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and a M.S. in Agriculture from West Virginia University. He has 12 years of experience as a veterinary technician and draws upon that experience to help our readers!

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