• Countryside Veterinary Clinic
  • Countryside Veterinary Clinic
  • Countryside Veterinary Clinic
  • Countryside Veterinary Clinic
  • Countryside Veterinary Clinic
  • Countryside Veterinary Clinic
  • Countryside Veterinary Clinic

Just like us humans, our feline companions need plenty of exercise to stay healthy and keep in good shape. Although this isn't a problem with some cats as they are quite active, other cats may not be so much. If the latter is the case with your feline friend, there are a number of ways to get your kitty motivated to play and run around.

1. Be Sure to Consult Your Vet First

Before introducing a new exercise program for your cat, be sure to talk with your veterinarian first, especially if your cat has health issues. Check with your vet on which activities are safe for your cat.

2. Get Your Cat Moving

If your cat is bored, one great way to keep them interested and active is simply to schedule time in your day to interact with them. Whether you choose toys, balls, or a feather stick, your cat may become perky and will start swatting and pouncing in no time! Here are some other great ways to help get your feline friend moving:

  • Set out paper bags, tissue paper and cardboard boxes in your living room, family room, or wherever the cat enjoys playing, to spark their interest.
  • Play a game of chase with your feline, using a flashlight pointer. Don't shine the pointer in their eyes!
  • Encourage instinctive feline behaviors like climbing and scratching by purchasing a cat tree, condo or scratching post.
  • Train your cat to learn a few tricks (and reward him or her with a low-calorie treat to encourage further learning!)
  • Buy your kitty a food puzzle. These are designed with treats inside, which your cat must work for to reach.
  • Consider purchasing another cat to keep your cat company and encourage your cat to interact and play more.
  • CountrySide Veterinary Service provides animal medical services including physical exams, lab services, diagnostics and other related services!
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  • CountrySide Veterinary Service offers elective surgical procedures including spay, neuter & declaw as well as orthopedic and soft-tissue surgeries!
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  • CountrySide Veterinary Service offers digital radiography, dental prophylaxis, microchip, PennHIP, OFA and other special services for your dogs & cats!
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  • CountrySide Veterinary Service offers physical exams, preventative care and immunization. Our staff even helps with senior wellness programs!
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At CountrySide Veterinary Service, our team of veterinarians, technicians, assistants and receptionists are committed to ensuring you and your pet will be treated professionally and with compassion and care. After all, we too are pet owners and understand the deep human-animal bond you have with your best friend. Throughout your pet's stay with us you will be kept up-to-date on your pet's status, diagnosis and treatment. We promise to care for your pet as we would care for our own!

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Business Hours

All hours subject to change

Appointment Hours

Monday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Our Locations

CountrySide Veterinary Services

CountrySide Veterinary Services
W3022 Edgewood Trail
Appleton, Wisconsin 54913
CountrySide Veterinary Wellness
1835 E Edgewood Drive #103
Appleton, WI 54913