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5 Games Kids Can Play with Cats

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If your child is into video games, computers and other technology, playing with cat toys could get boring fast. Luckily for your child and cat, there are a variety of apps and games made for tablets, smartphones and computers that could engage them both. Gone are the days when your cat had to actually leave the couch to chase a mouse -- now he can chase one on a screen.

Most cat apps feature some sort of moving object on the screen, like a mouse, to entice your cat to paw at it. When he interacts with the app, it may make a sound to keep the cat engaged. Even games not intended for cats have proven to be feline crowd pleasers, like Koi Pond, which features fish floating by. Just make sure kitty's claws are trimmed to avoid a costly scratch to your equipment.