If your cat is lazy, this post will show you a number of possible reasons why and what you can do about it.

So, why is my cat so lazy? Likely reasons why your cat is lazy are that it behaves that way naturally, it has an illness, or an issue with its diet.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why your cat is lazy and it might be due to a combination of reasons. However, there are some things you can consider when figuring out the main cause and there are some things you can do about it.

Reasons why your cat is so lazy

Below are a number of possible reasons why your cat is lazy and what would make them more likely.

Nature

Cats will naturally sleep between 12-16 hours per day and will usually be most active in the early morning and late evening. If your cat is lazy because it has been sleeping a lot and it has not started sleeping a lot suddenly, it is likely to be natural behavior.

Illness

Another possible reason why your cat has been being lazy is that it has an illness. This would be more likely if your cat has started behaving that way suddenly and if it has been showing other signs of having an illness such as being fatigued when awake or vomiting a lot. In this case, the best option would be to take it to a vet.

An issue with its diet

It might be the case that it feels fatigued because there is a problem with its diet. This would be more likely if it suddenly became bored when you changed its diet or if it becomes lazier shortly after being fed.

Hot weather

If the weather has suddenly become a lot hotter then it could be the case that it is calm due to being too hot. This would be more likely if it started being calm when the weather became hotter.

In this case, it would help to make sure that it has access to lots of shade, cool areas and water.

Things to consider

Below are some things to consider to help figure out the main reason why your cat has been doing it.

What else happened when your cat first became lazy

If your cat was not always lazy, it would help to consider what else happened when your cat first started being lazy. If it started being lazy suddenly, it might be due to things such as illness, a change in its diet or a change in the weather.

If your cat is always lazy

It would also help to consider the timing of when your cat is lazy since the timing could have something to do with it. It is normal for cats to be lazy during the day and more lively in the early morning and late evening.

What to do about your cat being lazy

Below are some things to consider when figuring out the main reason why your cat has been doing it.

Get help

If your cat has started doing it suddenly and it has been being fatigued when awake, it would help to take it to a vet for a checkup. By doing so, you should be able to get expert advice tailored towards your particular cat and to rule out the possibility of it being due to illness or injury.

Ensure it is getting the right diet

If your cat has been doing it since a change in its diet, it would also help to make sure that your cat has been eating the right amount of calories and that it has been eating things that it should be.

Let it stay in a cool room

If the weather has become hotter, where you are, it would also help to try to give your cat access to a cool room.

Author

I created and currently run Kitty Cat Tips, the website that you can go to when you have questions about your cat's behavior. It's my hope that you find Kitty Cat Tips to be a helpful resource. It is also my hope that it will help you to improve your relationship with your cat. You can read more about me and my website here.