Cats are a superb specimen of physical power, mental awareness, and tactile agility amongst domesticated animals. Cats grace the homes of people from all walks of life, and fill communities with life and energy. You need to learn to live inside with them. Cats are intelligent, strong, and agile, but they can also be quite stubborn. You’ll need good advice to deal with them.
Keep your drape cords away from your cats. Cats can potentially strangle themselves on these cords so it is important to protect your cat from this potential danger. This could hurt or kill them. To stop this from happening, pin your drapes and hide them out of sight.
Cats are curious by nature, which can end up getting them into trouble. If they are wearing a collar this can pose a safety risk, in the event that your cat gets stuck. Therefore, use a breakaway collar that will come undone whenever it’s being pulled very tightly. This could save your cat’s life if the collar gets caught in some branches.
If you have an outdoor kitty, make sure to invest in a break away collar with an identification tag. Cats can roam far, so a tag will ensure you find them quickly when they’re lost. Be sure that the pet’s name and also your home number are on the tag.
Nice furniture and cat claws don’t get along very well. If you find your cat tearing up things around your home, buy a scratching post or cat tower. Teach your cat to scratch this instead of the legs of a couch or sofa. It may take some time and some corrections, but it can usually eliminate the problem.
Crystals in the urine, an issue many male cats have, can be avoided with the proper food. Your cat will experience considerable pain when he has to pass these crystals, and it’s not an easy (or cheap) problem for your veterinarian to fix. Keep your cat’s diet low in levels of magnesium. Read the label on any food you choose. You will notice that fish-based foods and products are higher in levels of magnesium than anything sourced from poultry.
If your cat is traveling with you, remember their ears. You may love belting out your favorite tunes as you drive on the freeway, but your cat probably enjoys softer sounds. Therefore, try to turn down your music or keep if off altogether so your cat has a better trip.
Make a tablecloth for your cats. Sometimes cats prefer to remove food from their bowls and eat it from the floor. This can really make a mess, and you might have to spend significant time cleaning around your cat’s food bowl. Something as simple as a place mat can help make cleanup easier.
You should brush your cat on a regular basis. It really helps move natural oils around the cat’s fur, and it improves blood flow. It will also remove loose hair. Hairballs can be prevented this way, which often lead to choking. There will be little need for self grooming and hair build up.
You cannot be the boss of you cat, it’s hopeless! They will soon figure out what they need to avoid and where they can have a free reign. Cats are not easily trained, but it is possible.