Cats are graceful, loving and beautiful. Felines are common and found just about everywhere. That said, having a cat in your home is very different! Read here for excellent ideas on how to handle your hardheaded animal.
Cats can get into even the tiniest of spaces. If they are wearing a collar this can pose a safety risk, in the event that your cat gets stuck. If your pet is wearing a breakaway collar, it’ll detach if it’s pulled too hard. It can really be a life saver for your cat.
To help your aging cat feel cozy, place a warmed tile under his bed. Simply heat a single foot cotta tile at 200 degrees between 15 and 20 minutes. Then, wrap this up into a towel and place it underneath your cat’s bed. If necessary, you can change out the tile after a few hours to provide continued warmth.
If your cat is female, you need to get it spayed at the proper age. If an indoor cat gets out, you may soon have kittens. You can prevent this by spaying or neutering your cat.
You should get your cat a tagged collar, even if it is not legally required. Tags can save you a lot of trouble if your cat gets lost. At least put your phone number and pets name on the tag.
When your cat accompanies you on a trip, remember to consider the health of their ears. You may think it’s a good idea to listen to loud music on your stereo, but cats generally don’t enjoy this. Keep your music off, and talk to your cat instead.
You should create a tablecloth for the cats in your home. Sometimes cats prefer to remove food from their bowls and eat it from the floor. This habit means you will end up with cat food on the floor to clean up. To make clean up a breeze, use a place mat underneath the bowl or a piece of fabric. You’ll be able to pick it up easily and shake the excess food into the trash.
You should think again before allowing your cat to go outside. This can be very unsafe for your cat. There is a chance your cat can contract fleas or perhaps something much worse. Additionally, your cat is likely to be injured by cars or other animals. If your cat must be an outdoor cat, limit it to your own backyard.
Cats love heights. For a truly happy cat, provide a safe place for your cat to survey his surroundings. Placing a shelf or two up high will not take up too much space in your home. To complete the package, add a cat bed or blanket.
Speak with other cat owners about any issues you may be having. Other cat owners may have had experience with what you’re going through right now. Your vet is a great source of advice, or you can find forums on the Internet to connect with other cat owners.
Feed your pet canned food. Dry food may cost less, but canned food has more benefits. Your cat can get more water, fat and protein from canned food. This will make it easier for your older cats to digest. Canned food is usually a great option for your cat, but talk with your vet.
Cats may be smart, but you can be even smarter if you take the advice in this article. Cats will learn some basic things, like where they’re allowed or not allowed to be. Cats can become well-trained if you put in the effort necessary.