A cat’s purr is mesmerizing. This is a relaxing sound and can put you at ease. That’s why you must care for them properly. Continue reading to learn how to keep your pet purring and happy.
Check with your shelter before you purchase a cat. Shelters have a lot of cats in them and you can get one adopted for a small fee. You really are saving a life and keeping the feline population in check all in one!
If you own a female cat, you should have her spayed when she is old enough. Even though your cat stays indoors all the time, there might be that one time she slips through the door when she goes into heat, which results in a litter of unexpected kittens. Spray your cat so that this does not occur.
You can also consider outfitting your cat with a chip so you can monitor its whereabouts. Your pet may be an indoor cat, but that doesn’t mean it’ll never dash through your door or slide outside via an open window. Although they provide the information needed to find your beloved pet, they can also accidentally get caught or even be wiggled out of. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and can hold all of your contact information. Every shelter and most veterinarian offices have microchip scanners that can read the chips, and best of all, they chips can’t be lost.
Put your cats’ litter box where it is most acceptable to him. Do not place it in a busy area or close to where your cat eats meals. To minimize odors, keep it in a spot that’s well ventilated. Your cat will certainly appreciate your efforts, and you will too!
Put your cat’s food on a tablecloth. Often, a cat will remove food from his bowl to eat on the side. This makes quite a mess. Place a piece of fabric or a place-mat under your cat’s bowl and then simply shake it over a garbage can for quick and easy clean up.
You should think again before allowing your cat to go outside. This could be harmful and unsafe. Cats can attract fleas and other parasites. There’s the chance that your pet could be harmed by other animals or passing vehicles. If your cat has to be outside, make sure it is only in a small area near the house.
You cannot teach a cat to use a litter box. This should come naturally for your cat. You cannot teach it to do this. It’s not a good idea to rub your cats paws in litter. Some people think this is the way to train. It isn’t.
Give your cat a good brushing regularly. The act of brushing helps the coat become glossy, and it helps stimulate the skin. Also, it helps manage loose hair. This helps to stop hairballs and their associated medical problems.
Don’t punish cats for making messes outside the litter box. Many times, this is caused by failure to properly clean or place the litter box. Punishments given to the cat will just make him or her less willing to be around its owner going forward.
Make sure your cat is always wearing a collar with proper identification tags. This is essential even for indoor cats. Cats are inquisitive and will explore an open door or window if it is presented to them. Tags that list your contact number and vet’s name need to be worn. This is also vital if your animal has health issues.
Play is an important part of a cat’s life. Really play is something that all mammals share, no matter the age. Although older cats won’t be as active as younger cats, they still need a little exercise. Enjoy your cat every day.
A happy cat means a cat that purrs, so that is why all cat owners must take of their cats the best they can. Cats are beautiful, graceful animals and caring for them can be easy if you use tips like those in this article. Use these tips to boost your cat’s purring.