Being curious – and occasionally odd – is in your cats nature. They act like they don’t need you; however, they enjoy being around you. Cats are mysterious, fascinating, and also very comforting animals. You should keep reading to learn how you can properly care for your beloved pet.
Any drape cords should be hidden so the cat cannot grab hold of them. Cats love to play with hanging cords and this poses the threat of your cat hurting themselves or becoming entangled. This may hurt them or possibly cause death. It is highly recommended that you keep all drape cords pinned in such a way that the cat can’t see them so as to prevent any accidents.
Groom your cat. Just like dogs, cats require regular brushing and de-tangling. This leads to a cleaner cat. It helps your cats shed much less too, which keeps them from spitting those hairballs up. A well groomed cat, then, is a happy and healthy cat.
If your cat is a female, it needs to be spayed when it reaches the appropriate age. You may believe that this is unnecessary if your cat stays inside all the time; however, cats almost always find a way to get outside, especially when they are in heat. When this occurs, your cat could get pregnant. A spayed cat is a safe cat.
Keeping your cats away from the counters can be hard. They love being above everything so that they can watch it all. One way to nip this problem in the bud is to give your cat a dedicated perch of their own as an alternative to using your space. An excellent tool for preventing your cat from jumping on the counter is a cat tower that is in the kitchen.
Put your cats’ litter box where it is most acceptable to him. The box should be out of the high traffic areas and a good distance from where your cat eats. Also be sure that the cat litter area is ventilated so the smell doesn’t linger. Your cat is certain to appreciate a litter box that is put into a good location.
If your cat is traveling with you, remember their ears. Cats tend to prefer gentle sounds during the day. Try turning down your tunes or keeping it off to make your cat’s trip better.
Sometimes children get too excited when playing with a new cat and may mishandle them. It is important that you teach children how to properly interact with a new cat. Give them examples of how to be gentle with it and what should and should not be done. Feline bones are weaker than those of many other pets, so they must be handled with care.
Place a “tablecloth” under your cat’s food bowl. 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. To simplify your clean up duties, place a ready made placemat under the dish or purchase some inexpensive fabric and use it like a tablecloth.
Is there a dog in your home, as well as a cat? A dog will take any opportunity they have to eat your cats food. You should keep your cat food away from the dog. This will prevent the two from fighting over the water when the food dishes are empty.
Talk to people you know about any cat problems you’re having. You can often get great advice from friends and family. Your vet is a great source of advice, or you can find forums on the Internet to connect with other cat owners.
Cats are a very difficult animal to understand sometimes. The tips here will help you keep them that way. Being a cat owner can be great, and if you take care of your cat properly your happy cat can be a wonderful pet.