If you know what to do to care for your cat, then the cat makes a great pet. A little self-education can transform you into the kind of responsible cat owner that keeps their feline friends happy and affectionate over the course of a long and healthy life. The following tips will help you out.
Though things may appear to be fine, you should always schedule regular medical checkups for your feline pet. Your vet can give you an idea of your cat’s overall health, in addition to administering any shots it may need. Try to keep the same vet during the life of your pet. They’ll understand what your cat has been through.
You can keep your cat away from electrical cords by spraying them with some bitter apple. Cords should be covered, especially if your cat tends to chew on them. Hide those loose cords and keep them out of sight in no longer needed paper towel rolls. Electronic items with tasty-looking, thin cords (video game controllers, phone chargers, and so on) should be stored securely when you’re not using them.
Making sure your cat doesn’t jump on the counters is hard to do. They love to be able to look around from up high. Give them an alternative. If you don’t want your cats to jump on your counters, you can put a cat condo in or around the kitchen.
You might find that your cat sleeps all day and wants to be active at night. In other words, they’ll be up and about late into the night. If your cats keep you up late at night, you should close the bedroom door. This can keep them from waking you up at night and from pouncing on feet under the blankets.
Put your cats’ litter box where it is most acceptable to him. It shouldn’t be put in an area with high traffic and should be far from their food. To prevent a strong stench, be sure this space is well-ventilated. You and your cat will greatly appreciate this.
Your cat needs attention and a lot of affection. Cats provide warmth and affection, and they also require the same from you. They are social creates which need reassurance. They also like feeling important and a big member of the family.
While cats are good pets for children generally, smaller children may treat them too roughly. Make sure your child knows how to treat a cat. Show them to pick up kitty gently and the types of activities which are appropriate. A cat’s bones are not as strong as a dogs, and they should be treated more gently.
Use a tablecloth underneath your cat’s dish. Some cats like removing food from their bowl and eating it beside their bowl. That can mean a bigger mess for you to clean. An easier way to do that is to either buy a placemat and put it underneath the cat bowl, or to cut a bit of fabric to use as a tablecloth that you can pick up and wash or shake over the garbage can.
Cats can be wonderful animals to keep as pets, but you need to properly care for them. As a good pet owner, read through this whole article several times and use the information for your own cat. With a little TLC and effort, your cat can have an amazing life.