Agility, intelligence, and the sound of purring. Cats are absolutely wonderful animals and make excellent pets. It is important to learn as much as you can about cats if you own one or are thinking of owning one. The following advice will show you how to take great care of your cat. Read on!
Move any drape cords out of a cat’s reach. You should not allow your cat to play with drape cords since they could end up with the cord wrapped around their neck. This could really hurt or possibly kill them. Therefore, ensure that drape cords are pinned away from your cat’s reach.
Cats like sneaking into small spaces. If your cat gets caught on something wearing a traditional collar they could end up hurting their neck trying to break free. Purchase breakaway collars that will give if they are yanked tightly. It can really be a life saver for your cat.
Don’t use items on a cat that are meant for a dog. Cats have very strong, negative reactions to products formulated for dogs. When it comes to flea products this is particularly true. Dog products that are flea related can kill a cat. Actually, it is best to separate the cat from the dog once the flea problem has been treated.
If your cat ventures outdoors, it’s key to get your cat a collar which has a contact tag. Cats can go far from home and without a tag they could become lost forever. Be sure the name of your cat and your number can be found on the tag.
It can be hard to stop your cat from coming on your counters. Cats enjoy high places so they can see what is happening around them. You may mitigate the problem by providing designated heights for them to use. Placing a cat tower by the kitchen can keep cats from getting on counters.
You may want to have a microchip implanted in your cat. Even a house cat may end up lost outside, no matter how careful you are. Tags and collars can help you cat return home, but cats can wiggle out of them or risk injury by snagging them on a tree branch or bush. A teeny microchip can hold your contact information. Most vets and all shelters can scan these chips to get your contact information and there is no risk of losing the chip.
Cats are usually more active during the night. Do not be surprised if your cat is very active at night. If you have trouble sleeping because of cats, you may want to close the door to your bedroom. This will reduce the frequency that they wake you up.
If you are traveling with a cat in tow, be aware of the noises in your car. You may prefer loud music as you drive down the freeway, blasting your stereo, but your feline friend likes softer sounds better. Keep your music off, and talk to your cat instead.
Try not to let your cat go outside. This can compromise your cat’s safety. Fleas can infest your cat, or something worse can happen. They might get injured by some other animals, vehicles, or people. If your cat must be an outdoor cat, limit it to your own backyard.
You should now have some ideas you can use. All these tips can only make living with cats much easier. When you take responsibility to take care of your cat in the way it needs to be cared for, your cat can enjoy life more. It will also help you to enjoy a happier cat. Try these tips and you’ll see the results.