Advice For Every Person Who Owns A Cat

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cats have been the companion of choice by many for hundreds of years. Cats have inspired the songs, poetry and visual arts of many cultures. It’s clear why this is; cats believe they are the boss. This article will help your cat live a happier life.

Prevent your cats from playing with drapery cords. Do not allow your cat to play with these. The cords may be looped and a cat may get them wound around their neck. It may actually cause them some serious harm. To prevent this from happening, keep any drape cords pinned away from any eyes.

TIP! Keep your cat away from your drapery cords. Cats love to play with hanging cords and this poses the threat of your cat hurting themselves or becoming entangled.

Check out the shelter when adopting a cat. Many shelters are overcrowded with lovable and adoptable cats. When you adopt a cat from a shelter, you save a life and help keep the cat population under control.

In order to be sure your cat is healthy, take them to their vet regularly. They should have regular check ups annually, and more appointments should be made if they need to get important shots. Don’t hesitate to take your cat to the vet immediately if you notice anything unusual about their health or if they are injured.

Don’t give a cat a dog’s product. Cats usually react negatively to items made especially for dogs. Flea products for dogs are one of the worst products to give a cat. Dog products that are flea related can kill a cat. If your dog has been treated for fleas, keep him away from your cat for at least three hours.

TIP! Brush and trim your cat’s fur often to keep it looking sharp. They need to be brushed every day.

If your cat goes outside, it is important to have a collar with a tag. Understand that cats may travel a long distance; therefore, if it gets lost, this tag will assist you and others in finding it. At least put your phone number and pets name on the tag.

Cats love to play on kitchen counters, and it can be hard to break them of the habit. They love to be able to look around from up high. You can get your cat to quit doing this if you make areas that it can climb up to. Putting a cat tower in or near the kitchen can help keep the cats from laying on the counter.

Cats are partially nocturnal. This means nighttime is an active time for your cat. If your cat’s activities are keeping you awake at night, try keeping your bedroom door shut. Your cat will not bother you in the middle of the night if this area is off limit.

TIP! You can keep your cat away from electrical cords by spraying them with some bitter apple. If your cat is especially intent on chewing cords, keep them covered as much as possible.

Pick the right location for your cat’s litter box. You shouldn’t keep it near your pet’s food, and you shouldn’t keep it in an area people walk through a lot. The area should also be well ventilated so that it doesn’t smell too badly. Not only will your cat appreciate it but you will too.

Make a tablecloth for your cats. Certain cats prefer removing their food from their bowl and putting it on the side to eat it. This can lead to a big clean-up. Simply place a cloth placemat that will grab at the food under their plate and then shaken out over the trash. You can put a vinyl one underneath that can be picked up wiped down easily if you prefer.

Cat Outside

TIP! Your cat’s claws can wreck havoc on your furniture. Buy your cat a scratching posts to focus its attention off your furniture.

Think twice before letting your cat outside. Letting your cat outside greatly increases his risk level. Your cat could get fleas or even worse parasites. Your cat might be injured by people, other animals and even vehicles on the road. If your cat must be an outdoor cat, limit it to your own backyard.

Brush your cat’s coat often. This helps to stimulate blood flow and circulation, and it will also help to evenly distribute the natural oil your cat’s fur has. Also, it helps manage loose hair. This can keep hairballs at bay because this can choke up a cat and also build up in its stomach.

Acclimate your cat to a cat carrier. Cats and dogs do not usually respond the same ways to punishment. Cats learn well when they feel encouraged. Put their favorite toy and blanket in a carrier. Leave it somewhere they always go to. After some time, your cat will respond better to the carrier. It’s a much easier way to get the cat in.

TIP! You may want to have a microchip put into your car. Even indoor cats may get out of your home at some point.

Feeding your cat different types of food helps ensure they don’t get finicky. If you raise your kitten with the same food for their entire life, this can become the only type of food they will willingly eat.

If your cat suddenly stops using the litter box, you should take him to the vet. Cats sometimes behave like this if they have a urinary infection or other medical problem. A potentially serious illness may be able to be treated by inexpensive antibiotics.

Litter Box

TIP! Keep your cat amused. Cats need to play and get regular exercise.

Be aware whenever your cat suddenly quits using its litter box. There are a number of medical issues that can cause your cat to suddenly stop using their box. These conditions include kidney and bladder problems. When your cat stops using the litter box regularly, a call to the vet is definitely in order.

A cat usually believes it is in charge of your house. However, it is possible to get a cat to realize that it is actually you who is in charge. People understand that cats make great pets, and this article will make that experience even better.

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