It is easy to spend time playing with your cat, if they will let you! Sometimes you may have to introduce some new things to your cat to keep it occupied. This might not even mean spending a penny! Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to better days.
Good grooming is important for cats. Cats must be brushed and groomed frequently. If you do this often, their coat will stay clean. This will also reduce things like shedding and hairballs because it keeps them from having extra hair. Keeping a cat groomed properly can help them and your home look great.
Your cat will want to climb 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. A breakaway collar is a good option since it will break if your cat pulls on it. Your cat can preserve a few of his nine lives with this.
If your cat is a female, be sure to get her spayed when she is old enough. Even if she stays inside all the time, she could get out when in heat and end up pregnant. Having your cat spayed helps to control the pet population and will save you time and trouble.
Spray bitter apple on electrical cords. If your cat plays with cords, put them up and out of the way, or you can hide them in old paper towel rolls. You can bundle loose cords into paper towel rolls that are old. Whenever you aren’t using any thin, electronic cords, you should store them away.
It’s not easy to keep cats off counters. Cats like to climb on things and a counter can look very inviting. You may be able to battle this issue by giving your cat a high place to chill. A cat tower near your kitchen can give them a place to watch you that is out of the way.
Adore your cat! They are very loving animals and deserve affection back. Cats, just like people, want to feel like a loved part of a family. Socialization is important to them. They wish to be a happy and valuable family member.
Cats sometimes will spend hours grooming themselves to perfection. If your kitty is a long-haired breed, the result of this might be hairballs. There are special foods you can buy to try to help with this particular problem. Some foods are enriched in fibers and vitamins to facilitate the digestion of the hairballs.
Anytime you travel with a cat, their ears should be monitored. They don’t want to hear you singing at the top of your lungs. To keep you cat from feeling nervous, keep the volume at a lower level. A trip is already stressful for a pet.
Do you own a dog and a cat? That dog will really love stalking (and eating) that cat food. This makes it a good idea to have a cat feeding place high up enough that your dog can’t get to it. This also has the effect of stopping fights over the water before they start.
There is no need to spend hours trying to litter train your cat. They do this by nature and don’t need to be taught. Some cat owners believe they should expose their cat to the litter box and rub its paws into the litter; however, this may actually have the opposite effect and make your cat scared of it.
Cats may make a small mess outside their litter box. Check out the box instead and see if it has been neglected; this is often a cause of accidents. Punishing the cat will only make him afraid to be around you in the future.
Purchase good quality food for your cat. Check out the ingredients, and make sure meat tops the list. Don’t feed your cat food that includes corn or other fillers. Cats are carnivores and their diet should reflect that.
Think about getting a drinking fountain for your cat. Cats like running water for drink more than water that is just sitting there. Normally, cats much prefer water that comes out in a stream. Really, there are many cats that would much prefer to drink from a running sink faucet as opposed to their own bowl. So a drinking fountain makes a smart investment that’s both environmentally friendly and loved by your feline.
Do you love playing with your cat? Not all cats are the same, but these tips should work on yours. Healthy, vigorous cats tend to have longer lives.