Cats are playful and fun animals, and you’ll soon waste whole afternoons playing games with your cats. They provide a lot of entertainment for you and your family. If you do not have a cat, you should consider adopting one. They really don’t cost a lot of money. Use these ideas and you will have good times ahead.

Check-ups are an absolute must for any pet cat. There are shots and vaccinations that are standard and necessary for your cat. Try to keep the same vet during the life of your pet. This one vet will be aware of the cat’s history.

TIP! Cats enjoy finding small spaces to fit into. Cats that wear collars are at risk should they become stuck somewhere cramped.

Make sure you purchase medicines and treatments specifically for cats. They can have very strong and possibly negative reactions to dog products. Flea products especially. Flea treatments made for a dog can be fatal to a cat. Once you use flea prevention products on your dog, it should be kept separately from the cat for hours.

If your cat ventures outdoors, it’s key to get your cat a collar which has a contact tag. This way, if your cat gets lost and is found by a stranger, that person will know how to contact you. The tag should contain at least the cat’s name and your contact information.

Cats are generally nocturnal. Your cat will probably be very active during the night. If your busy kitties are keeping you up into the wee hours, try simply closing your bedroom door. You won’t be able to hear their sounds as they walk around in the middle of the night.

TIP! To help your aging cat feel cozy, place a warmed tile under his bed. Simply heat a single foot cotta tile at 200 degrees between 15 and 20 minutes.

When you purchase a kitten for your child, set rules and boundaries beforehand. Make sure that you let your kids know which areas of the house the cat will be allowed in. If you plan to raise an indoor cat, let your children know that the cat cannot go outside. You need to establish some clear rules for your pet and ask everyone to follow them.

Do you own a dog and cat? Dogs often take advantage of dining on the cat’s food. You should keep your cat food away from the dog. In doing so, you prevent spats and spitting over competition for water.

Cats love being up high. To keep your cat happy, offer him a spot of his own up high where he can survey his kingdom. If a cat tower is not ideal, a simple shelf that does not have any breakable items can work. To complete the package, add a cat bed or blanket.

TIP! Cats can tend to be more nocturnal than not. They are often active at nighttime.

You cat needs to get used to being in a carrier. You cannot punish a cat the same way you would a dog. They respond better to encouragement. Take their favorite blanket and place it within the carrier. Then leave the carrier with the door ajar in a frequented spot. The cat will be drawn to the carrier, where it will feel safe and comfy. As the cat becomes used to being in the carrier, it will become easier to transport them in it.

Make sure to give your cats different types of food so that they aren’t as finicky. If you feed them only one type of food, they may refuse to eat anything else. However, stick with the same brand, and just vary the flavors because cats can have stomach problems if you vary the food too much.

A battered appearance isn’t a good reason to discard a beloved cat condo or scratching post. When a post is worn, your cats may enjoy it more. Something new is not necessarily better for a cat, and it may lead them to scratching the furniture.

TIP! Be sure to show your cat affection as much as possible. Most cats crave the same warmth and companionship they give their owners.

Spending time with your cat will keep both of you happier and healthier. Not every cat will like every one of these tips, but they tend to be popular among the majority of feline voters. A healthy, active cat will most often live longer and be happier.