Cats are great examples of being powerful, mentally aware, and having great agility when compared to other animals. These felines are one of the most common household pets and flood the streets of every major city when active. It is very difficult if you want to live outdoors with cats. They’re powerful, smart, and agile, which makes them hard-headed. You’ll need advanced techniques to deal with them.

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TIP! Groom your cat. You can regularly brush or comb your cat.

Keep your drape cords out of your cats reach. If your cat plays with looped drape cords, they could get caught around its neck, which presents a suffocation hazard. This accident could trap or injure your cat, or even be fatal. To stop this from happening, pin your drapes and hide them out of sight.

Check out the shelter when adopting a cat. Shelters all over the country are crowded with marvelous cats, and most provide veterinarian care with the adoption fee. Rescuing a cat can end up making a big difference in both of your lives.

If your cat is an outdoor cat, then you should ensure it wears a tag collar. If your cat gets lost during its time outdoors, a tag makes it easier to locate the animal. Make sure at a minimum to put your pets name and your phone number on the tag.

TIP! Cats like sneaking into small spaces. If you keep a collar on your pet, getting stuck in one of these spaces can be very dangerous.

It’s not easy convincing your pet that the kitchen counter is a no-cats zone. Cats have a natural predilection for staking out a nice elevated place where they have a good view of their surroundings. One way to combat this behavior is to proved your cat with an elevated place it is okay to climb on. Sometimes strategically placing a tall cat tower near your kitchen will help.

It’s very important to get your cat microchipped. Even an indoor cat could someday jump through an open window. Tags and collars are great, but if a cat escapes them, there’s no guaranteeing they’ll make it home safe and sound. A microchip is tiny, similar in size to a single rice grain and capable of holding plenty of information. Most vets and all shelters can scan these chips to get your contact information and there is no risk of losing the chip.

Keep your cat away from boredom. Cats need play and exercise like other pets. Sometimes, cat owners don’t realize this. Bored cats can develop depression and other harmful health conditions. Give them toys and things to do. A scratching post is a valuable toy to put in your home.

TIP! If your cat is getting older, you can increase it’s comfort by placing its bed over a heated tile. Use a terra cotta tile to help relieve your cat’s aches and pains; put it in the oven on low heat – 200 degrees or so – for 15 minutes.

Remember to take care of your cat’s ears if you travel with him. You may like music loud and booming, but a cat will prefer lower volumes as their ears are more sensitive. Keep your music off, and talk to your cat instead.

Put a cloth down in your cat’s eating area. Cat’s will often remove food from their bowl to eat it. This means food spillage that you will have to clean later. 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.

Brush your cat’s coat often. Brushing improves the circulation of your cat and helps spread natural oils in the fur. You will also decrease the amount of fur throughout your home. Brushing eliminates the formation of hairballs which may choke your cat and lead to buildup of excess hair in the abdomen when the cat grooms himself.

TIP! Your furnishings and belongings can easily be ruined by a cat’s claws. If your couch is starting to look like it’s been put through a shredder, it’s time to invest in a nice scratching post or cat tower.

If you read these tips, you can control your cat no problem. In a short time, they will understand where they should be and what they need to avoid. While cat’s are harder to train than dogs, they are generally more well-mannered by nature.