Cats are sophisticated animals. Felines are common and found just about everywhere. Living indoors with cats is a different thing completely. These agile and intelligent creatures can be stubborn so you are going to need some information on how to do so.

Contact local shelters if you want to adopt a cat. Shelters have tons of great cats and their adoption fee will generally cover necessary vet care. When you bring home a shelter cat, you will be saving its life and you will be doing your part to help out.

TIP! Lessen the chances of your cat becoming harmed or killed by spraying all electric cords with something to keep them from chewing it. Bitter apple is a good choice and can be found at most pet stores.

Don’t give a cat a dog’s product. They can have very strong and possibly negative reactions to dog products. Be very careful with the flea products you use. Using dog flea products on your cat can kill them. After your dog receives a flea treatment, keep your cat away for at least a few hours.

Electrical Cords

You can keep your cat away from electrical cords by spraying them with some bitter apple. Cats who love to chew need to be kept away from cords. If you have loose electrical cords, you can bundle them up and stow them away in a cardboard tube (think toilet paper or paper towel rolls). Electronic items with tasty-looking, thin cords (video game controllers, phone chargers, and so on) should be stored securely when you’re not using them.

TIP! Avoid letting your cat get bored. It is necessary for them to play and get exercise.

You can also consider outfitting your cat with a chip so you can monitor its whereabouts. Even an indoor cat can get the urge to run out of a door or leap through a window. A tagged collar might help get kitty home, but it can just as easily come off if snagged on a branch. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and can hold all of your contact information. The chip will never be lost because it is under the skin and it can easily be read by any shelter or vet.

Do not allow your cat to be bored frequently. Play and exercise are both important for cats’ well-being. Unfortunately there are too many cat owners who don’t properly exercise their cats. A lack of stimulation can lead to psychological or medical problems for your cat, including depression, compulsive disorders, and chronic misbehavior. Give them toys and things to do. If you have an indoor cat, provide a kitty gym for them to climb on or a scratching post.

You might find that your cat sleeps all day and wants to be active at night. The result is that they active while you’re sleeping. If you have trouble sleeping because of cats, you may want to close the door to your bedroom. This can keep them from waking you up at night and from pouncing on feet under the blankets.

TIP! Most cats are nocturnal. It is likely that they will want to play while you are sleeping.

Your cat most likely spends quite a bit of time grooming. Long-haired cats often develop hairballs. There are special foods you can buy to try to help with this particular problem. Some cat food brands have formulations to prevent or reduce hairballs, which will make life easier for your cat and you.

You can sometimes find better prices for cat medication online than getting it from your veterinarian. When an emergency strikes, however, you may not have the option of buying medications on the Internet. It is possible to save up to 50% on certain medications by purchasing them online.

By applying the tips that you have read, you’ll be outsmarting your cat before you know it. Cats will learn some basic things, like where they’re allowed or not allowed to be. Though cats may not be as easily trainable as dogs, most accept training and are good pets that can behave.