Cats can be a handful. Some need special diets, and that is only the beginning. The information below will help you raise a happy and healthy feline friend.
Drape cords should be kept distant from cats. The cats will start playing with the cords and they can easily wrap around their necks. This may harm or kill them. Make sure that the cords are completely out of sight.
If you have an outdoor kitty, make sure to invest in a break away collar with an identification tag. If your cat gets lost during its time outdoors, a tag makes it easier to locate the animal. Be sure that the pet’s name and also your home number are on the tag.
Most cats tend towards nocturnal behavior. They get very active at night. Close your bedroom door if your cat is driving you nuts at night. Your cat will not bother you in the middle of the night if this area is off limit.
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When your cat is riding with you in your car, ensure you keep their ears in mind. You may prefer loud music as you drive down the freeway, blasting your stereo, but your feline friend likes softer sounds better. Keep your music off, and talk to your cat instead.
Pay attention and try to figure out what is causing your cat to meow. The more time you spend with your cat, the better you’ll understand what its meows mean. It may be a sign your cat needs food, or needs to be let outdoors. When you pay attention to the cat’s actions and cues, then may grow to understand the cat all the more.
Cats love to be high up. Elevate your cat so that it can scan the area. You can use a cleared shelf if you’d rather not have a cat tree. For an extra treat, place a blanket or small bed up there too.
Do not discipline your cat if it makes a mess outside its litter box. It might be happening because you aren’t caring for the box good enough. Punishments given to the cat will just make him or her less willing to be around its owner going forward.
Rotate the variety of food you feed your cat. 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.
Keep old, worn scratching posts. Cats prefer used scratching posts. Something new is not necessarily better for a cat, and it may lead them to scratching the furniture.
Caring for a cat may appear simple if you luck out and get a cat that doesn’t cause major issues, but many needs lots of TLC, some vet check-ups, and lots of attention. With the suggestions provided above, you’ll be in a better position to address your feline friend’s needs and even anticipate them before they can cause problems. In the end, your efforts will be worth it.