Cats are a fine domestic animal with great abilities and traits. These felines are one of the most common household pets and flood the streets of every major city when active. That said, having a cat in your home is very different! Cats are strong, smart, and kind of difficult.
Contact local shelters if you want to adopt a cat. There are tons of loving cats there, and the fees often cover the needed vet care. You really are saving a life and keeping the feline population in check all in one!
You can make your old cat feel better thanks to a hot tile placed under its bed. Allow a terra cotta tile to heat in an oven for 15 minutes at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Wrap the tile in a towel and then put it under the bed. If necessary, repeat this every few hours.
Spay your cat as soon as she is old enough. If an indoor cat gets out, you may soon have kittens. If you want to prevent this, spay your cat.
It’s not easy to keep cats off counters. After all, cats prefer to stay high so that they can keep an eye out on everything. One way to combat this behavior is to proved your cat with an elevated place it is okay to climb on. A cat tower near the kitchen will ensure that cats won’t lay on your counter.
If your cat is male, understand that he could develop crystals inside his urine, which can be very painful to him. Therefore, prevent this issue from occurring in the first place by feeding your cat the right type of food. Your cat will experience considerable pain when he has to pass these crystals, and it’s not an easy (or cheap) problem for your veterinarian to fix. Choose foods low in magnesium for your cat. Consult the ingredient list. Fish-based foods usually contain more magnesium than poultry-based foods.
Be sure you think about your cat’s ears when traveling. You may like music loud and booming, but a cat will prefer lower volumes as their ears are more sensitive. Keep the music turned down or off when taking your cat on a trip.
Though cats make great pets for kids, younger kids may be too rough with them. Tell them how to be gentle. You should show them everything from how to properly carry the cat to the best ways to play with it. Cats need to be protected, too. Their bones are much more susceptible than dogs.
Cats enjoy climbing on things. Allow them the space they need to feel safe while checking their world out. Placing a shelf or two up high will not take up too much space in your home. The cat will especially enjoy it if you put a blanket on top.
Cats do not need to be taught how they should use the cat litter box. Cats instinctively understand what to do and teaching is not required. Many people think rubbing a cat’s paws in litter will teach them to use the litter box, but it might actually traumatize them.
Getting the upper hand with the cat will get easier after following this advice. They are going to learn which places they can go and what things they should leave alone. Although cats are tougher to train then dogs, they can still turn into well behaved animals that respect their owners.