There is a quote by a famous author that broke down how important cats are. He said that cats were designed in a way that a home depends on them, and that is a true statement in a way. Well-behaved, healthy cats are great for any home. Sadly, cats can be temperamental. The following advice will help you get along better with your cat.
Avoid using dog products on cats. Cats don’t like dog products. Be very careful with the flea products you use. Using dog flea products on your cat can kill them. Actually, it is best to separate the cat from the dog once the flea problem has been treated.
Some cats like to scratch up floors and furniture. If you have a cat that is wreaking havoc, buy a scratching post. Entice them to scratch those items rather than your belongings. Eventually it will cause you less of a headache.
Cats are often nocturnal creatures. This means nighttime is an active time for your cat. If you find that your nocturnal kitties are waking you up in the middle of the night, the solution may be as simple as closing the door to your bedroom. This will ensure they don’t pounce on you at nighttime, or wake you up in other ways.
If you’re taking kitty on a road trip, don’t play loud music. You may enjoy it, but it could be hurting your cat’s ears. This means that you should keep your music turned down or off so the cat can relax.
Create a tablecloth that your cats can use. Often, a cat will remove food from his bowl to eat on the side. This can result in you having to clean up food outside its bowl if you don’t use a tablecloth. A simpler way to do this is by getting a place-mat and placing it under their bowl. You can also cut some fabric to make a tablecloth that can be lifted, washed, or shaken over a trash can.
You shouldn’t leave a young cat with children unattended. If children are younger than five years old, pets ought not be left with them. The maturity level isn’t there when it comes to your child. As children grow, it will be easier to see if they’re mature enough to handle a cat.
Cats love high spots. Make sure your cat has a safe place to play. If a cat tree is not your style, clear off a sturdy shelf that he can jump up on. Put a blanket on it so they can rest peacefully.
Brush your cat’s coat often. This will help stimulate blood flow. It will also remove loose hair. Doing so reduces the occurrence of hairballs, which are a choking risk. It also benefits the cat’s stomach by reducing the animal’s need to clean itself.
Purchase a drinking fountain for your cat. Cats normally look to drink from running water. This is true in the wild or at home. Streaming water is your best bet. Really, there are many cats that would much prefer to drink from a running sink faucet as opposed to their own bowl. A fountain will give them the same effect, and it is more environmentally friendly.
It’s important that cats get play time. All mammals love to play. A cats energy might fade over time, but that does not mean that it no longer likes to play. Enjoy some playtime with your cat.
While cats can be finicky and demanding, loving and taking care of a cat can be very rewarding. The advice above can be beneficial to the owner of a lazy cat, the owner of a hyperactive cat, or the owner of something in between. Use the tips you just read to make sure your cat is healthy and happy.