There’s no denying that pet cats are inquisitive, interesting little creatures. They might appear to be independent, but they really do enjoy your company. Cats are confusing, but a purring cat can be very comforting. This advice will be of assistance for you and your cat.
Keep your drapery cords out of the reach of your cat. Never let your cats play with drape cords, as they could seriously injure themselves. This is incredibly dangerous as it could be fatal for your cat. Make sure that the cords are completely out of sight.
A heated tile for underneath your cat’s bed can provide real comfort. A terra cotta tile about a foot square is ideal. You can warm it with a 15-20 minute stop in your oven, set to approximately 200 degrees. Keep this underneath your cat’s resting space for extra warmth. Change it regularly if you need to.
Female cats need to be spayed as soon as they reach the proper age. If an indoor cat gets out, you may soon have kittens. You can prevent this by spaying or neutering your cat.
Male cats sometimes have crystals in their urine, but this can be prevented with the right cat food. Just like kidney stones, these crystals are painful and vet bills are pricey. Your cat’s food should be low in magnesium. Be sure to read the ingredient label. Fish products are usually higher in magnesium.
Put a cloth down in your cat’s eating area. Some cats like removing food from their bowl and eating it beside their bowl. This habit means you will end up with cat food on the floor to clean up. It’s easier to clean up this food by purchasing a placement and inserting it under your cat’s food bowl, or you could simply cut some fabric and make it into a tablecloth so you can easily pick up the food and throw it away.
Cats love being up high. Providing a safe environment for your cat is key to its happiness. You can have a cat tree or even a strong wall shelf. The cat will especially enjoy it if you put a blanket on top.
Brush your pet often. It really helps move natural oils around the cat’s fur, and it improves blood flow. It’ll also remove all that loose hair. This can reduce hairballs which can be harmful to a cat and build up in their stomachs.
Never punish a cat for a mess outside of its box. Many times, this is caused by failure to properly clean or place the litter box. Punishing your cat will just make them afraid of you later on.
Let your cat get comfortable using a carrier. You cannot train a cat the same way you train a dog because they react differently to punishment. Cats are much more responsive to positive interaction rather than negative. Put the carrier in a comfortable place and fill it with treats and toys. Sooner or later, your cat will try out the appealing space and learn to be comfortable in it. This will make getting the cat inside easier later.
Take notice if and when your cat ever stops conducting their business in their litter box. When cats are suffering from something, they may end up going to the restroom randomly outside of their box. Some common issues are bladder and kidney problems. Consult with your veterinarian when your cat refuses to use its litter box.
One way to get a cat to use the litter box is to move it to a different place in the house. Make sure to put it in a quiet spot in your house. A couple of good places to put your cat box are your basement and laundry room.
Cats have shockingly sharp noses, which means they can spot changes in their home with ease. When you offer a new feeding bowl, cat condo, or bedding, your cat may resist. Do not be concerned if your cat does not accept these new items immediately. As the item takes assimilates the smell of his home, it will become acceptable to your cat.
Cats are not always easy to figure out, but they certainly can make loyal friends if you let them. Make your cat’s life, and yours, easier by following these tips. Cats have a knack for raising people’s spirits, and that goes double when they are cared for properly.