A Great Beginner’s Guide To The World Of Cats

A cat purr is a truly satisfying sound. Cats often purr when they are relaxed and content, and it can make you feel great, too. That is why it is important for you to take care of your cat and keep him happy. Taking advantage of these cat care tips is certain to get your cat purring more often.

If you have a male cat, it is important to have him neutered before he goes into heat. When male cats start maturing, they will begin to spray around the house. It smells like ammonia and is hard to remove. Having your male cat neutered can help to prevent this from happening.

Your cat needs a collar and tag if it goes outside. Cats love to roam, so you need to give someone who finds your cat a way to contact you. Be sure that the pet’s name and also your home number are on the tag.

For a healthier, happier cat choose plain litter over scented litter. Cats like nice, clean, clumping cat litter. Scoop your cats litter box daily and change it completely every three days or so. When you change the box, wash it out with water and dish soap. Don’t waste your money on liners as cats tend to destroy them.

If you find you cat is harming furniture or other objects, it may be bored. Keep a few safe toys around for your cat to play with. Scratching posts can also deter your cat from scratching your furniture. Or, build a small cat house out of cardboard. Your cat will love having a place to hide, and the cardboard can also be used to scratch on.

If your cat is pregnant, set up a comfortable, safe place for her to have her kittens. A big cardboard box equipped with a pillow and blanket is good. Place it in the back of a closet or other out of the way place. Keep food and water dishes nearby.

Have your cat spayed or neutered. Pet overpopulation is a growing problem, with millions of homeless cats and kittens euthanized every year. Besides the problem of too many kittens and not enough homes, unfixed cats can have a multitude of behavior problems. Males who are not neutered at a young age often start spraying to mark their territory, and females who are allowed to come into heat yowl incessantly as they try to escape to find a mate. Kittens can begin to breed as early as 4 months of age, so get your new kitten spayed or neutered as soon as possible.

Cats are generally great with kids, though small kids may be too rough. Guide your kids in handling a feline. The objective is to be as gentle as possible with your cat. Cats have weaker bones than dogs so should be treated carefully.

Cats purr when they are happy, so any cat owner who wants their cat to purr more often needs to pay attention to proper cat care. Cats are graceful, beautiful animals and it can be easy to care for them if you implement the tips here. To elicit more purrs from your cat, try the following ideas.