Only other cat owners know how strange and wonderful it can be to have a pet like a cat. Cats can present unique challenges and unique rewards. As their owner, you have special responsibilities to your cat, even though they seem as if they can get along without you. Here are some ideas for taking care of them.
Ensure your cat remains groomed. Cats need to be combed or brushed regularly. If you brush cats on a regular basis, it will keep their coats clean and attractive. It’s also helpful in reducing how much cats shed and how often they spit out those dreaded hairballs. Cat grooming will not only keep kitty looking great, but it will also help to reduce the effort spent picking up cat hair around the home.
Do not allow your cat to get an electrical shock. Spray them with bitter apple, and they will stay away. Keep your cords covered if you feel like your cat is hellbent on chewing them. An inexpensive way to hide electrical cords is to thread them through used paper towel rolls. Store electronics when they are not in use rather than leaving them plugged in.
It can be tricky to keep a cat off the kitchen counters. Cats enjoy going into high places so that they can see what’s going on around the house. One way to combat this behavior is to proved your cat with an elevated place it is okay to climb on. If you don’t want your cats to jump on your counters, you can put a cat condo in or around the kitchen.
A great toy for your cat is a laser pointer. Cats love to chase the laser around and try to catch it. This will help you give your cat some exercise, while your cat is having fun at the same time. It will also help to fine-tune their hunting skills.
When you move your cat from one house to another, be sure to move the cat last. Set up a quiet room with familiar items for the cat. Keep your cat in the room and quiet for a day or two. Visit and feed the cat in the room. After a couple of days, the cat can explore the rest of the house.
It’s important that you don’t forget your cat and allow them to become bored too easily. Cats need stimulation. Unfortunately, lots of people who own cats neglect this. Cats that are bored may develop obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, or other issues that can harm their health. Make sure your cats have a wide variety of toys and plenty of room for active play. Indoor cats will be happier if you provide them with climbing resources and practical things such as scratching posts.
Taking care of cats can be an interesting pasttime. The ideas in this article can help make things easier for you. It is not always easy being a cat owner, but if you are like most cat owners you wouldn’t have it any other way. Try the information in this article and see how well you do with your cat.