Being curious – and occasionally odd – is in your cats nature. As independent as your cat may seem, he or she probably enjoys your company. They are very perplexing animals; however, it does feel nice when one is purring on your lap. This advice will be of assistance for you and your cat.
Create a warm bed for an outdoor or feral cat by lining a banana box with a thick layer of newspaper. Cut a piece of Mylar to fit the bottom of the box. Put another layer of newspaper on top. Add a warm blanket. Place the whole box inside a dog house or under a porch where it can’t get wet.
Keep drape cords away from cats. Never let your cats play with drape cords, as they could seriously injure themselves. This could really hurt or possibly kill them. Hide the cords for safety sake.
Watch the amount of treats that you give your cat. Like humans, cats can easily overeat junk food. This can cause them to gain weight and may lead to some health problems like heart issues and diabetes. If you do give your cat treats, give them a small amount and make it a special thing instead of a regular routine.
Don’t allow your cat become bored. Every cat needs exercise time and play. Too frequently this need is overlooked by owners. Bored cats can become depressed and inactive, causing harm to their well-being. Give them room to play and a large number of toys. Give them a cat tree to play with.
Receiving plenty of positive, loving attention is important for your cat. A cat’s companionship should be returned with the same. Cats, just like people, want to feel like a loved part of a family. Socialization is important to them. They wish to be a happy and valuable family member.
Do not use medicine meant for a dog on a cat. This is especially important for topical medicines. Cats do their own cleaning, and if a dog medicine is used on a cat, your pet can ingest it. There are some medicines that work for both cats and dogs, but only use them if the vet says it is okay.
If your cat seems to want to avoid his food bowl, try getting a different kind of bowl. Plastic can sometimes turn a cat off if it isn’t cleaned constantly, and can hold on to certain scents. Try glass or a metal bowl for best results, so your cat will keep eating.
Do your best to determine why your cat is meowing. After some time, you’ll understand why your cat purs or meows based on what she wants. She could be trying to tell you she’s hungry or needs to go outside. Getting to know your cats cues will help you to interpret her meows.
Cats are very interesting creatures and you could spend the rest of your life trying to figure them out. Allow the advice this article contains to help guide you on a path to a happier life for you and your pet. Anyone can benefit from having a cat and when properly cared for, a cat can be someone’s best friend.