Be The Best Cat Owner You Can Be With This Advice

Cats are creatures that love fun and can help you lose track of your time if they play games with you. In some cases, you need to instigate the fun on your own by introducing a new toy or game. It is not necessary to go overboard with spending to keep your cat amused. Keep these tips in mind for a good outcome.

Avoid eye contact to make friends with a cat. Ever wonder why cats seem drawn to the person who likes cats the least? The answer lies in cat body language. To cats, staring is ‘rude’ and can be considered a challenge. Looking away shows that you respect their space and are not going to be a threat. So next time you are looking to meet a new feline friend, look away and let them approach you.

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.

Attend cat shows for tips about your cat. A cat show only costs a few dollars to attend. But when you attend one, you see vendors selling cat items, and show pet owners that give their cats the best of everything. You can get ideas for best brands to feed your cat, as well as ideas for grooming and caring for your cat.

Should you leave the house with your cat, make sure that she is wearing a collar with tags. This way, if anything happens and you two become separated, anyone can find her and know how to reach you. Your cat may not like the collar all the time, but when she’s out of the house it can save her.

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.

Cats like to be high up to see the surrounding area. Your cat will be truly happy if you provide a place for him to view his surroundings. You can give your cat on a shelf to accomplish this. To make it really special, put a bed or blanket up there too.

While it is perfectly normal for a dog to pant a lot of the time, you should be alarmed if you notice your cat doing it. It may only be a small case of anxiety, but in some cases it is something much more serious like cardiovascular or respiratory distress.

Are you now better informed as to how you can enjoy time with your cat? Not all cats will like every approach, but most do. If you take good care of your pet and keep it active, it’ll live a happier, longer life.