Now that you have a cat in your home, what are you going to do with him? Cats can be mysterious creatures, so you aren’t ever sure how to handle them. You might not be able to make them happy, but you can make sure that you’re taking care of them. Here are some tips to help you.
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.
If your cat is excessively meowing, try to figure out why. After you have coexisted with a pet cat for a long while, you are sure to figure out its meowing patterns. It could be she’s hungry or needs to go outside. Know what your cats cries mean so that you’re able to understand the cat more.
Give your cat a good brushing regularly. This will reduce the amount of bacteria on the fur. As an added bonus, it cuts down on loose fur. This can keep hairballs at bay because this can choke up a cat and also build up in its stomach.
If your cat relieves itself somewhere other than its litter box, it shouldn’t be punished. When this occurs, it is probably just a sign that the litter box wasn’t properly taken care of. If you punish the cat, it may shy away from you at future times.
Sometimes you need to give your cat a pill. Some cats are harder than others, but you should trim their nails first. Then hold the head, open the mouth, and put the pill in. Then blow on the cats face. This will likely make the cat lick its nose, and the pill will go down naturally.
Feed canned food to your cat. Even though the dry versions can be more cost-effective, canned cat food usually is more beneficial. There is more water in canned food and more protein and fat too. Aging cats find it makes it much easier to chew. Be sure to ask your vet about your pet’s food; however, canned food is usually the best for your cat.
If your cat has recently given birth, be sure she has a safe, private area to take care of them. Mother cats can become frightened by strangers or loud noise, sometimes leading to decreased milk production. They may also hide the kittens in places where you cannot find them, such as closets, or under beds.
Understand your cat’s sounds. Meowing is a form of communication, often for food or to get your attention. There are other sounds, though. Hissing usually indicates fear or anger, so you should stay away. Cats also make certain sounds when they see prey. This often sounds like a chirp. Purring may indicate contentment, but sometimes it means nervousness.
Even if you aren’t sure how you can make your cat happy, or figure out how to make them purr, you can take care of him. The tips laid out here will help you to make sure that you’ve done everything you can to care for your cat. Happiness is more elusive.