Cats are naturally curious. They act like they don’t need you; however, they enjoy being around you. They may be a confusing animal at times, but you will love it when they jump on your lap and purr. Check out these tips to help you better understand and help your furry little friend.
Cats enjoy finding small spaces to fit into. If your cat gets caught on something wearing a traditional collar they could end up hurting their neck trying to break free. A breakaway collar will let go if it is pulled on too tightly. This could help save your cat if it gets caught in a tight spot.
Play with your cat using proper cat toys. Cats love toys that help them feel like the predators that they think they are. Try sticking with toys that help them dance around or jump. This can also help them use extra energy by pouncing on toys instead of people’s feet.
Give your new cat some space. Moving to a new home can be stressful on a cat, especially one who is no longer a kitten. To help them adjust, give them a quiet place that they can call their own, such as a spare bathroom or laundry room. This gives them a safe space they can retreat to until they have become comfortable with exploring the whole house. Depending on the cat, this process may take a few days up to a month or more.
Wash your cat’s bed at least once a week to remove all of the bacteria from it. Even if the bed looks like it is clean, it will usually have toxins in it that can cause your pet to become sick. Replace the bed every six months to keep your cat in a sanitary environment.
Get your cat sprayed and neutered to prevent diseases and infections that form in the reproductive system. This can also help reduce the chance for overpopulation in the country, as just one male who is not neutered can produce up to half a million offspring over the course of his life.
A tablecloth for the feeding area can be quite useful. Cat’s will often remove food from their bowl to eat it. This leaves food on the floor outside their bowl that must be cleaned. Use a placemat under your cat’s bowl or cut some fabric to create a small tablecloth. Shake the placemat or cloth over the garbage regularly.
Consider adopting multiple cats, especially it will be spending a significant amount of time alone. One cat can do fine alone, however two are not much more work or expense than one, and can keep each other company and entertain each other. This will stave off boredom, especially if you work long hours.
Cats are a very difficult animal to understand sometimes. Take what you learned here and use it as a guide to help you better understand how to make a cats life better. Having cats are great and when caring for them correctly, you’ll have some happy family friends.