Taking care of a cat is complex. They can be very mysterious, even from the moment they enter your home. You need a little knowledge to understand them better. You want your pet to have the best care possible and for them to be happy.
Don’t be pushy when you are getting to know your new cat. Cats prefer to be in control and take things at their own pace. Make sure your new cat is comfortable and safe. Let your cat take its time exploring its new environment. When your cat feels at home, it will be more likely to try to make friends with you.
To keep your cat healthy and strengthen its bond with you, always set aside lots of play time. Kittens especially need lots of attention, which you can easily give to them through play. Pull a piece of string around for a fun and gentle way to keep a cat entertained for hours.
If you replace an old scratching post, your cat may be unhappy with the new one. Save money on scratching posts. Wrap your old scratching post with some sisal rope to spiff it up. Your cat will be happy not to lose its favorite old post. You will save a little cash.
If you absolutely must bathe a cat, set everything up in advance. Set up two tubs large enough to dunk a cat. Fill them with comfortably warm water. Set your open bottle of cat shampoo, a heavy towel, and a secure pet carrier close by. Wear heavy rubber gloves. Grasp your cat by the scruff of the neck. Dunk, shampoo and scrub quickly in one tub. Dunk to rinse in the second tub. Wrap the cat securely in the towel and place in the carrier to dry.
Whenever you take your cat anywhere, use a cat carrier. No matter how gentle your cat is, it could become frightened. If this happens, it could bolt off and be quickly lost, injured or killed. At the vet’s office, your cat will be safe from unpredictable animals if you use a pet carrier.
It’s often cheaper to buy medicine for your cat on the Internet instead of through your vet. In some situations, you may not have the choice to purchase meds over the Internet, such as a health emergency. But if you have to regularly buy pet medicine, you can save 50% or more on some medicines by buying online.
If you’re traveling with your cat, take care to remember their ears. You may be tempted to blast your favorite songs at top volume. Cats, on the other hand, would probably prefer that you didn’t. This means that you should keep your music turned down or off so the cat can relax.
The advice you’ve read can help you care for your cat. Even if he doesn’t want to come cuddle, a healthy cat is a happy cat. Use the tips in this article to ensure that he or she is happy. Maybe he’ll even warm up to you. Well…maybe.