There are many different breeds of cats. In most cities, a massive feline population exists split evenly between feral outdoors cats and well-kept household pets. Many businesses lose customers and money because of these cats.
Make a free toy for your cat by placing a little dry rice or a few dry beans inside an empty pill bottle. Close the lid and roll the rattly toy across the floor. Most cats can’t resist the sound and motion. You can also tie a length of twine around the neck of the bottle to make a pull toy or a dangly toy.
If your cat is an outdoor cat, then you should ensure it wears a tag collar. If your cat gets lost during its time outdoors, a tag makes it easier to locate the animal. At least put your phone number and pets name on the tag.
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.
Keep your cat healthy and non-finicky by introducing a varied diet. Always purchase several different brands of food and rotate them. In this way, your cat will be used to trying and accepting new tastes. If one food brand goes out of business, you will always have lots of other acceptable choices to offer.
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.
Don’t allow your cat become bored. Cats require physical activity. A lot of cat owners do not keep their cats busy. Cats that are frequently bored may develop OCD, depression or other harmful conditions. Give them enough space to exercise in, with fun toys to keep them entertained. A scratching post is a valuable toy to put in your home.
Take your cat for checkups and vaccinations on a regular basis to keep him healthy and strong. Just like children, a kitten needs to have immunizations and wellness checks periodically to avoid disease and other health problems later in life. A cat is a member of the family, and therefore, is entitled to the same treatment as other loved ones.
Defend yourself against cats that are intruding. Cats often attack other pets and tear up your gardens if you don’t watch out. Just remember that cats are delicate creatures that need to always be handled with love and affection. Who knows, there could even be a feral cat out there that steals your heart.