Cats have been the companion of choice by many for hundreds of years. Cats have been the focus or muse for poetry, music and even cinema. After this much interaction with humans, it is predictable that many cats seem to believe that they are running the show. This article is packed with tips and tricks to improve your relationship with your cat.
Cats are constantly grooming themselves, and this is why they rarely need a bath. If your cat gets into something particularly stinky, a bath will not hurt them. If your cat does not like water you might want to wear gloves so that you do not get scratched. You might also want to enlist the help of a friend or family member.
Get your cat to a vet on a regular basis for the best health possible. A yearly visit for a regular check-up is important, with more frequent visits for shots as required. Cats should see a vet right away if any health problems or injuries needing treatment occur.
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.
For a healthier, happier cat choose plain litter over scented litter. Cats like nice, clean, clumping cat litter. Scoop your cats litter box daily and change it completely every three days or so. When you change the box, wash it out with water and dish soap. Don’t waste your money on liners as cats tend to destroy them.
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.
Is your cat constantly destroying your toilet paper? Make sure that your bath tissue is stopping it from rolling over the top. You can also make or buy a toilet paper cover. These covers are not expensive and will save you money if your furry friend insists on playing with your tissue.
Who says only dogs can do tricks? Cats are very intelligent and have the ability to learn as well, especially as young kittens. Some people train their cats to play fetch just like dogs do. There are even people who have successfully trained their cat to use a regular toilet, instead of a litter box.
If you’re like many cat owners, your pet is the center of your universe, or at least your home. But, if you use what you have read here, you may be able to show your pet who the boss is supposed to be. By establishing the ground rules, you can relax and enjoy the benefits of owning a lovable cat.