Many people make the mistake of not planning when they get a cat for the first time, and they run into a lot of issues. It is a bad idea to get your pet first and then make plans. Just remember, even with proper planning, there will always be unknowns when dealing with cats. This article will help you to be a more responsive and responsible cat owner.
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.
Be sure your cat gets regular checkups at the vet. Your cat should have a health check yearly, but should go in more if your cat needs shots. Cats should visit the vet right away if they are having any issues.
If your cat is picky about drinking water, invest in a cat fountain. These battery operated or plug in fountains keep water circulating and aerated. Many cats prefer this. A cat fountain will help keep your cat out of the kitchen sink and the toilet. It will also help prevent your cat from pawing water onto the floor in search of fresh water.
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.
Cats are nocturnal animals. The result is that they active while you’re sleeping. If your cats are busy keeping you awake early, just close your bedroom door. You can keep them from bothering you at night and getting your feet while you’re under covers.
Consider those expensive cat litter boxes. There are cat litter boxes now that allow you to have minimal interaction with them. This can be great for anyone who is tired of cleaning a litter box. But be careful, as they may not work as easily as they claim to. If you can, make sure there is a return policy and don’t lose the receipt. You may find you prefer the old-fashioned style.
The chances are good that your cat will come running for their favorite treat. There are many different recipes out there specifically for homemade cat treats. This is a fun way to spoil your cat. There is also the benefit of knowing what exactly your cat is consuming, to ensure that it is healthy for them.
All the tips of training which you learned here apply to every cat breed, no matter how old or where they reside. They are the basics on which your plans should be based. More important than anything else is to enjoy every precious moment with you new little kitten.