Cats are incredibly fun-loving creatures and you will soon find yourself losing track of time playing a part in their feline games. Cats love new cat toys and fun little games, so think about them when you are out shopping. These don’t need to be expensive, and some are even free. It doesn’t need to be costly to have a good time with your cat. Use these ideas and you will have good times ahead.
Be sure to have your pet cat spayed or neutered by the time it is six months old. A spayed or neutered cat is a more satisfactory pet because it is calmer, quieter and more likely to stay home. Neutered male cats do not spray urine to mark their territory. This is definitely a plus when it comes to cat ownership.
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.
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.
Avoid letting your cat get bored. Cats need play and exercise. This is sadly overlooked by some cat owners. A bored cat may fall victim to depression, compulsive disorders or issued that can be harmful to their health. Give them toys and things to do. Provide them with an indoor climbing area or scratching post.
Use short words when you want to express displeasure with your cat. A short ‘no’ will be remembered, even if not always followed. A lot of people think that cats don’t listen to anything, but short word commands are certainly understood by cats, and they will respond to those commands if you are consistent with them.
Reconsider outside time for your cat. This can be something that isn’t very safe for a cat. Your cat may get fleas or have other problems. Other animals, cars and people can hurt your cat. If your cat has to be outside, make sure it is only in a small area near the house.
If you take advantage of this advice, you can start having happy times with your cat this instant. As you can see, relating to your cat is really not that difficult at all. Take care of your cat, and your cat will reward you in so many ways.