Cats are the most curious of creatures. Though they seem independent, they also appear to be thoroughly needy sometimes. It is so calm and peaceful to have your cat sitting calmly on your lap. The following article offers some excellent tips about life with this fuzzy companion.
Check-ups are an absolute must for any pet cat. Cats need yearly shots and overall health assessments. Try using one veterinarian consistently. This person will be more knowledgeable on your cat’s history.
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.
Realize that cats do not normally pant. Dogs pant to keep cool. If a cat pants, it’s a sign of trouble. Your cat could be very anxious or in pain. Likewise, rapid breathing is a sign of pain or anxiety. Be sure to contact your vet right away if your cat starts panting.
Deter your cat from chewing on inappropriate things by using bitter apple. You can also cover your cords under a rug or tape them to walls. Any loose cords should be bundled up and placed in things like paper towel rolls. Electronic items with tasty-looking, thin cords (video game controllers, phone chargers, and so on) should be stored securely when you’re not using them.
Cats and electrical cords don’t mix. If you notice your cat has a habit of chewing on electric cords, try to bundle them up and hide them out of the cat’s reach. If that’s not possible, spray a little bit of bitter apple onto the cords. Not only is bitter apple non-toxic, cats absolutely hate the taste.
You can also consider outfitting your cat with a chip so you can monitor its whereabouts. Even a house cat may end up lost outside, no matter how careful you are. Other measures like tags and collars are better than nothing, but your cat may wriggle out of them or they may be torn off by outdoor hazards. Microchips are as small as a rice grain and have all of your important contact information. Many vets and shelters have scanners that can read these chips and since they lie under their skin, they won’t get lost.
Give your kitty lots of love. They give us love, and we need to return it to them. Your cat needs to socialize and get plenty of attention from everyone in your family. Make her feel like she is part of your family.
Cats can be difficult to learn about, but after a while they will become your best friends. The above tips will assist you in giving them a better life. If you know how to care for them, cats are unique, enjoyable pets.