Cats can be difficult to please. They are often mysterious from the moment they enter your home. However, with the right tips, it’s easier to handle a cat properly. The advice below will help you give your pet what it needs.
You never want to leave the cords of your drapes dangling down. Whenever cats jump on these cords, they might get tangled up in them. They could be seriously hurt or even killed. Keep all drape cords out of reach as a preventative measure.
To help prevent tapeworm infestation in cats, feed a small amount of food grade diatomaceous earth for two weeks out of each month. About a quarter of a teaspoon per cat per day is adequate. Food grade diatomaceous earth kills internal parasites and causes them to be expelled from the system.
Your cat might not come running when you call, but most cats enjoy cuddling on their terms and time. Cats love to have their heads and backs pet. Not all cats like their tummies rubbed so be careful. Spending quality time with your cat will make lasting memories to look back on someday.
Give your cats easier access to a window in order to keep your curtains from getting scratched. Putting vertical blinds up will allow the easiest access for your cat, but if you need to keep your curtains, use a lightweight rod that will fall if your cat attempts to climb the curtains. It will keep both your curtains and your cat safe.
Do not allow your cat to be bored frequently. It is necessary for them to play and get exercise. Sadly, this can be easily overlooked. A lack of stimulation can lead to psychological or medical problems for your cat, including depression, compulsive disorders, and chronic misbehavior. Provide your cats with the toys and space it needs. A scratching post is a valuable toy to put in your home.
If your cat has to have a surgery such as being spayed or neutered, they will need rest when they come home. It is hard to keep a cat from jumping up on furniture, but necessary to avoid pulling out stitches. Designate an area in your house for your cat to recuperate where they will be less likely to injure themselves, until they are healed enough to roam free.
Cats love being up high. Your cat will be truly happy if you provide a place for him to view his surroundings. You can have a cat tree or even a strong wall shelf. Providing a blanket or bed for your cat is an extra treat for them.
Do not try to bathe a kitten that is less than four weeks old. It is not very easy for a young kitten to regulate the temperature of their body. This may result in the kitten getting a chill. To be on the safe side you should wait between 12 and 16 weeks after they are born to bathe them for the first time.
The information from this article can help you care for your cat. Use them to make sure your cat’s health and needs are handled, so that you can be sure that all his needs are being met. Then, he MIGHT start being nice to you. Perhaps….