A cat is a very intelligent, quick, and agile animal. There’s a reason so many families choose to welcome cats, and that cats are present in great numbers in virtually every human community. Learning to coexist with your cat is quite the challenge. Cats are fast, strong and intelligent. They also resist change, so you may need special techniques to handle them.
Part of caring for your cat is taking it to regular veterinarian checkups. A yearly visit for a regular check-up is important, with more frequent visits for shots as required. Don’t hesitate to take your cat to the vet immediately if you notice anything unusual about their health or if they are injured.
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.
Cats love to much on grass and plants such as catnip. There are plants however that are poisonous to cats. Chrysanthemums and holly are beautiful and common around the Holidays, but can be very toxic to cats. Other plants that are toxic or lethal include lilies, rhubarb and daffodils.
Cats spend lots of time grooming themselves. Long-haired cats often develop hairballs. One way to alleviate this condition in your cat is by feeding him special food. There are foods that are made to reduce the frequency of hairballs. It’s a smart move for your cat and your sanity.
You may get much better prices on medications online. When an emergency strikes, however, you may not have the option of buying medications on the Internet. Most of the time, you will get great discounts if you purchase on the web.
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.
Give serious thought to spaying or neutering your cat. Your vet can give you the pros and cons of both, but if you plan to keep your cat for a long period of time you should consider this operation. Cat overpopulation is a real problem, and you can do your part.
Give your cat canned food. It sometimes has more benefits over dry. Canned food provides more water content for your cat as well as more fat and protein. For aging cats, it is also easier to chew. Talk to your vet, but canned food is generally superior for your cat.
You can outsmart your cat when you keep the tips you read here close by. Soon, you will have your cat understanding where his limitations are. While cat’s are harder to train than dogs, they are generally more well-mannered by nature.