If you were able to save a pet’s life, would this be something you’d do? There are plenty of cats who need a home. Simply bring one home, make a friend for the rest of the cat’s life, and use the advice in this article.
Never use a product on your cat that is intended for dogs. Cats don’t like dog products. Flea products are a great example of this. When used on your cat, flea products for dogs can be lethal. In fact, it is a good idea to separate your cat and dog for a few hours after your dog has taken flea medication.
If your cat is misbehaving, you can influence its behavior in a safe and humane way by using water. Fill a small squirt gun or a spray water bottle with plain water. Give your cat a few light squirts of water when you catch it misbehaving and it will soon learn to stop doing the unwanted behavior.
You can keep your cat away from electrical cords by spraying them with some bitter apple. Cords should be covered, especially if your cat tends to chew on them. You can take loose cords, bundle them up, and stick them inside the tube from an old roll of paper towels. Electronics with thin cords must be put out of reach when they aren’t being used.
An inexpensive rubber welcome mat helps keep cat food off your floor. This is also a great tool to keep your cat from tracking litter out of the box. Black rubber mats cost about three dollars at dollar stores. Put your cat food dish on one and your litter box on another.
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.
Take your cat to the vet periodically. A lot of cat owners tend to avoid the vet because it can be harder to get a cat ready to go anywhere she does not want to go. It is also easy to avoid the vet because cats seem so self-reliant. However, it’s smart to get your cat to the vet to avoid any problems.
Cats are great pets, but their litter boxes can be unsightly and have an odor. If you can’t stand the sight of your litter box, then it is time to go shopping. There are many different styles of litter boxes on the market. Some are even disguised as fake potted plants. Not only does it look better, it controls the smell as well.
You should feel proud about your ability to care for your cat. Not only that, but you are giving another creature a chance at a better life. The bonds that you form with your cat will last a lifetime. Take great care of your cat and it will be rewarding.