Cats can sometimes be high maintenance. They can be very mysterious, even from the moment they enter your home. Use the tips in this article to better take care of your cat. These tips will keep your cat both happy and healthy.
Keep a clean litter box. Like you, a cat will generally not use a bathroom that is filthy. Find a quiet area out of the way that the box can stay in, and don’t move it unless absolutely necessary. Scoop solids out a couple time of day. Make sure to dump the whole box, wash it with a gentle detergent, and refill it once a week.
If you have a male cat, it is important to have him neutered before he goes into heat. When male cats start maturing, they will begin to spray around the house. It smells like ammonia and is hard to remove. Having your male cat neutered can help to prevent this from happening.
Cats like to chase birds and catch them. This helps cats to build and deliver crucial hunting skills. But what if you have an indoor cat? You can find cat toys at the pet store that will help you simulate a bird flying around. Your cat will love it, and love you for it.
If your cat constantly meows, you need to try to figure out why. Once you become familiar with your cat and its needs, it will become easier to determine what he needs when he meows. She could be signaling that she is hungry, or she might want to go outside. Look for the cues and you’ll be much more in tune with your pet.
Are you a cat and dog owner? Most dogs will not hesitate before munching on your cat’s food. Therefore, your cat’s food bowl should be placed in a high location that is out of your dog’s reach. In doing so, you prevent spats and spitting over competition for water.
There’s always a chance that you cat can slip outside your home and become lost. This can be prevented with a breakaway collar. The collar includes an ID, featuring your name, phone number, and address. If the cat is found, anyone can easily contact you and return the cat to you thanks to the information on the collar.
Give cat box liners a try. These may not work for everyone, but they can be helpful if they work for you. Line the litter box with one of these liners, and then put cat litter in as usual. If it works correctly, you should be able to gather the liner and dispose of the litter. Unfortunately, sometimes cats just scratch the liner to pieces as they are doing their business.
You may not always know what your cat wants, but you can still care for him properly using the information in this article. Take advantage of what you’ve learned so that you’ll be certain your pet has all that it needs. Once your cat is happy, you will be too. It’s possible but not a given.