Cats can sometimes be high maintenance. Their mysterious ways are often quite beguiling. But, when properly educated, it’s easier to care for them. This advice will assist you in giving your cat the care he or she requires.
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.
If you replace an old scratching post, your cat may be unhappy with the new one. Save money on scratching posts. Wrap your old scratching post with some sisal rope to spiff it up. Your cat will be happy not to lose its favorite old post. You will save a little cash.
Keep your cat’s litter box in the right location. Don’t put it where the cat can’t reach it or near their food. You’ll want to place the box in a spot with good ventilation to avoid unpleasant smells. Both your cat and you will appreciate this.
Receiving plenty of positive, loving attention is important for your cat. A cat’s companionship should be returned with the same. Like most people, cats like to socialize and feel that they are included in the family. Your cat wants to be as much a member of the family as anyone else.
Attend cat shows for tips about your cat. A cat show only costs a few dollars to attend. But when you attend one, you see vendors selling cat items, and show pet owners that give their cats the best of everything. You can get ideas for best brands to feed your cat, as well as ideas for grooming and caring for your cat.
If you want to have your cat for many years, it is a good idea to keep them indoors. While a cat may enjoy going outside, it is statistically proven that outdoor cats live shorter lives than indoor cats. There are dangers to a cat that spends time outside, not least of all other animals.
Put your cat’s food on a tablecloth. Some cats prefer removing their food from the bowl and eating it on the side. This habit means you will end up with cat food on the floor to clean up. You can also use any type of mat underneath your cat’s eating apparatus to reduce the mess.
There are a lot of cats that are overweight. An obese cat can end up developing health problems such as arthritis or diabetes. If your cat could stand to lose a pound or two, try cutting back their food a little bit at each feeding. You can also buy some toys and encourage your cat to play and exercise.
The advice you’ve read can help you care for your cat. Keep them in mind as you care for kitty. Then, he MIGHT start being nice to you. Well, perhaps.