If you want a wonderful pet, look no further than a cat. This article is especially helpful for people who have never been a cat owner. Keep reading to deepen your knowledge about cats.
Set up a nice, warm and comfortable area for your cat to rest in your home. It should be lined with a warm towel or blanket. Make sure to wash the bedding regularly since it can acquire dust, dander, and anything from outside if your cat is an outdoor cat.
Your cat will want to climb into small spaces. If they have a collar on, this can be dangerous. A breakaway collar is a good option since it will break if your cat pulls on it. This can save all ‘nine’ of your cat’s lives.
If your cat is an outdoor cat or a cat that has a habit of getting outside, they need proper identification. The cat should have a safety collar and an ID tag. Safety collars that have elastic bands allow cats to get out of the collar if they get it caught on something. An ID tag or an implanted microchip can help your cat get returned if they’re lost.
If your cat is picky about drinking water, invest in a cat fountain. These battery operated or plug in fountains keep water circulating and aerated. Many cats prefer this. A cat fountain will help keep your cat out of the kitchen sink and the toilet. It will also help prevent your cat from pawing water onto the floor in search of fresh water.
Is your cat constantly munching on your house plants? If so there is a fix for this. Growing oat grass or catnip yourself can help entice your cats away from your plants. Giving them plants that they can eat and like will help draw them to those plants over and over again.
Try to figure out why your cat meows. After some time, you’ll understand why your cat purs or meows based on what she wants. A meow could signal anything from hunger to a desire for affection. Look for the cues and you’ll be much more in tune with your pet.
Use your cat to teach your children responsibilities. A pet demands care that the whole family can participate in. Each child can take different day to feed the cat, for instance. Same thing for litterbox care. You can make a schedule and post it on the refrigerator. Then, everyone knows what they are responsible for.
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.
You won’t be sorry that you chose a cat for your new companion. Cats provide plenty of affection and stress relief to their owners. However, in order for them to give their best, they need to be properly cared for. Try these tips and advice, and you will enjoy many years with your cat.