Cats can be wonderful companions. If your life is busy, this can work to your advantage. The following article will teach you what you need to know to take good care of your pet.
When you move your cat from one house to another, be sure to move the cat last. Set up a quiet room with familiar items for the cat. Keep your cat in the room and quiet for a day or two. Visit and feed the cat in the room. After a couple of days, the cat can explore the rest of the house.
Try to avoid your cat from becoming bored each day. Cats require physical activity. Too frequently this need is overlooked by owners. A lack of stimulation can lead to psychological or medical problems for your cat, including depression, compulsive disorders, and chronic misbehavior. Therefore, ensure your cat has enough space for exercising and playing. If you have an indoor cat, offer him a variety of toys, scratching post or objects he can climb on.
Keep the litter box clean. Cats are naturally very clean animals, and a dirty litter box will have your cat looking for alternative places to relieve himself. Cats also value their privacy, so try to locate the box in an area that does not get a lot of foot traffic.
Do not wait too long to scoop any waste that has accumulated in a cat litter box. When left dirty for too long, bacteria can grow and it can cause health issues for you and your kitten. It is best to do this every single day so you avoid any issues.
To make sure your kitten is properly socialized to humans, begin early in his life, about ten to twelve weeks of age. Be sure that he is handled and petted by humans in his family and by others as well. When he is older, he will be a calmer, friendlier cat.
Just as important as it is to take care of your own teeth, you need to take care of your cats as well. Cats can develop tarter and plaque build-up over time. Purchasing a toothbrush and toothpaste made specially for felines is a great way to keep your cats teeth clean and healthy.
If you are bringing home a new cat, make sure to give him time to adjust to your current cat. It usually takes about three weeks. They will probably hide from each other, hiss or even attack each other. But, eventually, they will get used to the idea, and begin to tolerate, and even enjoy, each other’s company.
Cats need to have play in their life. Play is important for all mammals, even people, regardless of their age. Even older cats love a little play, just not as rough. Make an effort to have playtime with your cat regularly.
Independent, intelligent and loving; cats make great house pets. To be a good owner, you have to know how to properly take care of your cat. The next time you interact with your cat, remember what you’ve just read. This way, your cat can enjoy a fun and fulfilling life.