Fun, furry, and finicky: three words that perfectly describe cats. From nail clippings to specific diets, there are many things you must consider. This article will give you advice on how to properly care for your cat.
Small places are spots cats love to get into. A collar can become a liability if your cat is especially adventurous. A breakaway collar let’s go if pulled on tightly. This can help to save a couple of your cat’s nine lives.
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.
Protect your cat from choking. Be sure to dispose of poultry and fish bones safely. Wrap them in a paper or plastic bag and put them in your outdoor garbage can with the lid tightly secured. Alternately, place them in a plastic bag and freeze them until garbage pick up day.
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.
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.
Most cats are nocturnal. The result is that cats prefer to be more active during the night. One way to deal with a kitten’s playful activity at night is just to shut your door. They should stay away from you at night and then they will not be able to jump on your feet.
The litter box for your cat needs to be positioned in the right place. Place the litter box away from high traffic areas. Additionally, the litter box should be placed away from your cat’s food and water. Also make sure the area is well ventilated to keep the smell to a minimum. Both you and your cat will reap its benefits.
While taking care of a feline friend might appear to be a simple chore, they do require special care, TLC and a fair amount of money to raise to adulthood. Use what you’ve just learned to make wise cat care decisions. The effort expended will be well worth it, and will be rewarded in many ways.