Cats are wonderful pets. Cats are so independent, which works out great for you if you’re not home all the time. The following article gives you sound advice that you can use to keep your cat happy and healthy.
If you have outdoor cats, be sure to discourage pests such as coyotes, possums and raccoons by bringing cat food indoors at night. Feed your cats first thing in the morning, and make sure there is no food left at nightfall. This will keep your cats safe from attack and illness.
For a healthier, happier cat choose plain litter over scented litter. Cats like nice, clean, clumping cat litter. Scoop your cats litter box daily and change it completely every three days or so. When you change the box, wash it out with water and dish soap. Don’t waste your money on liners as cats tend to destroy them.
If you find you cat is harming furniture or other objects, it may be bored. Keep a few safe toys around for your cat to play with. Scratching posts can also deter your cat from scratching your furniture. Or, build a small cat house out of cardboard. Your cat will love having a place to hide, and the cardboard can also be used to scratch on.
Spraying the electrical cords in your home with a bitter apple solution helps keep the cats from chewing on them. If your cat still prefers to chew on cords, then you have to make sure they stay covered. Bundle electrical cords together inside a tube. Whenever you aren’t using any thin, electronic cords, you should store them away.
Feed your cats proper food. Remember that cats must eat meat. Only give your cats cat food to eat. Do not feed them or let them eat dog food. Dogs and cats have different nutritional needs and some of the ingredients in dog food could harm your cat. Feeding your cat dog food for food could also lead to malnourishment, among other issues.
Don’t allow your cat become bored. Every cat needs exercise time and play. This is sadly overlooked by some cat 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. An indoor cat needs a good scratching post.
If your cat has a tendency to eat your plants, you can stop him. You can either purchase bitter apple spray and spray the pot, or you can put a bit of clove oil on a cotton ball and bury it a bit in the soil. Your cat will avoid both.
When it comes to choosing a pet for your home, you can’t deny that cats are an alluring option. However, you must know how to properly care for them. Make good use of the advice you have just read to give your cat the care it needs. Your cat now can enjoy a much more fun life.