A cat can make a welcome addition to your family. You should do your best to keep them in good health and take good care of them. Make sure your cat gets the right food, enough exercise and has no parasites. There are many more great tips below, so read on.
If you have an old cat, you can help make its bed more comfortable by placing heated tiles underneath it. Put a square foot of terra cotta tile into your oven heated to 200 degrees. Keep the tile in the oven for about 15 minutes. Cover with a small blanket or towel, then place it beneath your pet’s bed. When the tile cools down, change it out for a fresh, warm one.
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.
Save your furniture with scratching posts and pads. It is natural for cats to want to stretch their claws out and scratch. This does not mean that a cat owner must have damaged furniture. Provide your cat with places that it is okay to scratch and redirect them there if they decide to try out your sofa. Cat scratching posts come in many shapes and materials and some cats prefer a particular type so it may take some trial and error before you find the right combination for your kitty.
It can be tough to keep cats off the countertops. Cats like heights and like to see everything happening around them. You may be able to battle this issue by giving your cat a high place to chill. Placing a cat tower by the kitchen can keep cats from getting on counters.
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.
Make sure your cat is not too bored. Cats should have a lot of exercise and playtime. The unfortunate thing is that many owners of cats don’t realize this. Bored cats are more prone to depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, as well as many other behavioral issues. Give them room to play and a large number of toys. If they are indoors, give them a scratching post or something to climb on.
Cats are able to pick up many different parasites. Such pests can linger if untreated. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to spoil and safeguard your beloved cat. Your furry friend will thank you.