Cats are amazing creatures. Their intelligence, combined with their independence and affectionate nature make them a great choice of pet. It takes work to be a good cat owner. Read on for more information about cats and cat care in general. Take what you learn, and use it to help your cat live a happier life.
Check-ups are an absolute must for any pet cat. Your vet will provide your cat with the shots it needs to prevent disease. Your vet can also check the overall health of your cat. Try using one veterinarian consistently. This ensures that your vet knows your cat’s medical history.
Keep your cat indoors. Unlike dogs, it is nearly impossible to confine a cat to a yard. This can lead to many dangers for your cat, from cars, dogs, diseases from feral cats, and simply disappearing to parts unknown. Loose cats also be a nuisance to others, often killing songbirds and leaving unwelcome ‘deposits’ in neighbor’s gardens. If your cat really enjoys the outdoors, they can be trained to wear a harness and leash or you can invest in a specialty cat fence or screened-in porch.
It is likely that your feline friend enjoys grooming his fur. Long hair encourages hairballs. To help prevent this from occurring, buy your cat special food. Some foods are in fact formulated specifically to reduce hairballs, and that is a good idea for your cat and you too.
Use short words when you want to express displeasure with your cat. A short ‘no’ will be remembered, even if not always followed. A lot of people think that cats don’t listen to anything, but short word commands are certainly understood by cats, and they will respond to those commands if you are consistent with them.
Cats can really be so much more than pets, they can be lifelong companions. It has been proven that cats can decrease your blood pressure, lessen the symptoms of depression and help you to live a longer happier life. If you feel like something is missing in your life, you might just need a cat.
Cats are pretty low maintenance pets. They do not need as much attention and one-on-one time as dogs do. Cleaning the litter box is one of the most dreaded chores in the house. Investing in a good self-cleaning litter box can help to reduce the amount of times you have to clean it out.
Cats are great pets, but their litter boxes can be unsightly and have an odor. If you can’t stand the sight of your litter box, then it is time to go shopping. There are many different styles of litter boxes on the market. Some are even disguised as fake potted plants. Not only does it look better, it controls the smell as well.
Cats make good pets if you take your time when you are learning about them. Carefully read over the advice found in this article. Apply what you’ve just learned as you set out to properly care for your cat so that both of you lead happy lives.