Cats and humans have lived together through the ages. Cats have inspired the songs, poetry and visual arts of many cultures. Cats are the boss, after all. This article will provide you with some advice on how to get your cat to listen to you and much more.
If your cat suddenly goes off its feed for no apparent reason, try tempting treats such as jack mackerel, tuna, or cream of chicken soup in small amounts. These are not complete foods and shouldn’t be fed long term, but they are extremely tasty to cats. A finicky cat may start eating again and keep on when given one of these treats.
Keep your cat occupied by making your own dangly toys. Using soft cotton rope, cut a length of about two feet. Tie a knot at one end. Tie another knot about three inches from the opposite end. Unravel the rope below this knot. Attach the rope to the back of a kitchen chair for your cat to play.
Cats are constantly grooming themselves, and this is why they rarely need a bath. If your cat gets into something particularly stinky, a bath will not hurt them. If your cat does not like water you might want to wear gloves so that you do not get scratched. You might also want to enlist the help of a friend or family member.
Clip your cats nails regularly. Cats do have to scratch. However, when cats scratch, their nail sheaths come off and their sharp, pointy claws are exposed. Clipping your cat’s claws every two to three weeks keeps them blunt and helps keep harm to furniture, humans, and other pets to a minimum.
It can be tricky to keep a cat off the kitchen counters. Cats like heights and like to see everything happening around them. It helps to provide your cat with certain high spaces where it is allowed. A cat tower near your kitchen can give them a place to watch you that is out of the way.
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.
Use petting to check on your cat’s health. Petting isn’t just a way for you and your cat to spend time together, but it’s a great way to find anything abnormal on their body. You can pet them to feel for bumps, lumps, or sores. This is also a great time for you to check their ears.
Normally cats are nocturnal animals. This means that they’re going to be running around more when it gets dark. Keep your bedroom door shut if your cats make too much noise at night. This way, they can’t disturb you while you sleep.
A cat usually believes it is in charge of your house. But, if you use what you have read here, you may be able to show your pet who the boss is supposed to be. By establishing the ground rules, you can relax and enjoy the benefits of owning a lovable cat.