Adding a cat to your family can be quite enjoyable. You should not adopt a cat until you are better prepared. Some problems come even with total preparation. All you can do is research as much as you can and hope for the best.
Avoid eye contact to make friends with a cat. Ever wonder why cats seem drawn to the person who likes cats the least? The answer lies in cat body language. To cats, staring is ‘rude’ and can be considered a challenge. Looking away shows that you respect their space and are not going to be a threat. So next time you are looking to meet a new feline friend, look away and let them approach you.
It may prove quite a challenge to make your cat stay off counter tops. Cats have a natural predilection for staking out a nice elevated place where they have a good view of their surroundings. Making a place high-up for your cat can solve this issue. Putting a cat tower in or near the kitchen can help keep the cats from laying on the counter.
It’s often cheaper to buy medicine for your cat on the Internet instead of through your vet. In an emergency, this won’t be much help, of course. You can save as much as fifty percent on the stuff you regularly use.
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 you get a kitten for kids, you have to set up a few rules first. Make sure your children know where in the house the cat is permitted to be. If you want your cat to stay indoors, then the children must understand the seriousness of never letting it out. This will ensure nothing bad happens.
Get your cat a breakaway collar. Make sure it has tags that reflect a phone number, even if you are uncomfortable with an address. Cats can run outdoors or slip away, and you don’t want to worry that you’ll never see your cat again. Make sure that there is adequate information so you can be reached.
Play with your cat. A lot of cat owners don’t do this. They are happy to let their cat entertain themselves. However, playing with your cat can help to mentally stimulate him and give him the physical activity he needs. Use small balls, paper bags and any number of small toys to get your cat moving.
The tips given to you are great for all types of cats. You have learned fundamental ideas on how to raise a happy and healthy cat; however, understand that all cats are different, and you will have to continually change your strategy. Above all, remember that owning a cat should be enjoyable and rewarding, so relax and have fun.