Many people make the mistake of not planning when they get a cat for the first time, and they run into a lot of issues. It is a bad idea to get your pet first and then make plans. Although, preparation may not be enough to fix every cat problem. You should keep reading to learn more about how you can properly care for your cat.
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.
Make sure you purchase medicines and treatments specifically for cats. Cats have very strong, negative reactions to products formulated for dogs. This is particularly true when it comes to flea treatments. Flea products that are intended for a dog can kill a cat. Once you use flea prevention products on your dog, it should be kept separately from the cat for hours.
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.
Cats and electrical cords don’t mix. If you notice your cat has a habit of chewing on electric cords, try to bundle them up and hide them out of the cat’s reach. If that’s not possible, spray a little bit of bitter apple onto the cords. Not only is bitter apple non-toxic, cats absolutely hate the taste.
If your cat kicks litter all over the floor, simply use a bigger container. A large, roomy tote with high sides makes a good litter box. A big round tub also makes a good litter box. A restaurant size bus tub is a capacious litter box. Providing higher sides and more space will solve your cat’s litter kicking problem.
Attend cat shows for tips about your cat. A cat show only costs a few dollars to attend. But when you attend one, you see vendors selling cat items, and show pet owners that give their cats the best of everything. You can get ideas for best brands to feed your cat, as well as ideas for grooming and caring for your cat.
When your cat is riding with you in your car, ensure you keep their ears in mind. They don’t want to hear you singing at the top of your lungs. Keep the music turned down or off when taking your cat on a trip.
What you have seen here is tips that apply to cats across the board, regardless of breed. These are tried and true ideas that have been proven to help raise a cat properly, however there are always individual instances where things change. Just remember to enjoy every minute with your adopted kitten no matter what.