What You Need To Know To Care For Your Cat

The famous poet T.S. Eliot wrote on cats. T.S. Eliot once said that households depend on cats, and there may be some truth to this. If you have a cat that is healthy and behaves well, your whole household will benefit. Unfortunately, cats aren’t always the easiest creatures to live with. The following advice will help you get along better with your cat.

If you’d like to make an elderly cat’s bed more comfy, stick a heated tile beneath its bed. Simply heat a single foot cotta tile at 200 degrees between 15 and 20 minutes. Use an old towel to wrap around it, then place it beneath the cat’s blanket or bed. If necessary, change this out every few hours.

An indoor cat who gets a taste of the outdoors will forever want to go outside. If you know your cat will always be an indoor cat, do your best to keep them from sneaking out. You can try to train your cat to stay in your yard when you are outside.

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.

Get your cat sprayed and neutered to prevent diseases and infections that form in the reproductive system. This can also help reduce the chance for overpopulation in the country, as just one male who is not neutered can produce up to half a million offspring over the course of his life.

Many times, cat meds can be purchased on the internet for less than they’d cost if you got them from your vet. In an emergency, this won’t be much help, of course. But for routine medication purchases, you may find a discount of 50 percent online.

Consider those expensive cat litter boxes. There are cat litter boxes now that allow you to have minimal interaction with them. This can be great for anyone who is tired of cleaning a litter box. But be careful, as they may not work as easily as they claim to. If you can, make sure there is a return policy and don’t lose the receipt. You may find you prefer the old-fashioned style.

It is important to only feed your kitten food specifically made for kittens. Kitten food contains more fat and protein to help keep your growing cats body healthy. Adult cat food is leaner and is not specially formulated the same way as the kitten food. Your kitten will grow really fast in a short time-frame, so it is important that they eat right.

Caring for a cat can be a lot of work, but it’s absolutely worth it. If you have an active cat, or one more on the laid back side, the tips in this article can help you get along better with your pet. With any luck, you will hear more purrs and less meows.