Cats can be tough to please at times. They are beautiful but mysterious creatures. Learn more about cats and how you can properly care for them. You want your pet to have the best care possible and for them to be happy.
Set up a nice, warm and comfortable area for your cat to rest in your home. It should be lined with a warm towel or blanket. Make sure to wash the bedding regularly since it can acquire dust, dander, and anything from outside if your cat is an outdoor cat.
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.
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.
If you want to have your cat for many years, it is a good idea to keep them indoors. While a cat may enjoy going outside, it is statistically proven that outdoor cats live shorter lives than indoor cats. There are dangers to a cat that spends time outside, not least of all other animals.
Do you have more than one cat? If so, then you should have more than one litter box as well. Having one for each of your cats will give them multiple spots to go. If the odor gets too much you can add a little baking soda to the litter to freshen it up.
Find a litter that your cat enjoys. Different litters have different smells and textures, so help your cat to find a litter that he is generally comfortable with using. Cats generally like to keep things the same though, so don’t experiment too often or your cat may avoid the litter box.
It is important to make sure that your cat always has fresh water available. You should refill your cats water dish everyday with clean water. There are drinking fountains that provide your cat with a constant stream of fresh water, so you do not have to worry about changing it as often.
Acclimate your cat to a cat carrier. Cats are not as responsive to punishment as dogs are. Instead, cats are more likely to respond to words of encouragement. Place a blanket or favorite toy inside the carrier to make your cat more acclimated to the carrier. Eventually, the cat will go into the carrier naturally and feel comfortable. This takes the hassle out of traveling with your cat in its carrier.
Even if you’re not able to make your cat happy, you can still be a great cat owner with these tips. Use the things you have learned here so that you’re able to meet your cat’s needs. Once the needs are met, your cat may be happier with you. It might happen.