Cats are usually hard to please. They basically enter into your home as a mystery. With the proper advice, however, you can ensure that they are safe and cared for–even if they don’t realize that you’re the boss! The following tips can help you care for your own cat.
Move any drape cords out of a cat’s reach. Cats can potentially strangle themselves on these cords so it is important to protect your cat from this potential danger. This could hurt or kill them. Hide the cords for safety sake.
Your cat needs to be groomed properly. Cats should have regular combings. If this is done frequently, your cat’s coat will be much cleaner. It will reduce shedding, which means that they won’t be experiencing a ton of hairballs. Grooming a cat properly will improve the appearance of your home and cat.
It’s important that you don’t forget your cat and allow them to become bored too easily. Cats need to exercise and play. Unfortunately there are too many cat owners who don’t properly exercise their cats. Bored cats can suffer from depression, extreme compulsive disorders, and other harmful issues that can negatively impact their overall health and well-being. Give them time and space where they can exercise and toys they can play with. If they stay indoors make sure they have a scratching post for climbing.
Cats are nocturnal animals. They get very active at night. If your cat is keeping you up at night, you should close the door to your bedroom. This will keep the cats away while you’re trying to sleep because they won’t be jumping all over you.
Online outlets offer better prices for cat medicine than vets. Naturally, some stuff won’t be available online. But for routine medication purchases, you may find a discount of 50 percent online.
Cover the area around your cat’s bowl with a cloth. It’s a common practice for cats to eat their food on the side of their bowl. Sometimes, this results in food outside the bowl that you have to clean up. To make clean up a breeze, use a place mat underneath the bowl or a piece of fabric. You’ll be able to pick it up easily and shake the excess food into the trash.
If you get a cat for your kids, make sure to set clear boundaries in advance. Make sure your children know where in the house the cat is permitted to be. If your have an indoor-only cat, be sure the kids understand that the cat is not to go outside. If your children know the rules beforehand, mishaps are less likely.
Think twice before leaving a child alone with a kitten. If children are younger than five years old, pets ought not be left with them. Young children are not yet mature enough to realize what behaviors are dangerous to a cat. As a kid ages, they can show maturity with handling a little pet.
Even if you’re not able to make your cat happy, you can still be a great cat owner with these tips. Use the advice to ensure your cat’s needs are met. The your cat may finally start to be a little more welcoming. Possibly!