If you want a great pet, a cat fits that bill. They offer companionship, clean themselves and are easily trained. Continue reading for some advice you can use when you live with a cat.
Keep drape cords away from cats. Cats love to play with hanging cords and this poses the threat of your cat hurting themselves or becoming entangled. This could lead to a severe injury or even death. Hide the cords for safety sake.
Regular visits to the vet will make sure that you cat is as healthy as he can be. Your cat should have a health check yearly, but should go in more if your cat needs shots. If there are more pressing health problems, take your cat to the vet right away.
Give your cat lots of attention and love. They want the same level of companionship that they give to you as their owner. Without love, cats may not socialize with your family. They want nothing more than to be an integral part of your family.
Your cat has sensitive ears, especially in the car when they’re stressed out. You may be tempted to blast your favorite songs at top volume. Cats, on the other hand, would probably prefer that you didn’t. To keep you cat from feeling nervous, keep the volume at a lower level. A trip is already stressful for a pet.
Cats generally will meow for a reason. You need to learn what their meows mean. She may be hungry, or she may want you to let her outside. Make sure you are paying attention in order to better understand your cat.
You should brush your cat very regularly. This will spread all of their natural oils around and help their blood flow. Brushing will also help to remove loose hair. This keeps hairballs at bay, which may cause choking and build up inside their stomach from self-grooming.
Although your cat’s old scratching post may look very worn out, you shouldn’t throw it away. When a post is worn, your cats may enjoy it more. Something new is not necessarily better for a cat, and it may lead them to scratching the furniture.
Invest in a cat friendly fountain. When cats are in the wild they tend to prefer water that is running when they are thirsty, this applies to cats at home. Streaming water is much easier for your cat to take in. Cats will even drink from the tap if they can! A fountain will give them the same effect, and it is more environmentally friendly.
So, you have a cat or you are thinking about getting a cat. They bring great comfort to their owner. In order to make your cat’s life (and your time as a cat owner) happy and healthy, you have to be prepared to be a responsible owner. Try these tips and advice, and you will enjoy many years with your cat.