Cats have often been mentioned in fiction and poetry. Eliot once described cats as a creature on which a household depends, and there’s definitely some truth in his words. If you have a cat that is healthy and behaves well, your whole household will benefit. Unfortunately, some cats do not fit this “perfect” mold. Have a better time living with your cat through these tips.
Don’t let your cat near drape cords. It is easy for the cat to get his head caught among the cords when playing with them. This could seriously injure or even kill them. Hang your drapery cords out of your cats’ sight to avoid this.
Local rescue organizations are a great place to look for a new pet cat. Shelters have lots of great cats available, and your adoption fee often covers key veterinary services. Adopting your cat through a shelter means you are helping to control the cat population and saving a life at the same time.
Make sure your cat has a collar and tag if outside. Cats can travel far, and a tag will help you find the cat easier if they get lost. The tag should contain the pet’s name, your phone number and your name as well.
Cats can use their claws to destroy furniture and other parts of the house. A kitty tower can really save your furniture. They can scratch the post instead. They may not take to it overnight, but they should eventually.
Think about having a microchip inserted in your cat. One day, your indoor cat might leave through an open door or get outside through an open window. Even if you put a collar or tag on your cat, be careful as they can wiggle out of these very easily and can be dangerous if they get caught on a foreign object like a tree branch. Microchips are tiny and contain all your contact information. Nearly all veterinarians and shelters now have scanners capable of reading the information on these chips, and since they are under the skin, there is no chance of the chip getting lost.
Normally cats are nocturnal animals. They are often active at nighttime. If you are having a hard time sleeping because of your cats, close the door. Your cat will not bother you in the middle of the night if this area is off limit.
When getting a little kitty for your kid, set boundaries beforehand. Let them know which rooms and areas your cats should not be in. Advise your children not to let the cat out if it is to be an indoor cat. If your children know the rules beforehand, mishaps are less likely.
Nothing about being a pet owner is simple. 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. Soon you’ll be dealing with a happier cat.