For as long as people have kept pets, cats have been one of the most popular choices. Talk to any cat owner, and they will be glad to explain why these animals make such great pets. It’s easy to see why, after all this time, cats still think that they’re the ones in charge. This article is packed with tips and tricks to improve your relationship with your cat.
Make sure you don’t allow your cat to be around drape cords. Keep the cat away from these cords as they tend to form loops when the cat is playing around, and it could accidentally go around their neck and strangle them. This could even choke them to death. Keep your drape cords pinned out of sight to prevent this.
In order to be sure your cat is healthy, take them to their vet regularly. Most vets recommend yearly check-ups. If the animal requires certain vaccinations, more visits are necessary. If there are obvious issues with your cat, it needs to see the vet immediately. Don’t wait!
Consider having your cat fitted with a microchip. Even indoor cats get out sometimes. 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. A microchip about as big as a grain of rice and holds all the contact information your cat needs. Many vets and shelters have scanners that can read these chips and since they lie under their skin, they won’t get lost.
Never let your cat experience frequent boredom. They need exercise and they get it through play. Unfortunately, many owners do not realize this important part of ownership. Bored cats will quickly wreck your home or become obese. Give them toys and things to do. Indoor cats will appreciate having a structure they can climb on or a dedicated scratching post.
If you take your cat with you when you travel, be mindful of their ears. You might love blasting your favorite music while driving, but they enjoy softer sounds. Turn down the music and let the cat rest.
Create a tablecloth for the feline. Cat’s will often remove food from their bowl to eat it. This may make a big mess that you need to clean up. To simplify your clean up duties, place a ready made placemat under the dish or purchase some inexpensive fabric and use it like a tablecloth.
If you’re like many cat owners, your pet is the center of your universe, or at least your home. By using this advice, you can help your cat learn where the real boss resides. Cats are great pets when they are trained properly.