Poets and songwriters have often spoken of the importance of a cat in a home. Eliot said once that cats are a animal in which the household needs, this is true! Happy, healthy cats can make life complete. Unfortunately, cats aren’t always the easiest creatures to live with. This advice will make it easier to live a happy life with your cat.
Cats can get into even the tiniest of spaces. They can get caught or stuck if they happen to be wearing a collar. A breakaway style collar will literally “break away” if pulled too tight. This could save your cat’s life!
It may prove quite a challenge to make your cat stay off counter tops. Cats like heights and like to see everything happening around them. It helps to provide your cat with certain high spaces where it is allowed. A cat tower near your kitchen can give them a place to watch you that is out of the way.
Keep your cat active and entertained to avoid boredom. Just like dogs, cats need playtime and physical exercise, too. But, too many cat owners fail to realize this. Bored cats will quickly wreck your home or become obese. You need to give it new toys regularly and make sure your cat has plenty of space to run and play. If your cats are kept inside, set up a carpet lined scratching pad or post. There are many climbing structures that can be purchased or made for cats who enjoy heights.
Grooming is something that most cats do all the time. If the cats hair is too long, this is what causes hairballs. One way to alleviate this condition in your cat is by feeding him special food. There are foods that are made to reduce the frequency of hairballs. It’s a smart move for your cat and your sanity.
Think twice before letting your cat outside. This can put your cat in an unsafe position. Your cat may get fleas or have other problems. Your cat could be injured by other animals, people and vehicles. Let your cat go out in your backyard and play on your lawn.
Are you a cat and dog owner? Dogs will always try to eat a cat’s food. For this reason, you need to place your cat’s bowl in an area that is to high for a dog to reach. In doing so, you prevent spats and spitting over competition for water.
Take care if you leave a kitten with youngsters. Up until your child is five, children shouldn’t be alone with your pet. Younger children cannot fully understand how to properly handle a small pet. As a kid ages, they can show maturity with handling a little pet.
Owning a cat can be difficult, but it can also be really rewarding. No matter how active your cat is, there is always room to improve our relationship with your pet. Your cat will soon be purring in anticipation.