Cats are really mysterious. They seem so independent, but they like your company as well. It is so calm and peaceful to have your cat sitting calmly on your lap. Here are some things you can do to make sure you’re caring properly for your cat.
Cats need a certain amount of grooming to stay healthy and presentable. You have to make sure your cat gets brushed or combed often. Doing it constantly can help you keep their coats clean. It also stops hairballs. Brushing your cat will keep your home cleaner, too.
Put a heated tile beneath the bed of an older cat. Just heat a one-foot square terra cotta tile in your oven at about 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Put the tile inside a towel and place it under the cat’s bedding. Change it out every few hours if you feel the need.
You should not use products designed for other animals. Products designed for dogs or other animals could cause a negative reaction from your cat. Be very careful with the flea products you use. Canine flea products can be lethal to a cat. In truth, your cat needs to be kept a distance from any dog just flea-treated for the first few hours.
Cats can use their claws to destroy furniture and other parts of the house. Think about a scratching post or kitty tower if your cat’s claws become a problem. You should scold your cat when it scratches your furniture and direct its attention to the scratching post or tower. It may take some time, but will be worth the effort and expense.
Cover the area around your cat’s bowl with a cloth. Cats like to make a mess when they eat. That can mean a bigger mess for you to clean. Simply place a cloth placemat that will grab at the food under their plate and then shaken out over the trash. You can put a vinyl one underneath that can be picked up wiped down easily if you prefer.
Try as hard as you can to understand the reason your cat meows at you. Over time, you will pick up on the reasons why your cat is making this gesture. Your cat could be hungry or thirsty, or it may want to leave the house. Look for the cues and you’ll be much more in tune with your pet.
Think over whether or not you should let your cat go outdoors. This can be something that isn’t very safe for a cat. You cat might pick up pests or fleas. Additionally, your cat is likely to be injured by cars or other animals. If you need to let your cat out of the house, be sure it’s in a safe place.
Cats aren’t simple creatures, but they are great friends once you get to know them. Take what you learned here and use it as a guide to help you better understand how to make a cats life better. Healthy and happy cats that are loved by owners are good friends to live with.