Cats have been the companion of humans for hundreds of years. Cats have also inspired countless works of art, including songs, plays, and films. It’s clear why this is; cats believe they are the boss. The following article will show you how to best care for your feline friend.
Cats really enjoy squeezing into any and all small spaces. If they are wearing a collar this can pose a safety risk, in the event that your cat gets stuck. Purchase breakaway collars that will give if they are yanked tightly. It can really be a life saver for your cat.
If you have an old cat, you can help make its bed more comfortable by placing heated tiles underneath it. Heat a fabric covered heating pad in the microwave for a couple of minutes, making sure that is not too hot to the touch. Wrap it in an old towel and put it under your cat’s bed or blanket. Change every few hours if you like.
Make sure your cat sees a vet regularly to maintain their good health. Your cat should have a health check yearly, but should go in more if your cat needs shots. Cats should go to a vet immediately if they have any conditions, health problems, or injuries that need to be tended to right away.
Some cats like to scratch up floors and furniture. If you are having problems with your cat clawing up furniture, then purchase a scratching post or kitty tower. Encourage your cat to scratch where you want them to. This will take some time but will be a valuable investment.
Pick a good spot for the cat’s litter box. Don’t put it close to your cat’s food or in an area that gets too much traffic. In addition, you should ensure you place the litter box in a well-ventilated area to minimize the smell. Both your cat and you will appreciate this.
Anytime you travel with a cat, their ears should be monitored. You might love blasting your favorite music while driving, but they enjoy softer sounds. Keep the music turned down or off when taking your cat on a trip.
Your cat may act like it’s the owner of your house, and it could even think it’s the ruler of the universe. However, it is possible to get a cat to realize that it is actually you who is in charge. Cats are great pets and can bring joy to your life if you follow these tips.