Cats can be engaging and delightful, causing you to become engrossed in their playful games. Sometimes you may have to introduce some new things to your cat to keep it occupied. Simply sitting at home playing with your cat can be enough for enjoyment. By taking this advice, you will be well underway towards the kind of care your cat deserves.
Cats need a certain amount of grooming to stay healthy and presentable. Cats must be brushed and groomed frequently. Doing this frequently can help them keep their coat clean. It’s also helpful in reducing how much cats shed and how often they spit out those dreaded hairballs. A well-groomed feline looks great on their own, but also helps keep a home well-groomed too.
Cats love to squeeze into tiny spots. Cats that wear collars are at risk should they become stuck somewhere cramped. Collars designed to release when sufficient force is applied (“breakaway” collars) are a great idea. This could save your cat’s life!
Taking your cat to the vet is part of being a responsible pet owner. They should have regular check ups annually, and more appointments should be made if they need to get important shots. Don’t hesitate to take your cat to the vet immediately if you notice anything unusual about their health or if they are injured.
Nice furniture and cat claws don’t get along very well. Think about a scratching post or kitty tower if your cat’s claws become a problem. They can scratch the post instead. It may take some time and some corrections, but it can usually eliminate the problem.
It can be hard to make your cat stay off the counter. Cats instinctively want to be at a high vantage point so they can survey their surroundings. You may be able to battle this issue by giving your cat a high place to chill. An excellent tool for preventing your cat from jumping on the counter is a cat tower that is in the kitchen.
Do you have dogs and cats? Understand that dogs will usually eat cat’s food if they can. This is why it is necessary to have two separate feeding areas. This will ensure they don’t fight over food or water, too.
Cats love to be high up. To make your cat happier, give him a lookout perch where he can check out the area. If a cat tree is not in your future, providing a stable shelving unit with no small items on it will do very well. You can also add a small bed or blanket at the top.
Do you love playing with your cat? These tips won’t work for every cat, but most felines will find them to be favorable. Healthy, vigorous cats tend to have longer lives.