Caring For Cats, A Beginner’s Guide To Help You Out

Cats are very loving and fun animals. Adopt one and you should soon find yourself spending many happy hours playing with it. You should also provide them with entertainment like a new activity, game, or toy. This might not even mean spending a penny! Keep these tips in mind as you care for your cat in the best way possible.

Ensure your cat remains groomed. Regular combing and brushing is usually all that is required. This helps them keep their precious coat properly clean at all times. It also reduces their shedding and hairballs. Brushing your cat will keep your home cleaner, too.

Ensure that your cat goes to the vet often so that they are healthy. They need a routine check-up every year, maybe more of important shots are necessary. If your cat has any health issues or injuries, you should try and have them seen right away.

Spraying the electrical cords in your home with a bitter apple solution helps keep the cats from chewing on them. If your cat is especially intent on chewing cords, keep them covered as much as possible. Loose cords can be bundled and tucked inside old paper towel rolls. Any electronic item not in use should be stored away where the cat can’t get to it.

Your cat’s claws can wreck havoc on your furniture. A kitty tower can really save your furniture. They can scratch the post instead. Your cat will eventually understand they should only use the post or tower for scratching.

Keep your cat active and entertained to avoid boredom. Just like dogs, cats need playtime and physical exercise, too. Too many cat owners forget this simple fact. A bored cat may fall victim to depression, compulsive disorders or issued that can be harmful to their health. Give them toys they can play with, play with them yourself, or at the least give them room to exercise. If they stay indoors make sure they have a scratching post for climbing.

Your cat needs attention and a lot of affection. Cats need companionship as much as we do. Like humans, cats want to feel wanted and needed. They also like feeling important and a big member of the family.

Cover the area around your cat’s bowl with a cloth. Some cats prefer to remove their food from the dish and eat it off to the side. This can really make a mess, and you might have to spend significant time cleaning around your cat’s food bowl. Place a piece of fabric or a place-mat under your cat’s bowl and then simply shake it over a garbage can for quick and easy clean up.

Do all you can to figure out what’s causing your cat to meow. If you stay around a cat for a period of time you will figure out what their verbal cues mean. It could be she’s hungry or needs to go outside. Be aware of the cues your cat gives you, and the two of you will have a better relationship.

Cat Outside

Think hard before allowing your cat outside. Letting your cat outside greatly increases his risk level. Cats can attract fleas and other parasites. Cats can be gravely injured or killed by eating poisonous plants, flowers or chemicals, hit by a car or even harmed by neighbors who are irritated with your cat on their property. If your cat has to be outside, make sure it is only in a small area near the house.

You may be find that your cat likes such games. A cat will bring so much joy to you. Help your cat enjoy a long, healthy life with these tips.