Cats make wonderful pets. However, if you’re new to cat ownership, you may want to read the paragraphs below. The tips below are what every owner must know to have a happy life with their cat.
Check out your local shelter if you are thinking about getting a cat. Shelters usually have many cats who need a home, and the fees typically include their shots and spaying or neutering. Rescuing a cat can end up making a big difference in both of your lives.
Your cat’s claws can wreck havoc on your furniture. A kitty tower can really save your furniture. Use catnip or other scents that are attractive to your kitty to encourage him to go there. It doesn’t happen overnight but with some patience, you should be able to save your house from the claws.
The litter box for your cat needs to be in a good location. Keep the litter from the cat food, and avoid placing it in a busy area. You’ll want to place the box in a spot with good ventilation to avoid unpleasant smells. This will make you and your cat happy.
If you’re taking kitty on a road trip, don’t play loud music. You may prefer loud music as you drive down the freeway, blasting your stereo, but your feline friend likes softer sounds better. To ensure your cat’s trip is pleasant, turn off the music or keep the volume low.
When you get a kitten for kids, you have to set up a few rules first. Make sure the children know where the cat is and is not allowed to roam. Advise your children not to let the cat out if it is to be an indoor cat. If you make the rules ahead of time, you can be sure your kids understand them.
Do you own a dog and cat? Dogs will generally try to eat the cat’s food whenever the opportunity comes along. Because of this, you should keep your cat’s food in a high spot that your dog won’t be able to reach. This will help you to be sure that the animals won’t fight over the water either after they’ve eaten all their food.
When your cat makes a mess somewhere other than their litter box, don’t get mad. If this happens, it may be because you have not kept the box as clean as you should. If you get mad, they’ll never use the box again.
Acclimate your cat to a cat carrier. The same response to punishment that you would expect from a dog does not apply to a cat. They like responding to encouragement better. Put a favorite blanket and toy in the carrier and leave it open somewhere the cat frequents. Cats are natural explorers and sooner or later he will check it out. Once the cat is in the carrier, they will be so much easier to transport.
So, you have a cat or you are thinking about getting a cat. They are good companions. There are, however, certain things you need to do to make sure your cat lives a healthy life. Apply what you’ve just learned, and you and your cat will enjoy each other for years to come.