There’s no denying that pet cats are inquisitive, interesting little creatures. Cats prefer to be near you most of the time. They are very perplexing animals; however, it does feel nice when one is purring on your lap. Use these tips to understand your feline friend.
You never want to leave the cords of your drapes dangling down. Never let your cats play with drape cords, as they could seriously injure themselves. This accident could trap or injure your cat, or even be fatal. Pin back drape cords to avoid this type of issue.
If you own a female cat, make sure the cat is spade when she’s old enough. Whether or not she typically goes outside, she may escape while in heat and you might have kittens! Having your cat spayed helps to control the pet population and will save you time and trouble.
Regular vet visits are very important for your cat’s health. They should have a routine check-up once a year or more if important shots are due. Cats should see a vet right away if any health problems or injuries needing treatment occur.
Cat claws are one of the worst enemies of your home and furniture. If you find your cat shredding your furniture, consider purchasing a scratching post or cat tower. Teach them to scratch on it instead of your belongings. It may take some time, but it should eventually work.
Consider having your cat fitted with a microchip. Your pet may be an indoor cat, but that doesn’t mean it’ll never dash through your door or slide outside via an open window. Although collars and tags are beneficial, some cats may even wiggle out of them. A microchip, on the other hand, is inserted near your cat’s shoulder blades, takes only a second to do, and all of your current contact info can be read through the chip. Nearly every vet and shelter owns a scanner which can read a microchip, and since they’re implanted, there isn’t a risk of the chip falling out or getting lost.
Your cat needs to be shown lots of love. They are very loving animals and deserve affection back. Like people, cats like to socialize and need to feel like they’re an essential part of your life. This will increase the love that surrounds the family.
Place a “tablecloth” under your cat’s food bowl. Cats often take food from their bowls to eat on the side. This may make a big mess that you need to clean up. To simplify your clean up duties, place a ready made placemat under the dish or purchase some inexpensive fabric and use it like a tablecloth.
Cats can be a strange and mercurial breed, but they are most definitely good companions if you get close to them. The tips here will help you keep them that way. Owning a cat is a wonderful experience but you need to make sure that your friends is happy and healthy.