Cats can be engaging and delightful, causing you to become engrossed in their playful games. Cats love new cat toys and fun little games, so think about them when you are out shopping. If you do not have a cat, you should consider adopting one. They really don’t cost a lot of money. Use this advice to enjoy your life with your cat.
Cats enjoy finding small spaces to fit into. If they have to wear a collar then there may be a risk because your cat could end up getting stuck. A collar that is a breakaway model will detach itself if it gets pulled on. Purchasing one could be the difference between whether your cat lives or dies when he gets stuck.
Never use any product intended for dogs on a cat. Cats are not the same as dogs, and products meant for dogs can make cats very ill. One product in particular to pay close attention to is any remedy for fleas and ticks. Canine flea products can be lethal to a cat. If you own a dog, and they’ve been given a flea treatment, you should separate them from your cat for a few hours.
An outdoor cat must always wear a tag on its collar. Cats can go far from home and without a tag they could become lost forever. The tag should contain your phone number as well as your cat’s name.
The correct location is important when picking a spot for a cat’s litter box. You shouldn’t keep it near your pet’s food, and you shouldn’t keep it in an area people walk through a lot. To help control odors place the litter box in a well ventilated area. Your cat and you will appreciate it.
Cats are generally great with kids, though small kids may be too rough. Make sure your child knows how to pet a cat. Demonstrate how the cat should be petted and handled and encourage your children to be very gentle. The bones of a cat are weaker than a dogs, therefore, they should be handled with care.
A tablecloth should be made for your cats. Some cats like removing food from their bowl and eating it beside their bowl. This can really make a mess, and you might have to spend significant time cleaning around your cat’s food bowl. Think about putting a placemat underneath the bowl or make your own tablecloth out of fabric.
You and your cat are on your way to happy and healthy lives. While no two cats are the same, most felines do enjoy the tips provided here. The more you concern yourself with the health and happiness of your cat, the longer you can enjoy each other’s company.