For as long as people have kept pets, cats have been one of the most popular choices. Talk to any cat owner, and they will be glad to explain why these animals make such great pets. It’s easy to understand why they feel that they’re in charge. Through this article you can make sure your cat knows who the boss really is.
Make sure that your cat is well groomed. Just like dogs, cats require regular brushing and de-tangling. This will help them maintain a clean and healthy coat. Having a clean fur coat helps reduce the amount of hairballs that get spit up around the house. A cat that is well-groomed is one that looks the best at home.
It’s not easy to keep cats off counters. They love to be able to look around from up high. You may be able to battle this issue by giving your cat a high place to chill. If you place a cat tower around the kitchen area, they may be less likely to lay on your counters.
You should never allow your cat to be bored all the time. Cats need play and exercise. Unfortunately, a lot of cat owners neglect this. A bored cat may fall victim to depression, compulsive disorders or issued that can be harmful to their health. Give them plenty of room to exercise and a wide selections of toys. Indoor cats will appreciate having a structure they can climb on or a dedicated scratching post.
Cats are generally nocturnal. This means nighttime is an active time for your cat. One way to deal with a kitten’s playful activity at night is just to shut your door. This can keep them from waking you up at night and from pouncing on feet under the blankets.
Do not isolate the litter box in a distant place. Never put the box near your cat’s food, and pick a quiet place away from areas that are heavily used. Also make sure the area is well ventilated to keep the smell to a minimum. Your cat and your nose will thank you for the effort.
Male cats can develop crystals that form in their urine, so prevent this with the right food. The cat is in pain passing the crystals, and the correction for this is costly. Your cat needs food low in magnesium. Read the label. Products that have fish in them have more magnesium usually when compared to products with poultry.
If you’re thinking about raising an outdoor cat, you should strongly reconsider. The outside world is very dangerous for cats. You cat can get fleas and contract diseases. They might get injured by some other animals, vehicles, or people. If letting your cat outdoors is important to you, let them out in a safe fenced area.
Are you the owner of a dog and a cat? That dog will really love stalking (and eating) that cat food. You should create a feeding space for the cat that is much too high for a dog to get to. This will help prevent any fights that may occur between your animals.
Carriers are great devices for you to have as a cat owner. Cats are not as responsive to punishment as dogs are. They prefer encouragement instead. Inside the carrier, put a favorite toy and blanket. Leave it open in an area the cat will see. Over time the cat will not be stressed about the carrier and will enter it voluntarily. A cat who is used to a carrier will not mind traveling, meaning it will be a much less stressful experience for them.
Your pet may think it’s the boss of you, or even the boss of the entire world. The best way to give your cat the love and care it needs is to follow these guidelines. Cats are great pets when they are trained properly.