A cat is a very complex creature. At times, it can be difficult to understand what cats are thinking. But, when properly educated, it’s easier to care for them. The below article contains excellent advice on how to properly care for your cat.
If your cat is female, you need to get it spayed at the proper age. Even if you own an indoor cat, it might produce many kittens if it escapes during mating season. Having your cat spayed helps to control the pet population and will save you time and trouble.
An outdoor cat must always wear a tag on its collar. Cats sometimes travel a bit when outside, and a tag prevents any mishaps due to your cat being lost. The tag should contain your phone number as well as your cat’s name.
Spray bitter apple on electrical cords. If your cat is especially intent on chewing cords, keep them covered as much as possible. Bundle electrical cords together inside a tube. Any electrical cords that are really thin (and very tempting) should really be hidden whenever possible.
A microchip for your cat is something that you should really consider. 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. Tags and collars can help you cat return home, but cats can wiggle out of them or risk injury by snagging them on a tree branch or bush. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and can hold all of your contact information. Almost every vet and shelter has a scanner these days, and they can retrieve your contact information should they find your pet.
Pay attention and try to figure out what is causing your cat to meow. You need to learn what their meows mean. She could be signaling that she is hungry, or she might want to go outside. Watch their cues to learn more about them.
Don’t try and teach your kitty how the litter box is supposed to be used. This comes quite naturally to them and is not something that is learned. Contrary to what most people believe, it’s actually incorrect to rub a cat’s paw in the litter.
Don’t punish cats for making messes outside the litter box. When this occurs, it tends to be because the box is not being maintained properly. If your punish your car, he or she is just going to become scared of you.
Don’t buy cheap cat food. Check out the ingredients, and make sure it includes protein, such as meat, as the first item in the list. Try to avoid foods that consist of corn, or other non-protein elements. Cats are naturally carnivorous. If you want to keep them healthy and happy, you need to feed them plenty of animal protein.
This article’s tips will assist you in caring for your cat, even if you’re unable to make it happy. Be sure these tips are used in caring for your cats physical and emotional needs. He may even like you afterwards. Hopefully.