Cats are known for great curiosity. Though they seem independent, they also appear to be thoroughly needy sometimes. Cats may be confusing, but having them purring on your lap is priceless. This article will provide you with some wonderful tips to help you care for your furry friend.
If you want to add a cat to your family, go to the shelter first to see what is available. Many shelters are overcrowded with lovable and adoptable cats. Adopting your cat through a shelter means you are helping to control the cat population and saving a life at the same time.
Cats love to squeeze into tiny spots. If they have a collar, this can be a safety issue if they get stuck. A breakaway style collar will literally “break away” if pulled too tight. This can make the difference in whether your cat have nine lives or only a couple of them.
Do not use dog products on your cat. Cats often have negative reactions to dog products. When it comes to flea products this is particularly true. When used on your cat, flea products for dogs can be lethal. Make sure to separate your cat from your dog after spraying.
Nice furniture and cat claws don’t get along very well. Purchase a scratching post to stop your cat from destroying your home. This can encourage cats to scratch something other than things that are off-limits. It might not happen overnight, but the problem should eventually stop.
Think about getting a microchip implanted in your cat. You never know when your cat could get away from you. Collars and tags can help get your cat home, however cats are experts at wiggling out of these, not to mention the risk they pose if they were to get snagged on a bush or tree branch. A microchip is tiny, similar in size to a single rice grain and capable of holding plenty of information. Most shelters and veterinarians can scan your pet to read the information on the chip, and the chip cannot be lost since it is beneath the skin.
Give your cat lots of attention and love. They give us love, and we need to return it to them. Like most people, cats like to socialize and feel that they are included in the family. They want to feel like a valuable, happy family member, too.
Cats are simple to decipher, but they can be loyal to you if you allow them. Use these suggestions to make both of your lives more comfortable. If you know how to care for them, cats are unique, enjoyable pets.