A lot of new cat owners are not sure about what they should expect. Never take on a pet unless you are prepared to be responsible. But because they are curious creatures, some mishaps will still occur even with planning. But to lessen the issues early on, use the advice shared here!
Properly groom your cat. Brush your cat’s fur often to help it be shiny and healthy. This will keep them sterile and aesthetically pleasing. It also reduces their shedding and hairballs. Keep your cat looking at its best by grooming it well.
When your female cat is old enough, it’s vital to get her spayed. Even if your cat is an indoor cat, if she escapes while she is in heat you might end up with a lot of kittens on your hands. Spaying the feline is really the optimal way of dealing with this.
Keep your cat from having a shocking experience by spraying electrical cords with bitter apple. Most office stores sell a tube that you can stick all of your wires and cords through if the spray doesn’t work. Bundle electrical cords together inside a tube. Put away electronics that have tempting, thin cords when you’re not using them.
Making sure your cat doesn’t jump on the counters is hard to do. One thing they like about it is they enjoy being high up. One good way to beat this problem is by giving your kitty some safe, high perches throughout the house. A cat tower near your kitchen can give them a place to watch you that is out of the way.
You can also consider outfitting your cat with a chip so you can monitor its whereabouts. Even indoor cats can decide to run away at a moment’s notice, escaping through an open window. A collar with tags increases your chances of getting your cat back if it gets lost but it can also be a risk, for instance if it gets snagged in some branches. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and can hold all of your contact information. Most vets and animal shelters will have a microchip scanner and because it’s under the animal’s skin it can never become lost.
Keep your cat amused. Your cat needs plenty of exercise. Sadly, this is overlooked by many cat owners. Bored cats are more prone to depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, as well as many other behavioral issues. Give them room to play and a large number of toys. Indoor cats will appreciate having a structure they can climb on or a dedicated scratching post.
The tips you just read over can help any cat owner, no matter what their cat’s breed is. While there may be some advice that works for all cat owners, there are many issues which will vary from cat to cat. The best thing to do is keep having fun with your kitten.