Cats have a long and storied history of being human companions for generations. They’ve been the focus of books, TV shows and even theater plays. After this much interaction with humans, it is predictable that many cats seem to believe that they are running the show. The advice below is priceless.
You must always take your cat for regular vet check-ups. There are shots and vaccinations that are standard and necessary for your cat. If you can, stick with one vet for your cat’s entire life. This helps make sure your vet knows your cat’s history.
If your kitty is a female, make sure to plan a spaying once she is of age to breed. Even if you have an indoor female cat, if it escapes when it’s in heat it could get you a bunch of kittens you weren’t planning on having. Spaying a cat can prevent this.
Never use something that is intended for a canine on your feline. Cats will have a reaction that’s negative towards a product made for dogs. When it comes to flea products this is particularly true. Your cat can die if you use a dog flea product on it. In truth, your cat needs to be kept a distance from any dog just flea-treated for the first few hours.
If you have an outdoor cat, make sure he is fitted with a tag and collar. Cats can travel far, and a tag will help you find the cat easier if they get lost. Ensure that you at least put the name of your cat and your personal phone number on this tag.
Making sure your cat doesn’t jump on the counters is hard to do. Cats like to be up high, where they can watch everything going on. Provide your cat with a few high places it can uses. Placing a cat tower near the kitchen will help the cats to not lay on the counter.
Cats are usually more active during the night. It is likely that they will want to play while you are sleeping. If your busy kitties are keeping you up into the wee hours, try simply closing your bedroom door. This will keep them from attacking your toes.
Your cat most likely spends quite a bit of time grooming. Your cat’s long hair can cause hair balls. If your cat needs assistance with this problem, consider a special diet. Some cat food out there has a special formula in it that reduces hairballs. This benefits your pet and you.
Like most cats, your cat probably believes the universe revolves around it. Though with the advice from this article, you can help your cat recognize your rightful place in the relationship. The love of cats is a great one, so enjoy!