Fun, furry, and finicky: three words that perfectly describe cats. From food preferences to vet examinations, there are many issues to overcome if you own one. This article will show you some great tips and advice about cats and what they need.
Make sure you don’t allow your cat to be around drape cords. It is easy for the cat to get his head caught among the cords when playing with them. They could be seriously hurt or even killed. Hang your drapery cords out of your cats’ sight to avoid this.
Local rescue organizations are a great place to look for a new pet cat. Many shelters have more cats than they can handle and the fees associated with adoption take care of vet visits. Adopting your cat at a shelter allows you to save a cat’s life while also helping mitigate overpopulation.
Make frequent checkups with your vet to keep your cat healthy. Cats need yearly shots and overall health assessments. If you find a vet you are comfortable with, use them for the duration of your cat’s life. This way, the vet will be very familiar with your cat and its history.
You should not use products designed for other animals. Some can be quite dangerous, and even deadly, when used on a cat. Flea products especially. Your cat can die when exposed to flea prevention items made for dogs. Make sure to separate your cat from your dog after spraying.
Put bitter apple on all electrical cords. If your cat is especially intent on chewing cords, keep them covered as much as possible. If you have loose electrical cords, you can bundle them up and stow them away in a cardboard tube (think toilet paper or paper towel rolls). Put away electronics that have tempting, thin cords when you’re not using them.
Cats can use their claws to destroy furniture and other parts of the house. Buy a scratching post if you need to protect the furniture in your home. Place this device into an area that your cat frequents, and attempt to get your cat to scratch it rather than the furniture. Be patient, it might take some time for your cat to learn to use the post or tower.
Cats love to play on kitchen counters, and it can be hard to break them of the habit. They love being above everything so that they can watch it all. It helps to provide your cat with certain high spaces where it is allowed. A carefully placed cat tower in the kitchen will keep cats away from the counter.
Taking care of cats may seem simple at first, and if you’re lucky enough to get one that doesn’t present any issues they are, but most require a lot of attention, TLC and a few vet check-ups. You can care for your cat best with the tips in this article. Do more research on the different things you can do to keep your cat happy and healthy.