Once a cat is adopted, many obstacles may present themselves to the family taking on the new pet. If you don’t prepare for your cat in advance, you will be in trouble. Just remember, even with proper planning, there will always be unknowns when dealing with cats. The best solution is to prepare yourself with tips like these and then expect the unexpected!
Brush and trim your cat’s fur often to keep it looking sharp. Cats should have regular combings. If you brush cats on a regular basis, it will keep their coats clean and attractive. It will also limit shedding and may cut down on hairballs. A cat that is well-groomed is one that looks the best at home.
It can be hard to stop your cat from coming on your counters. Cats instinctively want to be at a high vantage point so they can survey their surroundings. To help prevent your cat from doing this, you can establish tall places specifically for your cat. For example, give them a cat tower nearby.
Don’t let your cat’s days pass without stimulation and excitement! Every cat needs exercise time and play! Sadly, many cat owners do not understand the importance of this. Bored cats can really be a problem. They can have health issues, OCD, and even depression. Spend time playing with them, and go through a variety of toys to find ones they like and will play with while you’re busy, too. Provide them with an indoor climbing area or scratching post.
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You should create a tablecloth for the cats in your home. Certain cats prefer removing their food from their bowl and putting it on the side to eat it. This can really make a mess, and you might have to spend significant time cleaning around your cat’s food bowl. Place a piece of fabric or a place-mat under your cat’s bowl and then simply shake it over a garbage can for quick and easy clean up.
Don’t let your cat go outside. It might not be safe for your cat to go outdoors. Your cat can pick up fleas, or worse. Other animals and vehicles could also injure your cat. If you must let your cat outside, do so in a very small area of your backyard or lawn.
Are you the owner of both a dog and cat? Dogs often take advantage of dining on the cat’s food. This is why you should have a feeding area for your cat that is too high for the dog to reach. This will help you to be sure that the animals won’t fight over the water either after they’ve eaten all their food.
Cats enjoy climbing on things. Your cat will be truly happy if you provide a place for him to view his surroundings. Placing a shelf or two up high will not take up too much space in your home. You could even place a small bed or blanket on the shelf to make your cat feel more comfortable.
Your cat should like their carrier. Dogs and cats will respond differently to punishment. Positive reinforcement is a better training tool for cats. Place a loved blanket and favorite toy into a carrier and then leave the door open. Make sure it’s in an area that the cat frequents. The cat will feel safe when it enters this carrier after a while. Transporting your cat inside the carrier will then become much easier.
Purchase a drinking fountain for your cat. Your cat will prefer drinking from running water since this is a natural behavior. Streaming water is much easier for your cat to take in. In fact, some cats prefer running sink water to their own water bowls. A fountain will allow your cat to drink like he or she is in the wild.
Those quality-training tips are perfect for all breeds of cat, regardless of age or location. You have learned basic information that makes raising a cat much easier. Remember though, everyone’s cat and circumstances are different requiring certain adjustments. Just remember to enjoy every minute with your adopted kitten no matter what.