Adding a cat to your family can be quite enjoyable. You need to prepare when getting a pet so you avoid mistakes. Even when you are prepared you might run into some issues. However, preparing yourself in advance is best, and it helps you be ready for your new pet.
Cats like sneaking into small spaces. There are ways to make sure that their collar does not get stuck. A breakaway style collar will literally “break away” if pulled too tight. Purchasing one could be the difference between whether your cat lives or dies when he gets stuck.
To help your old cat feel comfy, keep a tile that’s heated under their bed. A terra cotta tile heated in your oven on about 200 degrees and for 15 minutes will do. Use an old towel to wrap it up safely before placing it beneath your cat’s favorite napping spot. Switch towels every few hours if you need to.
It can be tricky to keep a cat off the kitchen counters. Cats love being up high so that they can see. You can control this tendency a bit by making high places in the house that you feel comfortable having your cat utilize. A carefully placed cat tower in the kitchen will keep cats away from the counter.
It’s important that you don’t forget your cat and allow them to become bored too easily. Play and exercise are both important for cats’ well-being. Sadly, many cat owners do not understand the importance of this. Bored cats can suffer from depression, extreme compulsive disorders, and other harmful issues that can negatively impact their overall health and well-being. Give them toys and things to do. If you have an indoor cat, provide a kitty gym for them to climb on or a scratching post.
These tips for training cats can be applied to any breed or age as well as to any location. Though the concepts are the same, there will inevitably be variations and a different set of circumstances for each family. More important than anything else is to enjoy every precious moment with you new little kitten.