The poet T.S Eliot Eliot called cats creatures that households depend upon, and that is somewhat true. A cat that is healthy and well-behaved can be great for any household. There are, however, many reports of cats being difficult and temperamental. Consider these tips for how you can coexist with your pet.
Keep drape cords away from cats. If your cat plays with looped drape cords, they could get caught around its neck, which presents a suffocation hazard. This is an extreme choking hazard and should be prevented at all costs. Hang your drapery cords out of your cats’ sight to avoid this.
If your cat goes outside, it is important to have a collar with a tag. Cats can get lost, and they need a tag to be found. Make sure at a minimum to put your pets name and your phone number on the tag.
Do not allow your cat to stay bored all of the time. Cats need stimulation. Sadly, this is overlooked by many cat owners. A lack of stimulation can lead to psychological or medical problems for your cat, including depression, compulsive disorders, and chronic misbehavior. Give them plenty of room to exercise and a wide selections of toys. If they stay indoors make sure they have a scratching post for climbing.
If your cat is traveling with you, remember their ears. Cats tend to prefer gentle sounds during the day. Therefore, try to turn down your music or keep if off altogether so your cat has a better trip.
Before you consider buying a kitten for your children, make sure clear boundaries are set before you bring the kitten home. Tell your kids which rooms the cat is allowed in. Be sure that your children understand that an indoor cat must never be allowed outdoors. By making the rules well known to your children, your children will understand what is and is not allowed.
Why is your cat meowing? By paying attention, you should eventually learn why your cat is meowing. She could be signaling that she is hungry, or she might want to go outside. Know what your cats cries mean so that you’re able to understand the cat more.
Do you have a cat and a dog? Dogs will eat a cat’s food any time they’re given the chance. Because of this, you should make the place that your cat food is in higher up so that the dog cannot reach it. This also has the effect of stopping fights over the water before they start.
Brush your cat regularly. Brushing spreads natural oils through the fur and also stimulates circulation. It can also reduce the amount of loose hair they have. This prevents hairballs, which can cause choking, and builds up in the cat’s stomach from self grooming.
While owning a cat isn’t always easy, the reward is great. From a cat that knocks dishes off shelves or one who likes to pee on the couch, there are solutions for all of your problems. Soon you’ll be dealing with a happier cat.