It is hard to describe how wonderful it is to have a cat. That said, they’re not easy to care for. The commitment involves many things that you should take into account. Read here about which responsibilities you will be taking on. Continue reading to learn more.
Make sure your cat is always groomed. Just like dogs, cats require regular brushing and de-tangling. This helps them keep their precious coat properly clean at all times. It also stops hairballs. Grooming a cat properly will improve the appearance of your home and cat.
A heated tile can be positioned beneath the bed of a mature cat. Heat a fabric covered heating pad in the microwave for a couple of minutes, making sure that is not too hot to the touch. Wrap it tightly in a towel and place it under the cat bed. Change it frequently if you like.
Use bitter apple on your electric cords to keep your kitty away from them. Cat can sometimes chew on cords, and they should be covered to prevent this. 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). Store electronics when they are not in use rather than leaving them plugged in.
Never let a cat become bored. Play is important to the health and vitality of your cat. Unfortunately there are too many cat owners who don’t properly exercise their cats. A bored cat runs the risk of developing depression and obsessive compulsive disorders that may harm them or something in your home. Give them plenty of space to roam and provide them with toys to give them some exercise. Provide them with an indoor climbing area or scratching post.
Cats love to be clean. Hairballs are more common in long-haired cats. There are foods which help combat this problem. Some foods are in fact formulated specifically to reduce hairballs, and that is a good idea for your cat and you too.
Younger children can be a little rough with cats sometimes. Make sure your child knows how to pet a cat. Teach them what are appropriate activities and how to gently touch it. Cats have weaker bones than dogs so should be treated carefully.
Cats create years of enjoyment for the families who own them. Pets are good for kids and adults. That said, it brings many responsibilities, too. If you’re ready to take the plunge and adopt a feline companion, keep this article’s information handy!