Be The Best Cat Owner You Can Be With This Advice.
There are usually obstacles that arise when you first buy a cat. It is a serious mistake to bring a pet home without first preparing yourself and your home. Even with the most preparation, it can still be tough to anticipate everything a cat might do or need. Luckily these tips can give you an edge and help you face the unknown.
Drape cords should be kept distant from cats. The cats will start playing with the cords and they can easily wrap around their necks. This could kill them. Be sure your drape cords are strongly secured.
Contact local shelters if you want to adopt a cat. They have tons of amazing cats who desperately need a home. Besides, adopting a cat from an animal shelter means you are saving this cat’s life.
To safely help an old cat feel comfortable, place a heated tile under its bed. Bake a one-foot tile made from terra cotta in the oven at 200 degrees F for around 15 to 20 minutes. Wrap this in a towel that’s old and then place it under the bed the cat sleeps on. If necessary, change this out every few hours.
Be cautious about using canine products on your feline friend. It is possible that a dog’s product could cause a serious adverse effect on a cat. Flea products should not be used on cats in any circumstance. Dog flea prevention products will kill your cat. Make sure to separate your cat from your dog after spraying.
It can be hard to prevent your cat from jumping on the counter. A cat will naturally want to be high enough to view everything around them. One way to combat this behavior is to proved your cat with an elevated place it is okay to climb on. A cat tower near your kitchen can give them a place to watch you that is out of the way.
It’s very important to get your cat microchipped. Indoor cats can slip out an open door. A tagged collar might help get kitty home, but it can just as easily come off if snagged on a branch. A microchip is tiny, similar in size to a single rice grain and capable of holding plenty of information. Most vets and animal shelters will have a microchip scanner and because it’s under the animal’s skin it can never become lost.
No matter how old or young your cat or where you live, the tips in the article above will help you with training your cat. You also need to get to know your cat better so you can adapt to its needs and habits. Above all, remember that owning a cat should be enjoyable and rewarding, so relax and have fun.