Top Tips Every Cat Parent Should Hear

 

Cats have been a longtime human companion. Musicals, books and even movies have been written about cats. It’s not hard to see why cat’s often times think they are in charge. This article will provide you with some advice on how to get your cat to listen to you and much more.

Make sure your cat is out of harms way by putting a little bitter apple on all the electrical cords to avoid them getting shocked. If your cat happens to be a champion cord-chewer, you’ll need to use cord covers to protect your cords. Use paper towel or wrapping paper rolls to bundle up cords. If you own electronic devices with thin cords, you should keep them out of your cat’s reach when you’re not using them.

TIP! Never use something that is intended for a canine on your feline. Cats don’t like dog products.

Enticing kitty to stay off the kitchen counter is sometimes challenging. If your cat is high, he can see everything that is going on. You can get your cat to quit doing this if you make areas that it can climb up to. Putting a cat tower in or near the kitchen can help keep the cats from laying on the counter.

Keep your cat active and entertained to avoid boredom. Cats need stimulation. But many cat owners ignore that need. Cats that are bored may develop obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, or other issues that can harm their health. Give them toys they can play with, play with them yourself, or at the least give them room to exercise. If they’re an indoor cat, get them an object to climb on or a scratching post.

Pick the right location for your cat’s litter box. Try to keep it away from areas of household traffic and away from your cat’s eating areas. You should also make sure there is ample ventilation to avoid odors. Your cat will be more comfortable and you will too.

TIP! If you have an outdoor cat, be sure he or she has a tagged collar. Understand that cats may travel a long distance; therefore, if it gets lost, this tag will assist you and others in finding it.

Receiving plenty of positive, loving attention is important for your cat. They want warm companionship since that’s what they provide to you. Cats need social time with the family just like people do so that they know that they are valued. They also like feeling important and a big member of the family.

Your cat believes it is the supreme ruler of all the world. By using the tips from above, you’ll soon teach your cat who is actually the boss. Cats are wonderful creatures; apply what you’ve just learned, and you and kitty will get along just fine.

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