The poet T.S. T.S. Eliot, the famed poet, once likened cats to creatures that a household depends on, the there is some truth behind his words. A well behaved and healthy cat can enhance any household. Sadly, cats can be difficult to live with sometimes. These tips can help you and your cat exist better together.
Move any drape cords out of a cat’s reach. The cats will start playing with the cords and they can easily wrap around their necks. This could cause injury or death. All drape cords should be fastened and kept away from any harm that might come to the cats.
Properly groom your cat. You can regularly brush or comb your cat. This will help them maintain a clean and healthy coat. It will reduce shedding, which means that they won’t be experiencing a ton of hairballs. Brushing your cat will keep your home cleaner, too.
Have your cat see a vet frequently to keep good health. They should have regular check ups annually, and more appointments should be made if they need to get important shots. Never hesitate to have your cat checked out if you think that something is wrong; remember that your cat can not tell you they are not feeling well.
Spritz a little bitter apple on electrical cords to protect your cats. If your cat still insists on chewing your cords, try to cover as many of them as possible. An inexpensive way to hide electrical cords is to thread them through used paper towel rolls. Personal electronic devices should be stored when not needed to keep their cords out of reach.
Think about getting a microchip implanted in your cat. Even cats who live completely indoors may someday decide to bolt out the door or escape out of a window. Collars or tags can identify your cat, but cats can wiggle out of those, and they are also at risk of getting hung up on something. A microchip, on the other hand, is inserted near your cat’s shoulder blades, takes only a second to do, and all of your current contact info can be read through the chip. Many vets and shelters have scanners that can read these chips and since they lie under their skin, they won’t get lost.
Make sure your cat is not too bored. Your cat needs plenty of exercise. Many owners just don’t have time. Bored cats can really be a problem. They can have health issues, OCD, and even depression. Give them lots of space for exercise and plenty of toys they can play with. An indoor cat needs a good scratching post.
Adore your cat! Cats give us a lot of love, and they deserve to be loved back. Like humans, a cat has to be around people in order to feel special. They also like feeling important and a big member of the family.
Consider all the options before you let your cat be an outdoors cat. Cats come to harm outside every day. Your cat may get fleas or have other problems. They can get in a fight or be hit by a car. If the cat must go outside, set aside a small part of the backyard or front lawn as a place where they can go.
It’s very rewarding to own a cat, though it’s not always easy. Whether a cat jumps all over the house or sleeps all day, these tips can better your bond with them. You’ll better your relationship in no time.