Cat Problems? Try Using These Tips To Get Through Them!

posted on 19 Jul 2014 15:14 by quackmold9309
Cats provide endless entertainment. These are some of the great characteristics of a cat. Cats can be a lot of work, in which case you will need some advice. When your cat is happy, you can be happy. Read on!

It is a good idea to microchip your cat. Even cats that live their lives entirely indoors can suddenly escape out a window or door. A collar and identification tags can help bring your pet back to you. But experts point out that collars that do not snap apart quickly if your cat gets it caught on a branch or even a bush can accidentally strangle your cat. A microchip will hold the contact information to reach you and it's only about as big as a piece of rice. They are impossible for your pet to lose, and most vets and shelters have equipment that can read these chips.

Just because your family did it when you were a child, does not mean allowing your cat to go outside is a wise decision. Going outdoors isn't very safe for a domesticated cat. Your cat may pick up some fleas, or worse. Additionally, your cat is likely to be injured by cars or other animals. If your cat really wants to go outside, let it out into a small area in your yard.

Acclimate your cat to its carrier. Cats just don't respond like dogs do when it comes to punishment. Encouragement is more likely to get them to respond. Place a blanket or favorite toy inside the carrier to make your cat more acclimated to the carrier. The cat will be drawn to the carrier, where it will feel safe and comfy. Then, you will have no problem using the carrier.

Feeding your cat the proper canned food is ideal. Dry food may cost less, but canned food has more benefits. Your cat can get more water, fat and protein from canned food. This will make it easier for your older cats to digest. Speak with your veterinarian, but keep this tip in mind.

Expect it to take several weeks for your current cat to accept a new cat in the home. In the beginning, they may not seem to get along at all. If you give them enough time though, chances are good they will befriend each other and enjoy the extra company.

If you desire a long-haired cat, it's best to know what kind of care is involved before you do so. That hair will truly get everywhere! You must be willing to spend more time cleaning your home. Long-haired cats also often have hairballs.

Carefully consider where you will locate your cats' litter box. You may want to hide it away. The litter box needs to be placed in a spot that your cat can reach very easily. You want your cat to feel comfortable using their litter box. For example, a rug or mat is a good way to make a litter box placed on a concrete floor more attractive to your cat.

Put a collar your cat with your contact information on it. An indoor cat should also have a tag with this information because he or she can sometimes escape. If this should happen, you will have a better chance of getting your cat back home.

If your cat has been declawed, outdoors should be off-limits. They won't be able to protect themselves against other animals, and they run the risk of getting seriously injured. Indoor cats are the only ones that may be declawed. Even then, you should only have the front claws removed. Don't take the back claws as cats need them to stay balanced.

This article gives you many different techniques to use with your cat. You'll be a better person for it. And with the right care, you'll see that your feline is much happier and that you're happier too! Put these tips to use and enjoy the results.