What You Need To Know If You Have A Cat

posted on 19 Jul 2014 15:39 by quackmold9309
When they take in a cat for the first time, many families run into challenges they never considered beforehand. Never make the mistake of getting a cat without doing some research and planning first. Lovably unpredictable cats can still come up with ways to flummox even the most well-prepared new owner, though. But to lessen the issues early on, use the advice shared here!



Keep your drape cords away from your cats. These can cause your cat to choke if they get a hold of it. They could be seriously hurt or even killed. To prevent this from happening, keep any drape cords pinned away from any eyes.

Regular vet checkups for your cat are very important. Your vet can give you an idea of your cat's overall health, in addition to administering any shots it may need. If you find a vet you are comfortable with, use them for the duration of your cat's life. They'll understand what your cat has been through.

Cats love to get into tight, small spaces. If your cat wears a collar they might get hurt, and stuck. Breakaway collars are designed to release in these situations. This could save your cat's life if the collar gets caught in some branches.



If you have a female cat it is important to have her spayed once she becomes old enough. If an indoor cat gets out, you may soon have kittens. Getting your cat spayed is the best in regards to prevention.

A cat can do a lot of damage to your furniture with its claws. If your couch is starting to look like it's been put through a shredder, it's time to invest in a nice scratching post or cat tower. Teach them to scratch on it instead of your belongings. It might take time, but eventually you will see that the damage to your furniture is diminished.

It can be tricky to keep a cat off the kitchen counters. Cats like to climb on things and a counter can look very inviting. You can try to combat this problem by designating some high-up places for your cat to hang out. Placing a cat tower by the kitchen can keep cats from getting on counters.

Being nocturnal is quite normal for cats. Your cat will probably be very active during the night. Close your bedroom door if your cat is driving you nuts at night. They should stay away from you at night and then they will not be able to jump on your feet.

Cats can spend hours keeping themselves and their fur clean. Hairballs are very common for long-haired cats. Special food can help. Some foods are in fact formulated specifically to reduce hairballs, and that is a good idea for your cat and you too.

Cats are great family pets, but small children might be too rough. Make sure your child knows how to pet a cat. Show them to pick up kitty gently and the types of activities which are appropriate. Cats have weaker bones than dogs do, and must be treated accordingly.

Set a tablecloth under your cat's food bowl. Sometimes cats like to take food out of the bowl and eat it to the side of the bowl. This means food spillage that you will have to clean later. Think about putting a placemat underneath the bowl or make your own tablecloth out of fabric.

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. There are raising concepts that are shared among cats, but there can still be some variation. Just remember to enjoy every minute with your adopted kitten no matter what.

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