Cats are really mysterious. Though they seem independent, they also appear to be thoroughly needy sometimes. They can be difficult to understand at times, but nothing compares to a cat purring. The following advice will help you care for your pet.
When considering a new pet, make sure you visit the area shelter first. Shelters always have plenty of cats available and adoption fees are usually very affordable. Taking a cat home with you means that a life has been saved.
Cats love to get into tight, small spaces. If they have a collar on, this might prove to be a safety risk if they happen to get stuck. Collars designed to release when sufficient force is applied (“breakaway” collars) are a great idea. Purchasing one could be the difference between whether your cat lives or dies when he gets stuck.
You should get your cat a tagged collar, even if it is not legally required. This can help if your cat becomes lost while wandering in the great outdoors. Some required information on the tag would be the cat’s name and your personal phone number.
Spray electrical cords with some bitter apple to prevent cats from getting electrocuted. Cat can sometimes chew on cords, and they should be covered to prevent this. You can hide away any cords inside the rolls that come inside paper towels. Electronic items with tasty-looking, thin cords (video game controllers, phone chargers, and so on) should be stored securely when you’re not using them.
It is likely that your feline friend enjoys grooming his fur. If your cat is long haired, this may cause hairballs. There is a special food on the market that does help out with hairball issues. Some cat food out there has a special formula in it that reduces hairballs. This benefits your pet and you.
Do you have a cat and a dog? Dogs are known for eating other pet’s food. Because of this, you should keep your cat’s food in a high spot that your dog won’t be able to reach. This also makes sure that the two don’t fight over water.
Unlike most humans, cats love heights. Providing a safe environment for your cat is key to its happiness. Placing a shelf or two up high will not take up too much space in your home. Additionally, you can place a bed or blanket in this space.
If you are experiencing an issue with your feline friend, seek advice from others. Although you may want to go it alone, it can be helpful to seek advice from other people that have experience owning cats. There are a number of message boards for cat owners on the Internet, or you can go to your vet with problems.
Cats can be difficult to learn about, but after a while they will become your best friends. Use what you have learned here to ensure that your cat is healthy and happy in your home. When you know how to take care of your cat, you’ll both be happier.