Cats are downright mysterious by nature.They can take you one day and that they love you the next. Cats are confusing, but having them purring on your lap is priceless.The following tips can help you deal with this fuzzy companion.

Check your shelter if you are thinking about getting a cat. Shelters always have tons of cats available and adoption fees are usually very affordable. Adopting a cat population.

Make sure your cat is well groomed. Cats should have to be brushed or combed on a regular combings. This will keep them maintain a clean and healthy coat. It will also cut down on shedding and may cut down on hairballs.

Make sure your cat has a collar and tag if it goes outside. Cats can range far from your home and the tag they could become lost forever. The tag should have at least the pet’s name and number where you can be reached.

Deter cats from chewing on inappropriate things by spraying them with bitter apple. If your cat happens to be a champion cord-chewer, make sure you cover the cords. You can hide away any cords inside the cardboard rolls that come inside paper towels.

It can be tough to keep cats off the counter. Cats love being up high vantage point so that they can see what’s going on around the house. You can try to combat this tendency a bit by designating some high-up places in the house that you feel comfortable having your cat to hang out.

Think about putting a microchip for your pet. Even an indoor cat can get out sometimes. Collars and tags can help get your cat home, but cats can wiggle out of those, not to mention the risk they pose if they were to get snagged on a bush or tree branch. A teeny microchip can hold the contact information to reach you and it’s only about as big as a piece of rice.

Cats are very interesting creatures and you could spend the rest of your life trying to figure them out. Take what you’ve just learned to heart. Having cats are great and when caring for them correctly, you’ll have some happy family friends.

By Laura