If you were able to save a pet’s life, would this be something you’d do? So many cats could use a great home. All you have to do is adopt one and care for it, which you can learn how to do through this article.
Put a heated tile beneath the bed of an older cat. Simply heat a terra-cotta tile in a 200 degree oven for 20 minutes. Wrap the tile in a towel and then put it under the bed. Change it frequently if you like.
Spay your cat as soon as she is old enough. It does not matter if you an indoor cat; if she gets out when in heat, you can end up with many kittens. Your best bet is to have your female cat spayed.
You should get your cat a tagged collar, even if it is not legally required. Cats can range far from your home and the tag will help them find their way home. The tag should contain your phone number as well as your cat’s name.
Kitty claws can be quite destructive to fabric and furnishings. Buy your cat a scratching posts to focus its attention off your furniture. Give them some encouragement and let them know it is okay to scratch that. It doesn’t happen overnight but with some patience, you should be able to save your house from the claws.
Do not allow your cat to be bored frequently. Cats need stimulation. But, too many cat owners fail to realize this. Cats who get bored can actually become depressed or display other undesirable behaviors. Give them toys and things to do. If you have an indoor cat, offer him a variety of toys, scratching post or objects he can climb on.
Cats are frequently nocturnal in their habits. In other words, they’ll be up and about late into the night. If you find that your nocturnal kitties are waking you up in the middle of the night, the solution may be as simple as closing the door to your bedroom. This will ensure they don’t pounce on you at nighttime, or wake you up in other ways.
Receiving plenty of positive, loving attention is important for your cat. They usually offer us warm companionship, and they require the same. Without love, cats may not socialize with your family. They want nothing more than to be an integral part of your family.
Be especially mindful of your cat’s ears when you take them on a trip. You may enjoy it, but it could be hurting your cat’s ears. Therefore, try to turn down your music or keep if off altogether so your cat has a better trip.
You should be proud that you are giving love to a cat. You’ve given a good home to an animal in need. A bond is formed that will last forever. Take good care of your pet, and it’ll take good care of you too.