Cats are creatures that exhibit power, agility, and finesse. There’s a reason so many families choose to welcome cats, and that cats are present in great numbers in virtually every human community. Living indoors with cats is a different thing completely. These agile and intelligent creatures can be stubborn so you are going to need some information on how to do so.
Make sure that your cat is well groomed. Cats need to be combed or brushed regularly. If you do this often, their coat will stay clean. It also helps to reduce their shedding and can cut down on how many times they are spitting up hairballs. Regularly grooming keeps cats looking well and keeps your home neater.
Get your cat to a vet on a regular basis for the best health possible. They need a check-up one time a year, or more if they require certain shots. Don’t hesitate to take your cat to the vet immediately if you notice anything unusual about their health or if they are injured.
An outdoor cat must always wear a tag on its collar. Cats can range far from your home and the tag will help them find their way home. Make sure at a minimum to put your pets name and your phone number on the tag.
Spritz a little bitter apple on electrical cords to protect your cats. Keep your cords covered if you feel like your cat is hellbent on chewing them. Hide those loose cords and keep them out of sight in no longer needed paper towel rolls. If you have rarely used electronics, put them up when you aren’t using them.
Making sure your cat doesn’t jump on the counters is hard to do. Cats enjoy going into high places so that they can see what’s going on around the house. Making a place high-up for your cat can solve this issue. An excellent tool for preventing your cat from jumping on the counter is a cat tower that is in the kitchen.
Most cats are very nocturnal. Do not be surprised if your cat is very active at night. Shut the door to your bedroom. This helps to muffle the sounds of nighttime play. This can keep them from waking you up at night and from pouncing on feet under the blankets.
When you get a cat for your kids, make sure your kids know the rules in advance. Let your children know what rooms you will allow the cat to go into. If you want to have an indoor cat, explain to your children that they cannot let it go outside. Clearly explaining the rules will limit future mishaps.
Outsmarting the cat can turn into an effortless task after you read these tips. Before long, your cat will be behaving like an angel. Cats can become well-trained if you put in the effort necessary.