Poets and songwriters have often spoken of the importance of a cat in a home. T.S. Eliot, the famed poet, once likened cats to creatures that a household depends on, the there is some truth behind his words. A cat that is healthy, well-mannered, and happy can make an excellent addition to your home. Unfortunately, cats aren’t the easiest pets to live with. Here’s some great tips to help you get along better with your cat.
An outdoor cat must always wear a tag on its collar. Cats love to roam, so you need to give someone who finds your cat a way to contact you. The tag needs your phone number and cat’s name at the minimum.
Spray bitter apple on electrical cords to keep cats away from them. If your cat likes to chew cords, hide the cords as best you can. If you have any loose cords around your home, try stuffing them into a used paper towel roll. Electronics with thin cords must be put out of reach when they aren’t being used.
Cats can use their claws to destroy furniture and other parts of the house. If you have a cat that is wreaking havoc, buy a scratching post. 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.
A microchip for your cat is something that you should really consider. Even indoor cats may get out of your home at some point. Cats can get out of a collar or, worse, have that collar choke them to death. Microchips are as small as a rice grain and have all of your important contact information. These days, pretty much all shelters and vet offices have scanners that can read these chips, and because they’re beneath your pet’s skin, they won’t ever get lost.
Cats are partially nocturnal. The result is that they active while you’re sleeping. One way to deal with a kitten’s playful activity at night is just to shut your door. This should help them from waking you during the night, pouncing on your feet under the covers.
Put your cats’ litter box where it is most acceptable to him. You shouldn’t keep it near your pet’s food, and you shouldn’t keep it in an area people walk through a lot. Additionally, don’t make the mistake of putting it in a poorly-ventilated area, or the smell will become overpowering. Both you and your cat will be happier.
You can sometimes find better prices for cat medication online than getting it from your veterinarian. In an emergency, however, this might not be possible. But if you have to regularly buy pet medicine, you can save 50% or more on some medicines by buying online.
Caring for your cat is a lot of work but your cat is worth it. No matter how active or lazy your cat may be, the advice you have read will help the two of you get along better. You’ll better your relationship in no time.