Tips That Work for New and Old Cat Owners

 

If you were able to save a cat’s life, would you? Millions upon millions of cats are searching for a home. All that is needed is for someone to adopt them and offer proper care. These things can be learned about within this article.

Cats will try to get into many different crevices. If your cat is such a curious one, wearing a collar is a safety risk, as your feline might get stuck because of it while exploring. A breakaway style collar will literally “break away” if pulled too tight. Using this collar will prevent your cat from injuring itself.

If your cat is older or sick, a heating pad may provide comfort. You can heat a terracotta tile in the oven at 200 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. Place it in an older towel and place it underneath of the feline’s bed. If you want, you can change it for a newly warmed tile a few hours later.

Put bitter apple on all electrical cords. Keep your cords covered if you feel like your cat is hellbent on chewing them. You can bundle loose cords together and place them inside paper towel rolls. The cords on electronics should be hidden as well.

You may want to have a microchip put into your car. Indoor cats could run out your door or jump out the window. Collars and tags can help get your cat home, however cats are experts at wiggling out of these, not to mention the risk they pose if they were to get snagged on a bush or tree branch. A microchip, on the other hand, is inserted near your cat’s shoulder blades, takes only a second to do, and all of your current contact info can be read through the chip. Nearly every vet and shelter owns a scanner which can read a microchip, and since they’re implanted, there isn’t a risk of the chip falling out or getting lost.

Most cats are very nocturnal. The result is that they active while you’re sleeping. If your cats keep you up late at night, you should close the bedroom door. This will prevent them from entering your sleeping space and awakening you.

Your cat needs attention and a lot of affection. Cats give us a lot of love, and they deserve to be loved back. Without love, cats may not socialize with your family. Make her feel like she is part of your family.

Cats are known for spending inordinate amounts of time grooming themselves. If the cats hair is too long, this is what causes hairballs. There is a special food on the market that does help out with hairball issues. Certain cat foods are formulated to lower the amount of hairballs.

Cat owners should be proud of loving their cats so much. You’re providing affection and shelter to a create that needs it badly. The bond you have with your cat will last a lifetime. Be sure you properly care for your cat, and it will also take care of you.