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Helpful Tips To Help You Become A Better Cat Owner

Cats bring many great rewards. Cats offer lots of entertainment, while also ridding the home of rodents. Having a cat can help you make sure rodents don’t enter your home.

Set up a nice, warm and comfortable area for your cat to rest in your home. It should be lined with a warm towel or blanket. Make sure to wash the bedding regularly since it can acquire dust, dander, and anything from outside if your cat is an outdoor cat.

When you move your cat from one house to another, be sure to move the cat last. Set up a quiet room with familiar items for the cat. Keep your cat in the room and quiet for a day or two. Visit and feed the cat in the room. After a couple of days, the cat can explore the rest of the house.

If your cat kicks litter all over the floor, simply use a bigger container. A large, roomy tote with high sides makes a good litter box. A big round tub also makes a good litter box. A restaurant size bus tub is a capacious litter box. Providing higher sides and more space will solve your cat’s litter kicking problem.

Do not flush clumpable litter in your toilet. This can lead to problems with your plumbing. Instead just lift the clumps and dispose of them in a trash bag. Don’t forget, moisture is what makes the litter clump in the first place! Avoid doing that to your pipes and just dispose of it properly.

If you’re taking a trip with your cat, be sure to protect its ears. You cat is used to being at home and it might shock him to hear you singing at the top of your lungs. Spare your cat’s sensitive hearing by keeping the volume down at all times.

Consider getting your cat a scratching post. Scratching is something that comes extremely easy to cats; it is part of their nature. Don’t force your cat to play with it. Rather, interest him in it by spraying catnip spray on it, or by dangling a string from the top. Soon he’ll get the idea that it’s there for a reason!

If you cat is overly vocal, try to figure out exactly why he or she is making so much noise. After living with your cat for long, it’s easier to interpret its meows. The cat might want something to eat, or just to go outside. You should pay attention to these cues and you will eventually learn to decipher them.

Give cat box liners a try. These may not work for everyone, but they can be helpful if they work for you. Line the litter box with one of these liners, and then put cat litter in as usual. If it works correctly, you should be able to gather the liner and dispose of the litter. Unfortunately, sometimes cats just scratch the liner to pieces as they are doing their business.

While you might not consider a cat a great hunter like a guard dog, the cat eliminates smaller pests, has the motivation and is much more family-friendly. Cats often are better hunters than dogs. With all of these useful attributes, it’s no surprise that cats are so popular.