The poet T.S. Eliot said once that cats are a animal in which the household needs, this is true! Happy, healthy cats can make life complete. Unfortunately, some cats do not fit this “perfect” mold. Have a better time living with your cat through these tips.
Part of caring for your cat is taking it to regular veterinarian checkups. Most vets recommend yearly check-ups. If the animal requires certain vaccinations, more visits are necessary. Cats should go to a vet immediately if they have any conditions, health problems, or injuries that need to be tended to right away.
If your dog and cat are best friends, be sure to keep them separate after flea treatment. Your dog’s flea products are very hazardous for cats. Cats that come in contact with dog flea products often die. Be sure to use only cat products on your cat and only dog products on your dog.
Your cat might not come running when you call, but most cats enjoy cuddling on their terms and time. Cats love to have their heads and backs pet. Not all cats like their tummies rubbed so be careful. Spending quality time with your cat will make lasting memories to look back on someday.
Don’t be pushy when you are getting to know your new cat. Cats prefer to be in control and take things at their own pace. Make sure your new cat is comfortable and safe. Let your cat take its time exploring its new environment. When your cat feels at home, it will be more likely to try to make friends with you.
Keep dangerous chemicals away from your cat. Just like children, cats need to be kept away from items like cleaning materials since they could harm them. These chemicals are basically poison and if your cats consumes some or gets some on them, they could get very sick, get burned, or possibly die. Store these items in a place where your cat can’t find them or use a child-proof lock on their location.
When traveling on the road with your cat, understand that they are sensitive to sounds. Cats tend to prefer gentle sounds during the day. Therefore, try lowering your music or turning it off in order for your cat to enjoy the trip more.
Who says only dogs can do tricks? Cats are very intelligent and have the ability to learn as well, especially as young kittens. Some people train their cats to play fetch just like dogs do. There are even people who have successfully trained their cat to use a regular toilet, instead of a litter box.
If you’re having an issue with your cat, try to get some input from other cat owners. You may try to handle it yourself, but you might need input from other cat owners. There are also forums on the Internet which cater to cat parents.
While cats can be finicky and demanding, loving and taking care of a cat can be very rewarding. The tips you’ve read can help you build a better bond with your cat. You’re going to be hearing your cat purring instead of meowing to get your attention.