Cats are a wonderful thing to behold. These cats are overpopulated and can be a nuisance. You can learn how to deal with these cats before they cost you money.
Cats love to get into tight, small spaces. A collar can be a dangerous thing to wear in such a place. A breakaway style collar will literally “break away” if pulled too tight. This can keep your cat alive.
Putting a warm tile beneath the bed of an older cat will help it rest comfortably. Use a 12″ terra cotta tile and heat it by putting it in a 200ºF oven for 20 minutes. Wrap the tile in a towel and then put it under the bed. Switch towels every few hours if you need to.
If your cat is female, you need to get it spayed at the proper age. It is best to spay your cat, even if you want to keep it as an indoor pet. You can prevent this by spaying or neutering your cat.
If you have an outdoor kitty, make sure to invest in a break away collar with an identification tag. Understand that cats may travel a long distance; therefore, if it gets lost, this tag will assist you and others in finding it. The tag should have at least the pet’s name and the number where you can be reached.
A lot of cat owners have a hard time keeping their cats off the counter. Cats like to climb on things and a counter can look very inviting. One way to nip this problem in the bud is to give your cat a dedicated perch of their own as an alternative to using your space. If you don’t want your cats to jump on your counters, you can put a cat condo in or around the kitchen.
Don’t let your cat’s days pass without stimulation and excitement! Cats should have a lot of exercise and playtime. Too many cat owners forget this simple fact. If your cat is bored, it might develop a depression, obsessive compulsive behaviors or ruin some of your furniture. Spend time playing with them, and go through a variety of toys to find ones they like and will play with while you’re busy, too. Indoor cats will appreciate having a structure they can climb on or a dedicated scratching post.
Your cat needs lots of affection and love. Cats give us a lot of love, and they deserve to be loved back. Cats are social animals and will thrive when they are included in daily activities and life. A cat can feel that he is a valuable, cherished part of their household.
It should now be possible for you to come out of your house and fight any stray cats that are trying to invade your yard. They can cause damage to your yard or attack your pets. Obviously, cats are animals too, so they should still be handled carefully. When you discover the perfect cat to join your family, you had best be ready for it!