Cats have lots of mental awareness, tactile agility, and physical power compared to other domesticated animals. A new pet could be a great addition to your household but keep in mind that a cat is also a responsibility. Living indoors with cats is a different thing completely. Such intelligent, quick animals can be stubborn and need special techniques.
If you have an old cat, you can help make its bed more comfortable by placing heated tiles underneath it. Just heat a one-foot square terra cotta tile in your oven at about 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Keep this underneath your cat’s resting space for extra warmth. Replace it every three hours or so. Take your cat to the vet every year. Your cat needs to get a checkup about once every year, or more if there are issues that come up. 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 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. If you want to let your cat outside, think again. Being outside all the time is not safe for a cat. Your cat may pick up some fleas, or worse. They can get in a fight or be hit by a car. If the cat must go outside, set aside a small part of the backyard or front lawn as a place where they can go.
Cats enjoy high places. Make sure your cat has a safe place to play. You should install a cat tree or allow your cat to climb on some shelves. You can also add a small bed or blanket at the top. Give your cat a good brushing regularly. It really helps move natural oils around the cat’s fur, and it improves blood flow. It can help decrease the amount of loose hair as well. This prevents hairballs, which can cause choking, and builds up in the cat’s stomach from self grooming.
If you read these tips, you can control your cat no problem. They will soon figure out what they need to avoid and where they can have a free reign. Although cats cannot be trained quite as easily as dogs, the majority of cats can be trained to be well-behaved pets.