Cats

A lot of people think that cats are not as affectionate as dogs, but that is simply not true. Your cat can be a wonderful friend to you, and any cat owner knows that. You just need to know how to properly care for this wonderful animal. Here are some effective ways to care for your cat.

Keep your cat occupied by making your own dangly toys. Using soft cotton rope, cut a length of about two feet. Tie a knot at one end. Tie another knot about three inches from the opposite end. Unravel the rope below this knot. Attach the rope to the back of a kitchen chair for your cat to play.

Attend cat shows for tips about your cat. A cat show only costs a few dollars to attend. But when you attend one, you see vendors selling cat items, and show pet owners that give their cats the best of everything. You can get ideas for best brands to feed your cat, as well as ideas for grooming and caring for your cat.

Protect your cat from strangling by making sure the cords of curtains and blinds are secured and out of reach. When you make or purchase a dangly toy for your cat, be sure to supervise during play. Put the toy away if you will not be around to watch.

If you notice that your cat is not using the litter box as much as usual, you should go and take them to a vet right away. There are several health problems that can cause the cat to stop using the box. These issues include bladder problems, constipation and diarrhea.

Always make sure that your cat has on identification tags and a collar. This is essential even for indoor cats. Cats are endlessly curious and may head out an open door or window. Include your contact number along with the name of your veterinarian. This is particularly important if you have a cat with medical needs.

Attend cat shows for tips about your cat. A cat show only costs a few dollars to attend. But when you attend one, you see vendors selling cat items, and show pet owners that give their cats the best of everything. You can get ideas for best brands to feed your cat, as well as ideas for grooming and caring for your cat.

Be especially mindful of your cat’s ears when you take them on a trip. You may love loud music, bit it might be bothering your cat. Reduce the volume of the music and keep the windows up; let your cat rest!

As soon as you adopt your cat, fit him with identification tags attached to a collar. Even an indoor pet should have this. Even the tamest indoors cat can be tempted by the possibilities presented by an open door or window. The tag your cat wears should display your number and your veterinarian’s information. This is very important if your pet is likely to get lost or has some medical needs.