Cats can be finicky. Their moods and actions can be quite a mystery. Use the tips in this article to better take care of your cat. These tips will keep your cat both happy and healthy.
Put a heated tile beneath the bed of an older cat. Just get a tile and heat it up in the oven for a while to place under the cat’s bed. Keep the temperature of the oven at 200 degrees. Place it in an older towel and place it underneath of the feline’s bed. Replace it every three hours or so.
When your female cat is old enough, you should have her spayed. This is true even if you think your cat is indoors only. One escape can lead to a lot of small kittens around! If you want to prevent this, spay your cat.
Cats can use their claws to destroy furniture and other parts of the house. If you want to prevent or stop your cat from scratching up your furniture, the best thing to do is buy a scratching post or kitty tower for them to climb in. Teach them to scratch on it instead of your belongings. It may take some time and some corrections, but it can usually eliminate the problem.
It can be tricky to keep a cat off the kitchen counters. If your cat is high, he can see everything that is going on. 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. One way to keep your cats from continuously jumping on the counter is to install a cat tower near the problem counter.
Get a microchip for your cat. Even indoor cats get out sometimes. Cats can get out of a collar or, worse, have that collar choke them to death. A microchip is tiny, similar in size to a single rice grain and capable of holding plenty of information. Every shelter and most veterinarian offices have microchip scanners that can read the chips, and best of all, they chips can’t be lost.
Even if you’re not able to make your cat happy, you can still be a great cat owner with these tips. Use the things you have learned here so that you’re able to meet your cat’s needs. Who knows? He may even start liking you. It’s possible but not a given.