A cat is a very intelligent, quick, and agile animal. They are certainly a very common pet, and you are likely to see many cats in cities, towns, and the countryside. It is very difficult if you want to live outdoors with cats. Cats can be stubborn and sometimes require more sophisticated tactics to manage them.
Cats like sneaking into small spaces. If your cat gets caught on something wearing a traditional collar they could end up hurting their neck trying to break free. Breakaway collars are made to come off if tugged on vigorously. That’ll keep kitty safe.
You can make your old cat feel better thanks to a hot tile placed under its bed. Use a 12″ terra cotta tile and heat it by putting it in a 200ÂºF oven for 20 minutes. Wrap it tightly in a towel and place it under the cat bed. Replace it every three hours or so.
Be especially mindful of your cat’s ears when you take them on a trip. You may love belting out your favorite tunes as you drive on the freeway, but your cat probably enjoys softer sounds. Keep your music off, and talk to your cat instead.
Cover the area around your cat’s bowl with a cloth. A lot of time cats will take their food from their bowls to eat it on the food bowl’s side. This makes quite a mess. It’s easier to clean up this food by purchasing a placement and inserting it under your cat’s food bowl, or you could simply cut some fabric and make it into a tablecloth so you can easily pick up the food and throw it away.
Do you own both a dog and a cat? Dogs won’t hesitate to eat food from your cat’s bowl. If you’re having a problem with this, make your cat’s eating area high enough that your dog cannot reach. This will also prevent squabbles between them.
Be cautious when leaving a kitten with children. This is especially true if your child is less than five years old. Little children do not have the necessary skills yet to handle a pet by themselves. Once the child is older and more mature, decide if they are ready for the responsibility of handling animals.
Don’t think that you can teach a cat to use its litter box. Cats instinctively understand what to do and teaching is not required. Many people believe that taking your cat to the box and rubbing their paws in the litter is a good idea, but it may actually traumatize them.
Keep old, worn scratching posts. To your cat the post is just right. Tossing it and getting a new one may cause your cat to find something old to scratch like your furniture.
Eventually, you’ll get the hang of outsmarting your cat. Before long, your cat will be behaving like an angel. While cat’s are harder to train than dogs, they are generally more well-mannered by nature.