Cats have lots of mental awareness, tactile agility, and physical power compared to other domesticated animals. They are also very common household members across the world, and can be found in houses and on the busy streets of almost every major city. It may be difficult to live with a cat for the first time. These smart and feisty creatures can be hardheaded and often require advanced care.
Shop at your local pet shelter for your next cat. Shelters are overflowing with wonderful cats, and the adoption fee usually covers essential vet care. By choosing a cat from an animal shelter, you can do your part to help with overpopulation. Also, you become a lifesaver!
Keep your cat properly groomed. Brush your cat’s fur often to help it be shiny and healthy. If yu do this quite often, it will help them stay clean. Doing this will also help alleviate hairballs and excessive shedding. Grooming a cat properly will improve the appearance of your home and cat.
Take your cat to the vet every year. They need a check-up and possibly vaccinations. If there are obvious issues with your cat, it needs to see the vet immediately. Don’t wait!
Create a tablecloth just for your cat. Cats often take food from their bowls to eat on the side. This can result in a mess that needs to be cleaned up. An easier way to do that is to either buy a placemat and put it underneath the cat bowl, or to cut a bit of fabric to use as a tablecloth that you can pick up and wash or shake over the garbage can.
Cats have a love affair with heights. For a truly happy cat, provide a safe place for your cat to survey his surroundings. You should install a cat tree or allow your cat to climb on some shelves. You could even place a small bed or blanket on the shelf to make your cat feel more comfortable.
Eventually, you’ll get the hang of outsmarting your cat. They will soon figure out what they need to avoid and where they can have a free reign. Although training a cat is typically more difficult that training a dog, most cats end up trained and well mannered.