Cats are very smart, loving and fun animals but they require some attention. You can find a cat in pretty much every city and in many homes. Learning to live in a home with these intriguing animals can sometimes be a challenge. Cats can be stubborn and sometimes require more sophisticated tactics to manage them.
To help prevent tapeworm infestation in cats, feed a small amount of food grade diatomaceous earth for two weeks out of each month. About a quarter of a teaspoon per cat per day is adequate. Food grade diatomaceous earth kills internal parasites and causes them to be expelled from the system.
Older cats will appreciate a heated bed; you can use a heated tile to create one! pets space
-foot tile made from terra cotta in the oven at 200 degrees F for around 15 to 20 minutes. Keep this underneath your cat's resting space for extra warmth. Change every few hours if you like.
Make a free toy for your cat by placing a little dry rice or a few dry beans inside an empty pill bottle. Close the lid and roll the rattly toy across the floor. Most cats can't resist the sound and motion. You can also tie a length of twine around the neck of the bottle to make a pull toy or a dangly toy.
Get a pet water fountain. Cats can be prone to dehydration, and running water entices them to drink. It is an evolutionary habit that developed because in the wild, running water is less likely to be contaminated than a stagnant pool. Your pet will enjoy the water more, and will drink more often.
If your cat is misbehaving, you can influence its behavior in a safe and humane way by using water. Fill a small squirt gun or a spray water bottle with plain water. Give your cat a few light squirts of water when you catch it misbehaving and it will soon learn to stop doing the unwanted behavior.
Check your cat for ticks and fleas every week. If your cat does have fleas, there is a good chance that you also have fleas in your home. You might need some flea bombs or premise-control sprays, along with treating the cat, to get rid of the issue. If you don't know what products to use for controlling ticks and fleas, talk to your vet for some safe options.
Keeping your cat off of the counter can be difficult. Cats naturally love heights so they can easily see everyone and everything. 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. Placing a cat tower near the kitchen will help the cats to not lay on the counter.
Consider those expensive cat litter boxes. There are cat litter boxes now that allow you to have minimal interaction with them. This can be great for anyone who is tired of cleaning a litter box. But be careful, as they may not work as easily as they claim to. If you can, make sure there is a return policy and don't lose the receipt. You may find you prefer the old-fashioned style!
Handle your kitten often. The longer your cat is handled as a kitten, the more readily they will accept being handled when they are grown, especially around their paws. This is important as all cats will have to visit the vet occasionally, and this process is much easier and less stressful if the cat is accustomed to being handled. It will also make grooming and nail trimming much easier.
Why is your cat meowing? After you have coexisted with a pet cat for a long while, you are sure to figure out its meowing patterns. Maybe she wants to go out, or maybe she wants to eat. Understand your cat's preferences, and you'll be that much better off.
Now that you've read this advice, you should better be able to outsmart your feline companion. You'll teach them where they should go and what areas they should avoid in no time. Although cats are tougher to train then dogs, they can still turn into well behaved animals that respect their owners.