Cats are naturally curious. Although they tend to want their own space, at times they don’t mind being close to you. They confuse and even infuriate you at times; however, there are other times that you just love them to death. Read on to find out what makes them tick.

A cat’s claws can cause lots of damage to your home. If you have a cat that is wreaking havoc, buy a scratching post. This can encourage cats to scratch something other than things that are off-limits. Sooner or later, they’ll love to use it.

TIP! Deter your cat from chewing on inappropriate things by using bitter apple. If your cat plays with cords, put them up and out of the way, or you can hide them in old paper towel rolls.

Most cats tend towards nocturnal behavior. This means that they will usually be quite active at night. If your kittens are keeping you awake into the middle of the night, close the door to your bedroom. You can keep them from bothering you at night and getting your feet while you’re under covers.

Crystals form in urine from male cats. This can be prevented with good food choices. It can be painful to pass these crystals and your vet bill will be priced accordingly. Choose a cat food low in magnesium. Read the label. Products including fish have a higher magnesium content then poultry based products.

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TIP! It’s not easy convincing your pet that the kitchen counter is a no-cats zone. They love to be able to look around from up high.

Find cat medicine online if you want to get discounts. Naturally, some stuff won’t be available online. If you are buying cat medicine often, you can usually save up to 50% online.

Reconsider having an outdoor cat. Going outdoors isn’t very safe for a domesticated cat. The cat can get fleas or something much worse. Your cat might be injured by people, other animals and even vehicles on the road. If you allow your cat outside, make sure you live in a reasonably safe area.

Train your cat to tolerate a pet carrier. Cats are not as responsive to punishment as dogs are. They are much better with encouragement. Put their favorite toy and blanket in a carrier. Leave it somewhere they always go to. After some time, your cat will respond better to the carrier. In the future, your cat will not get scared when you put him in the carrier.

TIP! Male felines tend to have a build-up of crystals that present in the urine, so you need to avoid this with proper nutrition. These are very painful and expensive to treat.

If your cat suddenly stops using the litter box, you should take him to the vet. For instance, it may be a sign the cat has a problem with its urinary tract. It could be the sign of other issues as well. Affordable antibiotics can solve concerns that may otherwise be quite serious.

Cats are very interesting creatures and you could spend the rest of your life trying to figure them out. Make your cat’s life, and yours, easier by following these tips. Anyone can benefit from having a cat and when properly cared for, a cat can be someone’s best friend.