Famous poet T.S Elliot. T.S. Eliot once called cats a crucial element to a home, and this statement rings true today. A cat enhances any household. The downside to cats, however, is they can be hard to deal with. The following advice will help you get along better with your cat.

Check your local animal shelter if you have plans to get a cat. There are so many great cats at shelters. The fee you will have to pay typically includes vet care. Rescuing a cat can end up making a big difference in both of your lives.

TIP! A tablecloth should be made for your cats. Certain cats prefer removing their food from their bowl and putting it on the side to eat it.

Be sure you have a vet that your cat sees regularly so it stays healthy. Your cat should always go to the vet for a check up, especially if they need shots. If your cat has any health issues or injuries, you should try and have them seen right away.

Some cats like to scratch up floors and furniture. A kitty tower can really save your furniture. When your cat scratches inappropriately, redirect him to the scratching post. Eventually it will cause you less of a headache.

Litter Box

TIP! You must take caution when leaving your cat with any children. Up until your child is five, children shouldn’t be alone with your pet.

The litter box for your cat needs to be positioned in the right place. The litter box should not be kept in an area with a lot of traffic. In addition, it does not need to be near the cat’s food. Choose an area that is well-ventilated to avoid bad smells. Your kitty will thank you.

Be attentive to your cat and give them your love and company, often. They want warm companionship since that’s what they provide to you. Like people, cats like to socialize and need to feel like they’re an essential part of your life. Your cat wants to be as much a member of the family as anyone else.

Owning a cat can be difficult, but it can also be really rewarding. The advice above can be beneficial to the owner of a lazy cat, the owner of a hyperactive cat, or the owner of something in between. You’ll hear less meowing and more purring then.