Cats are interesting, unique and make for a family member to share your home with. They are independent, so they do not require you to supervise them 24/7. You can improve the quality and quantity of your cat’s years by following the guidelines below.

Cats love to squeeze into tiny spots. Cats that wear collars are at risk should they become stuck somewhere cramped. Breakaway collars are designed to release in these situations. That’ll keep kitty safe.

TIP! Make sure your cat is always well groomed. Remember to brush your cat’s fur and comb it regularly.

You should take your cat to the vet on a regular basis to maintain optimum health. They need a routine check-up every year, maybe more of important shots are necessary. If you notice that your cat appears to be experiencing some sort of illness or injury, do not delay a trip to the vet.

Electrical Cords

Spritz a little bitter apple on electrical cords to protect your cats. You can also cover your cords under a rug or tape them to walls. Tuck loose cords into old toilet paper or paper towel rolls. Any electrical cords that are really thin (and very tempting) should really be hidden whenever possible.

TIP! You can make your old cat feel better thanks to a hot tile placed under its bed. Put a square foot of terra cotta tile into your oven heated to 200 degrees.

Microchips are an increasingly popular form of pet protection. Even indoor cats can decide to run away at a moment’s notice, escaping through an open window. Cats can get out of a collar or, worse, have that collar choke them to death. Microchips are tiny and contain all your contact information. Nearly every vet and shelter owns a scanner which can read a microchip, and since they’re implanted, there isn’t a risk of the chip falling out or getting lost.

Cover the area around your cat’s bowl with a cloth. Cats like to make a mess when they eat. This can result in you having to clean up food outside its bowl if you don’t use a tablecloth. 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.

Try to figure out why your cat makes meowing sounds. After you have coexisted with a pet cat for a long while, you are sure to figure out its meowing patterns. She will let you know when her demands are for food or when you need to let her out. When you understand what each type of behavior indicates, you can improve your relationship.

TIP! Be cautious about using canine products on your feline friend. If you try to use products meant for dogs, it can make your cat sick, or even kill him.

There are so many reasons why people love to keep cats as pets. When you’re well educated, your cat will be happy. You should use the tips you read in this article to look after your beloved new cat. This way, you and kitty will enjoy a very special bond.