A cat’s purr is a beautiful sound. This can relax you as well as the cat. To keep it up, make sure you take care of the cat. If you want to encourage that peaceful purring in your home, read here about some ways to foster good health and happiness in your feline companion.

It’s not easy convincing your pet that the kitchen counter is a no-cats zone. Cats love being up high so that they can see. It helps to provide your cat with certain high spaces where it is allowed. If you place a cat tower around the kitchen area, they may be less likely to lay on your counters.

TIP! Local rescue organizations are a great place to look for a new pet cat. Many shelters have more cats than they can handle and the fees associated with adoption take care of vet visits.

Think about getting a microchip for your feline friend. Even an indoor cat may find a way out of your home. Collars or tags can identify your cat, but cats can wiggle out of those, and they are also at risk of getting hung up on something. A teeny microchip can hold your contact information. Most organizations that deal with animal care can scan your cat for microchips, and because they are implanted, they won’t get lost.

Do not allow your cat to stay bored all of the time. It is necessary for them to play and get exercise. But, too many cat owners fail to realize this. Bored cats can become depressed and inactive, causing harm to their well-being. Give them toys and things to do. If they’re an indoor cat, get them an object to climb on or a scratching post.

Chances are, your feline spends many hours grooming himself. If the cat has longer hair, it can be the cause of hairballs. There is a special food on the market that does help out with hairball issues. Certain cat foods are made just for decreasing hairballs, benefiting both your cat and yourself.

TIP! Prevent your cat from chewing on electrical cords by spraying bitter apple on them. Keep your cords covered if you feel like your cat is hellbent on chewing them.

Try and figure out why kitty is meowing. If you stay around a cat for a period of time you will figure out what their verbal cues mean. Possibilities include that she is hungry or wants to be let outside. Getting to know your cats cues will help you to interpret her meows.

Is there a dog in your home, as well as a cat? That dog will really love stalking (and eating) that cat food. Try locating your cat’s food in an area where the dog cannot go. This will help prevent any fights that may occur between your animals.

Cats that are happy and content often purr, which is a good sign that it’s important to take care of them well. Use the advice that you have just read to keep your cat happy and healthy. Try out the tips you have read to find your cat purring more often.