Cats are creatures that love fun and can help you lose track of your time if they play games with you. Cats love new cat toys and fun little games, so think about them when you are out shopping. That doesn’t mean shelling out for expensive toys, either. Keep these tips in mind as you care for your cat in the best way possible.

It can be hard to make your cat stay off the counter. Cats instinctively want to be at a high vantage point so they can survey their surroundings. One way to combat this behavior is to proved your cat with an elevated place it is okay to climb on. The use of a cat tower within your kitchen or close by can help make the cats stay off the counter.

TIP! Keep your drapery cords out of the reach of your cat. Don’t let the cat play with them since they can jump into them or play with them and get them around their neck if they have loops.

Remember that very young children can be a bit too rough with a cat or new kitten. It is important that you teach children how to properly interact with a new cat. Children need to know how to hold a cat and what sorts of play a cat likes. Cats have weaker bones than dogs and need more gentle treatment.

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. This creates extra work since you must then clean up the leftover loose food. A simpler way to do this is by getting a place-mat and placing it under their bowl. You can also cut some fabric to make a tablecloth that can be lifted, washed, or shaken over a trash can.

Do your best to determine why your cat is meowing. The more time you spend with your cat, the better you’ll understand what its meows mean. Your cat might need food or might want to go out. Listen to what’s she’s trying to tell you, and you’ll begin to understand her cues.

TIP! Cats love to squeeze into tiny spaces. If they are wearing a collar this can pose a safety risk, in the event that your cat gets stuck.

Do you own a dog and cat? Understand that dogs will usually eat cat’s food if they can. Because of this, you should keep your cat’s food in a high spot that your dog won’t be able to reach. This can also prevent unnecessary arguments between your pets over the water supply, once the food has been consumed.

Seek the advice of others if you have a cat that’s giving you problems. You can often get great advice from friends and family. The Internet has many cat forums where you can ask your questions, or simply speak with your vet.

You and your cat are on your way to happy and healthy lives. Not every cat will like every one of these tips, but they tend to be popular among the majority of feline voters. Playing with your cat will help them to not only have fun, but will give them the exercise that they need.