Felines are a lot of fun, so much fun that you can really lose track of the day playing with them. You should also provide them with entertainment like a new activity, game, or toy. A cat is a reliable, always-available source of amusement and love. Take care to follow these guidelines for a better time with your cat.

Cats will try to get into many different crevices. If they have to wear a collar then there may be a risk because your cat could end up getting stuck. A breakaway style collar will literally “break away” if pulled too tight. This could save your cat’s life!

TIP! Take your cat in for regular vet exams. Cats need vaccinations to keep them healthy, and your vet can keep an eye out for any other health issues.

Put a heated tile beneath the bed of an older cat. Just get a tile and heat it up in the oven for a while to place under the cat’s bed. Keep the temperature of the oven at 200 degrees. Put it inside a cloth and place underneath your feline’s blanket or bed. If necessary, you can change out the tile after a few hours to provide continued warmth.

If your cat is a female, it needs to be spayed when it reaches the appropriate age. Even if your cat is an indoor cat, if she escapes while she is in heat you might end up with a lot of kittens on your hands. Getting your cat spayed is a great way to stop this from going on.

Electrical Cords

TIP! Cats will try to get into many different crevices. A collar can be a dangerous thing to wear in such a place.

Spray bitter apple on electrical cords to keep cats away from them. If this does not work, make sure you cover the cords. The tube from a used-up roll of paper towels makes an excellent shield for loose cords. Any electrical cords that are really thin (and very tempting) should really be hidden whenever possible.

Microchip your cat. Even cats who live completely indoors may someday decide to bolt out the door or escape out of a window. Collars and tags can help get your cat home, however cats are experts at wiggling out of these, not to mention the risk they pose if they were to get snagged on a bush or tree branch. Your important information can all fit nicely on a rice grain sized microchip. Every shelter and most veterinarian offices have microchip scanners that can read the chips, and best of all, they chips can’t be lost.

Are you now better informed as to how you can enjoy time with your cat? The techniques provided here will bring much joy to life with your cat. A healthy, active cat will most often live longer and be happier.