Popular poet T.S. He said that cats were designed in a way that a home depends on them, and that is a true statement in a way. A cat that is healthy and well-behaved can be great for any household. Cats are quirky though. Below, you’ll find suggestions that will help you and your cat live together in peace.

Part of caring for your cat is taking it to regular veterinarian checkups. They should go in for a routine check-up at least once a year, possibly more if they need important shots. Cats need to see a vet right away if they have health issues, injuries or conditions that require immediate attention.

TIP! Don’t use items on a cat that are meant for a dog. Cats are known to have severe negative reactions when exposed to products designed for dogs.

Spraying the electrical cords in your home with a bitter apple solution helps keep the cats from chewing on them. If this does not work, make sure you cover the cords. Any loose cords should be bundled up and placed in things like paper towel rolls. Put away electronics that have tempting, thin cords when you’re not using them.

Think about having a microchip inserted in your cat. Even an indoor cat could someday jump through an open window. Tags and collars are great, but they don’t always stay on your cat. They can also be a risk, should they get snagged on something. Microchips are very small, approximately as large as a single grain of rice. Although they are small, they can hold your entire contact information. The majority of veterinarians possess scanners that can read your chips. Because these chips are placed underneath your cat’s skin, they won’t get lost.

Cats spend a ton of time grooming themselves. If your cat has hair that’s long it could get hairballs. There are special foods you can give to your cat to reduce this problem. There are foods on the market for cats that specifically deal with the hairball problems and are good for the cat.

TIP! Deter your cat from chewing on inappropriate things by using bitter apple. Cats who love to chew need to be kept away from cords.

Try to figure out the cause if you find your cat meowing excessively. After living with your cat for long, it’s easier to interpret its meows. They may want outside or may be hungry. Listen to what’s she’s trying to tell you, and you’ll begin to understand her cues.

Consider all the options before you let your cat be an outdoors cat. Going outdoors isn’t very safe for a domesticated cat. Your cat could get parasites, or worse. It can also be potentially hurt by cars, people or other animals. If you need to let your cat out of the house, be sure it’s in a safe place.

Understand that cats enjoy being elevated. For a truly happy cat, provide a safe place for your cat to survey his surroundings. You should install a cat tree or allow your cat to climb on some shelves. Make it extra comfortable by adding a blanket or cushion.

TIP! A cat’s claws can do significant damage to your home and belongings. A kitty tower can really save your furniture.

Owning a cat can be hard at times, but it is worth it. Whether your cat jumps around the house or prefers to lie around sleeping all day, this tips will help you improve the relationship between you and your feline friend. Those meows will be replaced with purrs in short order.