Famed poet T.S. Eliot called cats creatures that households depend upon, and that is somewhat true. A cat enhances any household. Unfortunately, cats aren’t the easiest pets to live with. Keep reading for some valuable tips on cat care.

Your cat will want to climb into small spaces. A collar can be a dangerous thing to wear in such a place. A breakaway style collar will literally “break away” if pulled too tight. This will help you save your cat’s life.

TIP! Make sure your cat is always groomed. Cats have to be brushed or combed on a regular basis.

Don’t use items on a cat that are meant for a dog. Some can be quite dangerous, and even deadly, when used on a cat. Be very careful with the flea products you use. Flea products that are intended for a dog can kill a cat. If your dog has been treated for fleas, keep him away from your cat for at least three hours.

You should get your cat a tagged collar, even if it is not legally required. Cats enjoy traveling far away, so a tag can help your cat get back home when lost. The tag should contain the pet’s name, your phone number and your name as well.

It’s important that you don’t forget your cat and allow them to become bored too easily. Although you may believe that cats just lie around, this isn’t the case. They need their exercise. Sometimes, cat owners don’t realize this. Bored cats will quickly wreck your home or become obese. Give them plenty of room to exercise and a wide selections of toys. If they’re an indoor cat, get them an object to climb on or a scratching post.

TIP! If a cat is outdoors frequently, they need a collar that has a tag. A lost cat is much easier to locate if they are properly tagged.

Being the owner of a cat isn’t always the easiest thing to be, but it is very rewarding. The advice above can be beneficial to the owner of a lazy cat, the owner of a hyperactive cat, or the owner of something in between. You’ll better your relationship in no time.