The companionship between cats and humans traces back for centuries. They’ve been the focus of books, TV shows and even theater plays. Cats are the boss, after all. Read on to get some input on how to establish yourself as the one in command of your household. You may even pick up a few other essential tips as well.

Drape cords should be kept distant from cats. 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. This may harm or kill them. Make sure drapery cords are kept back to avoid this.

TIP! Make sure you don’t allow your cat to be around drape cords. Keep the cat away from these cords as they tend to form loops when the cat is playing around, and it could accidentally go around their neck and strangle them.

If you plan on getting a cat for a pet, try looking into a local shelter. There are tons of loving cats there, and the fees often cover the needed vet care. Adopting your cat through a shelter means you are helping to control the cat population and saving a life at the same time.

Cats can get into even the tiniest of spaces. Collars can be a safety risk if your kitty gets stuck. A breakaway collar let’s go if pulled on tightly. This can help to save a couple of your cat’s nine lives.

A heated tile for underneath your cat’s bed can provide real comfort. 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 an old towel, then place it beneath the cat’s bed. When the tile cools down, change it out for a fresh, warm one.

Electrical Cords

Spray bitter apple on electrical cords to keep cats away from them. Keep your cords covered if you feel like your cat is hellbent on chewing them. If you have any loose cords around your home, try stuffing them into a used paper towel roll. If you have electrical cords laying out that are not being used, put them away as cats can play with them and then move on to live electrical cords.

Do not allow your cat to stay bored all of the time. Cats require physical activity. Sadly, this can be easily overlooked. Bored cats will quickly wreck your home or become obese. Spend time playing with them, and go through a variety of toys to find ones they like and will play with while you’re busy, too. If they’re inside kitties, get them a post or something else that they can scratch and climb.

TIP! Prevent your cat from chewing on electrical cords by spraying bitter apple on them. Cords should be covered, especially if your cat tends to chew on them.

Your pet may think it’s the boss of you, or even the boss of the entire world. Apply the knowledge you have learned here in order to set proper boundaries and put your cat in its proper place. By establishing the ground rules, you can relax and enjoy the benefits of owning a lovable cat.