Cats are downright mysterious by their nature. They act like they don’t need you; however, they enjoy being around you. This may seem confusing at times, but a purring cat sitting on your lap is one of the best things you can experience. Ahead is some great advice to bring you more joy from your cat.

Keep your older cat comfortable by placing a heated tile underneath its bed. 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. Wrap it in an old towel and put it under your cat’s bed or blanket. When the tile cools down, change it out for a fresh, warm one.

TIP! If you want to have the love of a cat, get one from a shelter. Many shelters are overcrowded with lovable and adoptable cats.

You should not use products designed for other animals. Cats will have a reaction that’s negative towards a product made for dogs. This happens a lot with flea products. When used on your cat, flea products for dogs can be lethal. If you own a dog, and they’ve been given a flea treatment, you should separate them from your cat for a few hours.

It’s not easy to keep cats off counters. Cats enjoy heights, as they can monitor events from their perch. Therefore, you should create high areas for resting. Keep your cats off the kitchen counter by placing their towers near the kitchen or even in it.

Microchip your cat. Even indoor cats can decide to run away at a moment’s notice, escaping through an open window. Tags and collars are great, but if a cat escapes them, there’s no guaranteeing they’ll make it home safe and sound. Your name and the best way to contact you can be encoded on the chip, which is tiny. All shelters and vets have scanners to ensure your cat gets home safely.

TIP! An outdoor cat must always wear a tag on its collar. Cats enjoy traveling far away, so a tag can help your cat get back home when lost.

Cats are really hard to decipher, but they are definitely loyal pets. Use the advice you have just read to give your cat the care it deserves. A cat is a companion that anyone can enjoy, and taking good care of them is a fine way to repay them for how much they enrich your life.