Cats are naturally curious. As independent as your cat may seem, he or she probably enjoys your company. They can be difficult to understand at times, but nothing compares to a cat purring. This advice will be of assistance for you and your cat.

If your cat is female, you need to get it spayed at the proper age. Even if she spends her time indoors, it is possible for her to escape while in heat, causing an unwanted pregnancy. Getting your cat spayed is the best in regards to prevention.

TIP! Heated tiles are great to put under a cat bed, especially for the comfort of aging felines. Heat a fabric covered heating pad in the microwave for a couple of minutes, making sure that is not too hot to the touch.

Keeping your cats away from the counters can be hard. One thing they like about it is they enjoy being high up. Give them an alternative. If you don’t want your cats to jump on your counters, you can put a cat condo in or around the kitchen.

You can also consider outfitting your cat with a chip so you can monitor its whereabouts. You never know when your cat could get away from you. Tags and collars are great, but if a cat escapes them, there’s no guaranteeing they’ll make it home safe and sound. Your important information can all fit nicely on a rice grain sized microchip. 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.

Do not allow your cat to stay bored all of the time. It is necessary for them to play and get exercise. Unfortunately there are too many cat owners who don’t properly exercise their cats. A bored cat runs the risk of developing depression and obsessive compulsive disorders that may harm them or something in your home. Give them exercise space and a lot of toys. An indoor cat needs a good scratching post.

TIP! A tagged collar is essential if you let your cat outside regularly. This way, if your cat gets lost and is found by a stranger, that person will know how to contact you.

The litter box for your cat needs to be kept in a good place. Don’t put it where the cat can’t reach it or near their food. The area should also be well ventilated so that it doesn’t smell too badly. Your cat and you will appreciate it.

Avoid letting your cat go outdoors. This can compromise your cat’s safety. Your cat may get fleas or something even worse than that. Other animals, cars and people can hurt your cat. If you think your pet needs to go outside, think about enclosing a back patio with metal mesh or some type of heavy screen to keep your cat inside, yet allow them to experience the outdoors.

Cats are simple to decipher, but they can be loyal to you if you allow them. Use the tips you just read to care for your cat. By properly caring for your cat, you can help ensure that he is a happy cat.