Humans and cats have been beloved companions for many centuries. Talk to any cat owner, and they will be glad to explain why these animals make such great pets. It’s not surprise, because cats think they are the boss. This article will help your cat live a happier life.

Check out your local shelter if you are thinking about getting a cat. Many shelters have more cats than they can handle and the fees associated with adoption take care of vet visits. When a cat is adopted from an animal shelter it saves its life and it helps control the cat population.

TIP! If you have an old cat, you can help make its bed more comfortable by placing heated tiles underneath it. You should heat a terra cotta tile with your oven, at about 200 degrees, for around fifteen minutes.

Put a heated tile beneath the bed of an older cat. You can heat a terracotta tile in the oven at 200 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. Wrap this in a towel that’s old and then place it under the bed the cat sleeps on. When the tile cools down, change it out for a fresh, warm one.

If your cat is a female, it needs to be spayed when it reaches the appropriate age. Even if she stays inside all the time, she could get out when in heat and end up pregnant. Spaying a cat can prevent this.

Don’t give a cat a dog’s product. If you try to use products meant for dogs, it can make your cat sick, or even kill him. Flea products are a great example of this. Canine flea medications are strong and often made from a different formula than the feline version. They can cause death in cats. After your dog receives a flea treatment, keep your cat away for at least a few hours.

Electrical Cords

Keep your cat from having a shocking experience by spraying electrical cords with bitter apple. If they like to chew on cords, try covering them as much as you can. An inexpensive way to hide electrical cords is to thread them through used paper towel rolls. Any electrical cords that are really thin (and very tempting) should really be hidden whenever possible.

Cats tend to think that they are the ruler of everything. These tips might help your cat figure out who the real boss is. By establishing the ground rules, you can relax and enjoy the benefits of owning a lovable cat.