Beautiful movements, intelligence and many different noises. These are the rewards of cat ownership. Don’t be fooled, cats may be cute but they do come with their fair share of problems. The tips below will lead to a happy cat. So read on to discover them!

Keep your older cat comfortable by placing a heated tile underneath its bed. Simply heat a single foot cotta tile at 200 degrees between 15 and 20 minutes. Place it in an older towel and place it underneath of the feline’s bed. If possible, re-heat several times throughout the night.

TIP! Cats will try to get into many different crevices. If your cat wears a collar they might get hurt, and stuck.

Don’t use items on a cat that are meant for a dog. Cats don’t like dog products. This definitely applies to flea products. Flea treatments made for a dog can be fatal to a cat. If you own a dog, and they’ve been given a flea treatment, you should separate them from your cat for a few hours.

A microchip will allow you to find your pet if it is lost. 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. Most organizations that deal with animal care can scan your cat for microchips, and because they are implanted, they won’t get lost.

Litter Box

TIP! To safely help an old cat feel comfortable, place a heated tile under its bed. Bake a one-foot tile made from terra cotta in the oven at 200 degrees F for around 15 to 20 minutes.

The litter box for your cat needs to be in a good location. Keep the litter from the cat food, and avoid placing it in a busy area. In addition, you should ensure you place the litter box in a well-ventilated area to minimize the smell. Both your cat and you will appreciate this.

Never reprimand your cat for missing the litter box. Often, this happens when the litter box is dirty. If you punish your cat for this, it will fear you later in the future.

Make sure your cat has identification and a collar all the time. This is crucial even if the cat lives inside. The lure of an open door or window is very attractive to your curious cat. Make sure the collars have tags with your contact information and your veterinarian’s information as well. This is also important if your cat has special medical needs.

TIP! If you own a female cat, you should have her spayed when she is old enough. It does not matter if you an indoor cat; if she gets out when in heat, you can end up with many kittens.

Take a cat who pees all over the house to the vet. This behavior may be indicative of an infection of the urinary tract or some other issue. Some cheap antibiotics can resolve potential risks for your cat.

You should use the different tips you just read. You’ll be a better person for it. When your cat is properly cared for, it will be happier and you will be able to enjoy each other’s company much more. Put these tips to use and enjoy the results.