Cats have interesting personalities. They might appear to be independent, but they really do enjoy your company. They can be difficult to understand at times, but nothing compares to a cat purring. This advice will assist you in properly caring for your cat.

Drape Cords

TIP! Keep drape cords away from cats. These can cause your cat to choke if they get a hold of it.

Don’t let your cats play with drape cords. Never let your cats play with drape cords, as they could seriously injure themselves. This could hurt or kill them. Pin and hide drape cords to avoid this.

When considering a new pet, make sure you visit the area shelter first. Shelters always have plenty of cats available and adoption fees are usually very affordable. Adopting from a pet shelter benefits the cat population.

Keep your cat active and entertained to avoid boredom. Cats need play and exercise like other pets. Too many cat owners forget this simple fact. A bored cat may fall victim to depression, compulsive disorders or issued that can be harmful to their health. Give them toys and things to do. Provide them with an indoor climbing area or scratching post.

TIP! Regular vet checkups for your cat are very important. Understand that cats require vaccinations in order to stay healthy, and the veterinarian needs to regularly check for any health problems.

Online outlets offer better prices for cat medicine than vets. In some situations, you may not have the choice to purchase meds over the Internet, such as a health emergency. You can save as much as fifty percent on the stuff you regularly use.

Use a tablecloth underneath your cat’s dish. Some cats like removing food from their bowl and eating it beside their bowl. If this happens, you’ll have to clear away any excess food that’s left outside. To simplify your clean up duties, place a ready made placemat under the dish or purchase some inexpensive fabric and use it like a tablecloth.

Do you have a cat and a dog? That dog will really love stalking (and eating) that cat food. This is why you should have a feeding area for your cat that is too high for the dog to reach. That also means they don’t fight about water after eating the food.

Litter Box

When your cat makes a mess somewhere other than their litter box, don’t get mad. Your cat probably did not use the litter box because it is not well taken care of. If your pet is punished, you won’t do anything but make it afraid of you.

Cats are very interesting creatures and you could spend the rest of your life trying to figure them out. The above advice will allow you to give them a better life. A well cared for cat can be a true joy and can be the beginning of a great friendship.