Humans and cats have been beloved companions for many centuries. Cats have inspired the songs, poetry and visual arts of many cultures. So, it’s easy to understand why cats think they rule the world. This article will teach you how to coexist and care for your cat.

Groom your cat. Cats must be brushed and groomed frequently. This will keep them sterile and aesthetically pleasing. It’s also helpful in reducing how much cats shed and how often they spit out those dreaded hairballs. Keep your cat looking at its best by grooming it well.

TIP! If you’d like to make an elderly cat’s bed more comfy, stick a heated tile beneath its bed. Just heat a one-foot square terra cotta tile in your oven at about 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

If your cat is getting older, you can increase it’s comfort by placing its bed over a heated tile. A terra cotta tile about a foot square is ideal. You can warm it with a 15-20 minute stop in your oven, set to approximately 200 degrees. Wrap the tile in a towel and then put it under the bed. If necessary, you can change out the tile after a few hours to provide continued warmth.

Adore your cat! A cat’s companionship should be returned with the same. Like humans, a cat has to be around people in order to feel special. They wish to be a happy and valuable family member.

Cats are generally great with kids, though small kids may be too rough. Spend time instructing your children on cat care. Give them examples of how to be gentle with it and what should and should not be done. Cats have weaker bones than dogs do, and must be treated accordingly.

TIP! Keep your cat away from boredom. Cats need stimulation.

Use a brush on your cat regularly. The act of brushing helps the coat become glossy, and it helps stimulate the skin. It also gets rid of shedding hair. This will help you to avoid hairballs, which may cause your cat to choke. Hairballs are caused when a cat grooms itself.

Acclimate your cat to a cat carrier. Cats are not as responsive to punishment as dogs are. Most of the time, it is better to use positive reinforcement. Put a nice blanket inside the carrier then leave it where the cat is most often. The cat will feel safe when it enters this carrier after a while. As the cat becomes used to being in the carrier, it will become easier to transport them in it.

It is common for cats to get the impression that they rule the world at large, and especially their own environment. However, if you use the tips provided, they will soon learn who is really in charge. Cats are great pets and can bring joy to your life if you follow these tips.