Feral cats are those without a home. There are many abandoned cats like these, and they can be a huge problem. Dealing with this issue costs businesses a lot of money due to lost customers.

Look a local animal shelters for cats. Shelters around the country are overflowing, and the cats there need more humans to help. Adoption fees often include things like spaying or neutering them, shots or other vet care. By adopting a cat from your local shelter, you will preserve a life and will do your part in controlling the cat population.

TIP! If your cat is female, it is very important that she be spayed when the vet feels she is old enough. Whether or not she typically goes outside, she may escape while in heat and you might have kittens! If your cat has been spayed, however, you won’t have to worry about this happening.

Have your cat see a vet frequently to keep good health. Cats need routine annual check-ups and possibly additional ones as well for vaccinations. If there are obvious issues with your cat, it needs to see the vet immediately. Don’t wait!

A cat’s claws can cause lots of damage to your home. If your cat is ripping up and shredding your home, invest in a kitty tower or scratching post. They can scratch the post instead. It may take some time, but it should eventually work.

Cats are generally nocturnal. Because of this, night time is when they are most active. If you have trouble sleeping because of cats, you may want to close the door to your bedroom. This will prevent them from entering your sleeping space and awakening you.

TIP! Spray bitter apple on electrical cords to keep cats away from them. If your cat plays with cords, put them up and out of the way, or you can hide them in old paper towel rolls.

Be sure you think about your cat’s ears when traveling. You may love belting out your favorite tunes as you drive on the freeway, but your cat probably enjoys softer sounds. Therefore, try to turn down your music or keep if off altogether so your cat has a better trip.

Defend yourself against cats that are intruding. Cats can harm other pets, damage gardens and summon other cats. Obviously, cats are animals too, so they should still be handled carefully. Do your best to be a considerate and responsible cat owner.