It is hard to please a cat. From the moment they prance into your house, cats can be indecipherable. However, if you have the right information, it can be easier to take care of them, even if you can’t plase them. Read on to find out more about giving your cat the best life possible..

Check with your shelter before you purchase a cat. Shelters usually have many cats who need a home, and the fees typically include their shots and spaying or neutering. When you bring home a shelter cat, you will be saving its life and you will be doing your part to help out.

TIP! Be certain your cat has regular vet visits. Your cat should have a health check yearly, but should go in more if your cat needs shots.

Cats love to squeeze into tiny spaces. Cats that wear collars are at risk should they become stuck somewhere cramped. Collars designed to release when sufficient force is applied (“breakaway” collars) are a great idea. Your cat can preserve a few of his nine lives with this.

Regular visits to the vet will preserve your cat’s health. They should have a routine check-up once a year or more if important shots are due. Don’t hesitate to take your cat to the vet immediately if you notice anything unusual about their health or if they are injured.

Some cats like to scratch up floors and furniture. If your couch is starting to look like it’s been put through a shredder, it’s time to invest in a nice scratching post or cat tower. They can scratch the post instead. This will take some time but will be a valuable investment.

TIP! Deter your cat from chewing on inappropriate things by using bitter apple. If they like to chew on cords, try covering them as much as you can.

Normally cats are nocturnal animals. This means that they will usually be quite active at night. Try closing the door if your cats are keeping you awake at night. This will stop them from bothering you at night, and playing with your feet beneath the covers.

Always provide your feline with special attention and affection. They give us love, and we need to return it to them. Like many people, cats need to socialize with people so that they feel like they are an important part of their family’s lives. A cat can feel that he is a valuable, cherished part of their household.

Some male cats get urinary crystals, but this is preventable with proper diet. These crystals can cause a lot of pain to your cat and could end up costing you a lot in medical expenses. Your cat’s food should be low in magnesium. Check the ingredients list on the label. Fish products tend to be higher in magnesium than poultry products.

TIP! Cats can really scratch up your home. If you have a cat that is wreaking havoc, buy a scratching post.

This article will show you exactly how to make your cat happy. Use them to make sure your cat’s health and needs are handled, so that you can be sure that all his needs are being met. Your cat just might start playing nice! Possibly!