Feral cats are felines that wander the street. A good portion of the domesticated cat population is composed of them and they can sometimes be trouble. Many businesses lose customers and money because of these cats.

Any drape cords should be hidden so the cat cannot grab hold of them. Whenever cats jump on these cords, they might get tangled up in them. This could kill them. To stop this from happening, pin your drapes and hide them out of sight.

TIP! Cats often view small spaces as a fun challenge. A collar can become a liability if your cat is especially adventurous.

Regular veterinary checkups are important for the health of your cat. Understand that cats require vaccinations in order to stay healthy, and the veterinarian needs to regularly check for any health problems. It is best to always take your cat to the same veterinarian. Your veterinarian needs to know about your pet’s history, and your cat will feel more comfortable if you always take her to the same vet.

Cats are curious by nature, which can end up getting them into trouble. If your cat gets caught on something wearing a traditional collar they could end up hurting their neck trying to break free. A breakaway collar is a good option since it will break if your cat pulls on it. This can keep your cat alive.

To safely help an old cat feel comfortable, place a heated tile under its bed. Use a terra cotta tile to help relieve your cat’s aches and pains; put it in the oven on low heat – 200 degrees or so – for 15 minutes. Wrap it up in a towel and place it under where your cat sleeps. You can even switch it out every few hours.

TIP! You can make your old cat feel better thanks to a hot tile placed 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.

Your cat can devastate your furniture with its claws. 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 this instead. Sooner or later, they’ll love to use it.

Consider having your cat fitted with a microchip. Even cats who live completely indoors may someday decide to bolt out the door or escape out of a window. Cats can get out of a collar or, worse, have that collar choke them to death. A teeny microchip can hold your contact information. The chip will never be lost because it is under the skin and it can easily be read by any shelter or vet.

Normally cats are nocturnal animals. Because of this, night time is when they are most active. One way to deal with a kitten’s playful activity at night is just to shut your door. It also protects your toes from those crafty midnight pounces.

TIP! Be certain your cat has regular vet visits. Most vets recommend yearly check-ups.

Your kitty’s litter box requires strategic placement. Do not place it in a busy area or close to where your cat eats meals. Also be sure that the cat litter area is ventilated so the smell doesn’t linger. Both you and your cat will be happier.

Now you know how to care for your cat properly. Feral cats can destroy gardens, attack your pets, and invite their friends over. Therefore, give your cat as much love as possible. You could even end up bonding with one of the feral cats.