Taking care of a cat is complex. They can be an enigma from the moment they enter your home. Fortunately, if you educate yourself, you can better care for them. These tips can help you give them necessary care.
Don’t leave drape cords near your cats. Don’t let the cat play with them since they can jump into them or play with them and get them around their neck if they have loops. It may actually cause them some serious harm. Be sure your drape cords are strongly secured.
Keep a clean litter box. Like you, a cat will generally not use a bathroom that is filthy. Find a quiet area out of the way that the box can stay in, and don’t move it unless absolutely necessary. Scoop solids out a couple time of day. Make sure to dump the whole box, wash it with a gentle detergent, and refill it once a week.
A tagged collar is essential if you let your cat outside regularly. This can help if your cat becomes lost while wandering in the great outdoors. The tag should contain your name and number for contact purposes.
Although depicted in countless movies and cartoons, milk is not the best source of nutrition for your cat. Once cats have grown, they do not need milk as a regular part of their diet. Milk can cause stomach distress and bloating. Instead of giving your cat milk, always have fresh, clean water available to them instead.
You can keep your cat away from electrical cords by spraying them with some bitter apple. Cat can sometimes chew on cords, and they should be covered to prevent this. You can do this by bundling them and tucking them in the cardboard rolls that are used for paper towels. All thin cords should be put up when you’re not using them.
Make your own enclosed litter box from a large tote box with a lid. Use a coffee can lid as a pattern to cut a door in one side of the tote. Place the coffee can lid fairly high up on the side of the tote. Trace around it with a permanent marker. Cut out the circle with tin snips or a box cutter. Add litter. Put on the lid.
Cats are pretty low maintenance pets. They do not need as much attention and one-on-one time as dogs do. Cleaning the litter box is one of the most dreaded chores in the house. Investing in a good self-cleaning litter box can help to reduce the amount of times you have to clean it out.
There’s always a chance that you cat can slip outside your home and become lost. This can be prevented with a breakaway collar. The collar includes an ID, featuring your name, phone number, and address. If the cat is found, anyone can easily contact you and return the cat to you thanks to the information on the collar.
If you can’t please your cat, these tips will at least help you can take care of him. Use this article to ensure that you are fulfilling your cat’s most basic needs, as well as its need for love. Perhaps your cat will then decide to warm up to you. Well…maybe.