“Meow” Is The Word: Helpful Cat Tips

Cats are some amazing little creatures. They are smart, independent and loving. Caring for cats in proper ways, though, it not always that simple. Read the following article for an education on cat care.

Keep your drape cords out of your cats reach. 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. This may seriously injure or kill your cat. Hide the cords for safety sake.

Contact local shelters if you want to adopt a cat. Many shelters are overcrowded with lovable and adoptable cats. By choosing a cat from an animal shelter, you can do your part to help with overpopulation. Also, you become a lifesaver!

You may want to have a microchip put into your car. Even indoor cats get out sometimes. Even if you put a collar or tag on your cat, be careful as they can wiggle out of these very easily and can be dangerous if they get caught on a foreign object like a tree branch. Microchips are very small, and you can note your name, address and phone number in there. Every shelter and most veterinarian offices have microchip scanners that can read the chips, and best of all, they chips can’t be lost.

Cats will be up during the night more often than not. This means that they will be the most active at night time. Shut the door to your bedroom. This helps to muffle the sounds of nighttime play. You can keep them from bothering you at night and getting your feet while you’re under covers.

Consider all the options before you let your cat be an outdoors cat. It might not be safe for your cat to go outdoors. The cat can get fleas or something much worse. It can also be potentially hurt by cars, people or other animals. If they have to go outside, make sure it’s a small area like your lawn or backyard.

If you are experiencing an issue with your feline friend, seek advice from others. You may try to handle it yourself, but you might need input from other cat owners. There are also forums on the Internet which cater to cat parents.

Consider getting your cat a fountain to drink from. In the wild, cats prefer running water to drink from, and they do in the home as well. A constant stream of water will entice them to stay hydrated. You have perhaps noticed that your cat enjoys drinking from the running sink. Also, a cat drinking fountain is better for the environment and allows them to be more natural.

Put some thought into where you place the litter box. It’s tempting to keep it in an inconspicuous place where it won’t be seen or smelled. The litter box should be somewhere that is easy for your cat to get to, however. Understand that cats are extremely picky. If its litter box is not in a convenient location, then your cat might not use it. If your litter box is on a cold surface, place a rug or mater underneath it.

Cats are neat animals. If you learn as much about them as possible, they also make great pets. Refer to the tips included here often. Use what you’ve learned to enjoy your time with your cat.…