Famous poet T.S Elliot. Eliot said that a household will depend upon a cat. A cat that is healthy and well-behaved can be great for any household. Unfortunately, cats aren’t always the easiest creatures to live with. The following advice will help you get along better with your cat.
Check out the shelter when adopting a cat. Many shelters have more cats than they can handle and the fees associated with adoption take care of vet visits. Taking a cat home with you means that a life has been saved.
Never let a cat become bored. They need exercise and they get it through play. Unfortunately, lots of people who own cats neglect this. A bored cat runs the risk of developing depression and obsessive compulsive disorders that may harm them or something in your home. Provide your cats with the toys and space it needs. If your cat is an indoor cat, a cat tower or scratching post makes an ideal source of fun and exercise.
Make sure that you have a good tablecloth for your kitten. Cats like to make a mess when they eat. Sometimes, this results in food outside the bowl that you have to clean up. Simply place a cloth placemat that will grab at the food under their plate and then shaken out over the trash. You can put a vinyl one underneath that can be picked up wiped down easily if you prefer.
If your cat constantly meows, you need to try to figure out why. You need to learn what their meows mean. The cat may want something to eat or to get let out. When you understand what each type of behavior indicates, you can improve your relationship.
Don’t teach the basics of using a litter box. This skill is something your cats pick up on their own, not something that can be taught to them. A common misconception is to rub your cats paws into the kitty litter however this isn’t a good idea.
Plan on spending the money for good cat food that contains the nutrients that your cat needs. Read the ingredients, and make sure a source of protein, like fish or chicken, is near the top. Steer clear of food made primarily of corn and fillers. Because cats are carnivores, their diet need only consist of a good source of protein. It’s not easy to be a cat owner sometimes, but is is very rewarding. No matter how active or lazy your cat may be, the advice you have read will help the two of you get along better. Those meows will be replaced with purrs in short order.