If you own a cat, or want one, you know how special they are. That’s why you should do everything you can to make sure that they don’t get fleas, ticks, and other parasites. They can really affect a cat’s well being. Read these tips to help your cat live a long and healthy life.
Avoid being kept awake by your cat romping through the house at night. When you first get your kitten, establish a habit of putting it to bed in a comfortable crate with a nice bed, litter box, food and water at night. If you start this early, your cat will appreciate having its own safe, cozy room.
It can be hard to stop your cat from coming on your counters. Cats enjoy heights, as they can monitor events from their perch. To help prevent your cat from doing this, you can establish tall places specifically for your cat. If you don’t want your cats to jump on your counters, you can put a cat condo in or around the kitchen.
A great toy for your cat is a laser pointer. Cats love to chase the laser around and try to catch it. This will help you give your cat some exercise, while your cat is having fun at the same time. It will also help to fine-tune their hunting skills.
Keep your cat indoors. Unlike dogs, it is nearly impossible to confine a cat to a yard. This can lead to many dangers for your cat, from cars, dogs, diseases from feral cats, and simply disappearing to parts unknown. Loose cats also be a nuisance to others, often killing songbirds and leaving unwelcome “deposits” in neighbor’s gardens. If your cat really enjoys the outdoors, they can be trained to wear a harness and leash or you can invest in a specialty cat fence or screened-in porch.
Whenever you take your cat anywhere, use a cat carrier. No matter how gentle your cat is, it could become frightened. If this happens, it could bolt off and be quickly lost, injured or killed. At the vet’s office, your cat will be safe from unpredictable animals if you use a pet carrier.
Most cats are very nocturnal. Thus, the bulk of their activity will occur at night. If your cats keep you up late at night, you should close the bedroom door. You can keep them from bothering you at night and getting your feet while you’re under covers.
Do you love your cat but suffer from allergies? If giving up your feline-friend is not something that you can do, try these things first. Get rid of as much carpeting as possible because your cats dander gets trapped in it. You can also not allow your cat in your bedroom at all. This will make living with your cat easier on your allergies.
The possibility of fleas are something that every cat owner needs to be aware of and prepared to fight. Such pests can linger if untreated. Use some of the solid ideas in the article above to make sure your pet cat stays healthy. Your cat is going to be pleased you did so.