Cats are wonderful and unique pets. Felines are possibly the most common of household pets and roam the streets of major cities. Learning to live indoors with these animals is a new challenge entirely. Cats can be stubborn and sometimes require more sophisticated tactics to manage them.
Give your cats easier access to a window in order to keep your curtains from getting scratched. Putting vertical blinds up will allow the easiest access for your cat, but if you need to keep your curtains, use a lightweight rod that will fall if your cat attempts to climb the curtains. It will keep both your curtains and your cat safe.
Cats are often nocturnal creatures. This means their behavior is quite active during the night. Close your bedroom door if your cat is driving you nuts at night. This will ensure they don’t pounce on you at nighttime, or wake you up in other ways.
If you want to have your cat for many years, it is a good idea to keep them indoors. While a cat may enjoy going outside, it is statistically proven that outdoor cats live shorter lives than indoor cats. There are dangers to a cat that spends time outside, not least of all other animals.
Try to figure out why your cat meows. If you stay around a cat for a period of time you will figure out what their verbal cues mean. Possibilities include that she is hungry or wants to be let outside. Know what your cats cries mean so that you’re able to understand the cat more.
Give cat box liners a try. These may not work for everyone, but they can be helpful if they work for you. Line the litter box with one of these liners, and then put cat litter in as usual. If it works correctly, you should be able to gather the liner and dispose of the litter. Unfortunately, sometimes cats just scratch the liner to pieces as they are doing their business.
Don’t teach the basics of using a litter box. Cats instinctively understand what to do and teaching is not required. You may have heard that rubbing your cat;s paws in litter will help them learn, but that may have a traumatizing effect.
Brush your cat’s coat often. This helps spread out the cat’s natural oils in their fur and stimulates blood flow in the skin. Brushing will also help to remove loose hair. This helps to stop hairballs and their associated medical problems.
It is important that you do not feed your cat too much food from the table. Cats do not digest human food the same way that your does. It can also lead to your cat becoming overweight. If your cat is carrying around too much weight, it will be hard for them to jump up on furniture and get around.
It is very difficult for you to outwit your cat. Before you know it, they will know where they are and are not allowed. While cat’s are harder to train than dogs, they are generally more well-mannered by nature.