The poet T.S. Eliot once described cats as a creature on which a household depends, and there’s definitely some truth in his words. A home can benefit from a healthy, good cat. Cats are definitely not the simplest creatures to share your home with. Here’s some advice for building a healthier relationship with your pet.
Cats are constantly grooming themselves, and this is why they rarely need a bath. If your cat gets into something particularly stinky, a bath will not hurt them. If your cat does not like water you might want to wear gloves so that you do not get scratched. You might also want to enlist the help of a friend or family member.
If your cat is picky about drinking water, invest in a cat fountain. These battery operated or plug in fountains keep water circulating and aerated. Many cats prefer this. A cat fountain will help keep your cat out of the kitchen sink and the toilet. It will also help prevent your cat from pawing water onto the floor in search of fresh water.
Don’t be pushy when you are getting to know your new cat. Cats prefer to be in control and take things at their own pace. Make sure your new cat is comfortable and safe. Let your cat take its time exploring its new environment. When your cat feels at home, it will be more likely to try to make friends with you.
When you move your cat from one house to another, be sure to move the cat last. Set up a quiet room with familiar items for the cat. Keep your cat in the room and quiet for a day or two. Visit and feed the cat in the room. After a couple of days, the cat can explore the rest of the house.
Cats are partially nocturnal. This means that they will usually be quite active at night. Shut the door to your bedroom. This helps to muffle the sounds of nighttime play. This will keep the cats away while you’re trying to sleep because they won’t be jumping all over you.
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.
Cats like to chase birds and catch them. This helps cats to build and deliver crucial hunting skills. But what if you have an indoor cat? You can find cat toys at the pet store that will help you simulate a bird flying around. Your cat will love it, and love you for it.
Owning a cat is not something that can be simple, but it is rewarding. If you have an active cat, or one more on the laid back side, the tips in this article can help you get along better with your pet. If you have a happy cat, you will probably be happy too!