Cat Care – Take a look at This If You Needed to know About Cats

Cats are wonderful and unique pets. They are also very common household members across the world, and can be found in houses and on the busy streets of almost every major city. It is very difficult if you want to live outdoors with cats. Such intelligent, quick animals can be stubborn and need special techniques.

Set up a nice, warm and comfortable area for your cat to rest in your home. It should be lined with a warm towel or blanket. Make sure to wash the bedding regularly since it can acquire dust, dander, and anything from outside if your cat is an outdoor cat.

Choose a high quality food. The key to a healthy cat starts with nutrition. Take a look at the ingredients label. If you look at most “popular” commercial cat foods, you may be surprised to see the top ingredient listed is corn. Cats are carnivores, so look for a food with a real meat as the top ingredient. You may pay more up front, but these foods are often more nutritionally dense, meaning your cat eats less and the bag lasts longer.

Protecting your cat from household chemicals is something that you may already know, but did you know that protecting them from medications is just as important? Common over the counter medicines such as ibuprofen can be toxic to your cat, even in small doses. Keep your medication safely out of the reach of your cat.

Get a scratching post to keep your cat from tearing up your carpet. If you can, get a post that does not have the same type of carpet that is on the floor of your home, so your cat doesn’t associate the two. Instead, get a post that is covered in cardboard, sisal, or thick rope.

You cannot be the boss of you cat, it’s hopeless! Your cat will soon learn where it’s allowed to go, along with where not to go. Though cats may not be as easily trainable as dogs, most accept training and are good pets that can behave.