Cats Being Cats – Felines Will Not Be Complicated To You With These Tips
Being curious – and occasionally odd – is in your cats nature. They can take you or leave you at times. This may seem confusing at times, but a purring cat sitting on your lap is one of the best things you can experience. This advice will be of assistance for you and your cat.
Never have your cat declawed. Many people misunderstand declawing, thinking it is the simple removal of a cat’s nail. This is not true. In fact, the veterinarian must remove the top knuckle along with the claw during the procedure. This can result in arthritis pain later in life and many behavior problems, such as biting. There are many alternatives from scratching posts to glue-on claw caps that can protect your belongings from a cat’s claws without resorting to such a harsh surgical solution.
If your cat is pregnant, set up a comfortable, safe place for her to have her kittens. A big cardboard box equipped with a pillow and blanket is good. Place it in the back of a closet or other out of the way place. Keep food and water dishes nearby.
Having a hard time giving your cat a bath? Try this. Take an old window screen and put it in your sink or bathtub. Put your cat in, and he will claw the screen and stay there. Then start washing, but do don’t dilly dally. Use a cup to help you to pour warm water on your cat unless you have a movable shower head.
Cats are often hard to understand, but they still make wonderful pets. Take what you learned here and use it as a guide to help you better understand how to make a cats life better. A cat is a companion that anyone can enjoy, and taking good care of them is a fine way to repay them for how much they enrich your life.