The Essentials Of Taking Good Care Of A Feline
If you have an outdoor cat, make sure he is fitted with a tag and collar. If your cat gets lost during its time outdoors, a tag makes it easier to locate the animal. At least put your phone number and pets name on the tag.
If your cat has a tendency to eat your plants, you can stop him. You can either purchase bitter apple spray and spray the pot, or you can put a bit of clove oil on a cotton ball and bury it a bit in the soil. Your cat will avoid both.
Do not allow your cat to get an electrical shock. Spray them with bitter apple, and they will stay away. If your cat still prefers to chew on cords, then you have to make sure they stay covered. You can do this by bundling them and tucking them in the cardboard rolls that are used for paper towels. Put away electronics that have tempting, thin cords when you’re not using them.
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.
Create a warm bed for an outdoor or feral cat by lining a banana box with a thick layer of newspaper. Cut a piece of Mylar to fit the bottom of the box. Put another layer of newspaper on top. Add a warm blanket. Place the whole box inside a dog house or under a porch where it can’t get wet.
You should never punish your cat for not using the litter box. Your cat probably did not use the litter box because it is not well taken care of. Punishments given to the cat will just make him or her less willing to be around its owner going forward. Kittens and cats are excellent pets, however litter cases might be unsightly and also have an odor. When you can’t stay the vision of your own cat litter box, then its time to go shopping. There are many different types of litter boxes available on the market. Some are even disguised as bogus potted vegetation. Not only does it appear greater, it regulates the scent also. Chemicals containing phenol shouldn’t be anywhere near your cat. This chemical is often found in cleaning products such as Pine-Sol and Lysol. This smell is very offensive to cats, and prolonged exposure can even damage their liver. An indoor cat who gets a taste of the outdoors will forever want to go outside. If you know your cat will always be an indoor cat, do your best to keep them from sneaking out. You can try to train your cat to stay in your yard when you are outside.
If you find you cat is harming furniture or other objects, it may be bored. Keep a few safe toys around for your cat to play with. Scratching posts can also deter your cat from scratching your furniture. Or, build a small cat house out of cardboard. Your cat will love having a place to hide, and the cardboard can also be used to scratch on!
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