There are some unexpected obstacles that you will face with a cat. Getting pets before properly preparing is a disaster. You can’t ever be 100% prepared when you own a pet. This will ensure you know all you can for a great relationship.
Drape cords should be kept distant from cats. Cats can potentially strangle themselves on these cords so it is important to protect your cat from this potential danger. This is incredibly dangerous as it could be fatal for your cat. Pin the cords of your drapes up where your cat can’t get to them.
To help your old cat feel comfy, keep a tile that’s heated under their bed. A terra cotta tile about a foot square is ideal. You can warm it with a 15-20 minute stop in your oven, set to approximately 200 degrees. Put it inside an old towel, then place it beneath the cat’s bed. When the tile cools down, change it out for a fresh, warm one.
Deter your cat from chewing on inappropriate things by using bitter apple. If your cat likes to chew cords, hide the cords as best you can. Use paper towel or wrapping paper rolls to bundle up cords. Put away electronics that have tempting, thin cords when you’re not using them.
You should never allow your cat to be bored all the time. Although you may believe that cats just lie around, this isn’t the case. They need their exercise. Sadly, this is overlooked by many cat owners. Cats who become bored often have issues that can affect them in a big way. Some of these issues are obesity due to eating out of boredom, OCD issues, fighting with other pets and depression. Provide them with space to exercise and lots of toys to play with. Indoor cats will appreciate having a structure they can climb on or a dedicated scratching post.
These tips can work on cats of all breeds and ages. They are the basics on which your plans should be based. The number one thing you should do is enjoy having your cat around.