What You Need To Know About Being A Great Cat Owner

Consider your cat as a family member. It is important to know how to properly care for your cat, so that it can enjoy a long and happy life. No cat wants this sort of problem. Keep reading to learn some great information about cat care.

Properly groom your cat. They need to be brushed every day. Brushing rids your cat’s coat of dirt and helps keep them clean. It helps your cats shed much less too, which keeps them from spitting those hairballs up. A cat that is well-groomed is one that looks the best at home.

Your cat will want to climb into small spaces. If your cat wears a collar they might get hurt, and stuck. Collars designed to release when sufficient force is applied (“breakaway” collars) are a great idea. This can make the difference in whether your cat have nine lives or only a couple of them.

Never let your cat experience frequent boredom. Cats require plenty of exercise. Sometimes, cat owners don’t realize this. 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. Give them enough space to exercise in, with fun toys to keep them entertained. If they’re an indoor cat, get them an object to climb on or a scratching post.

Put your cats’ litter box where it is most acceptable to him. Place the litter box away from high traffic areas. Additionally, the litter box should be placed away from your cat’s food and water. Also, minimize the smell by making sure it is a well ventilated area. Not only will your cat appreciate it but you will too.

Try and figure out why kitty is meowing. If you stay around a cat for a period of time you will figure out what their verbal cues mean. This could mean that your cat needs to go out or is hungry. Getting to know your cats cues will help you to interpret her meows.

Don’t let your cat go outside. The outside world is very dangerous for cats. Fleas can infest your cat, or something worse can happen. Your cat could be injured by other animals, people and vehicles. If you must let your cat outside, do so in a very small area of your backyard or lawn.

Parasites can be a problem for most cats, and that includes your cat, too. Parasites will remain with your cat until taken care of. Ridding your cat of fleas is not hard and prevention is even easier. Every effort you make will result in the increased happiness of your cat.