Cat Training Made Simple

Train Your Cat – Or You Will be Trained

Cat Tips You Can Put Into Practice Right Now

TIP! It is not safe to use dog products for your feline friend. Cats often have negative reactions to dog products.

Similar to people, cats have to eat healthy foods with nutrients. Cats suffer when their owners do not follow proper dietary recommendations or give the cat proper attention. These tips can help you prevent that.

TIP! If you have an outdoor kitty, make sure to invest in a break away collar with an identification tag. Cats enjoy traveling far away, so a tag can help your cat get back home when lost.

Make sure your cat is always well groomed. Just like dogs, cats require regular brushing and de-tangling. This can keep them clean. In addition, it helps decrease shedding, which results in less hairballs. Keeping your cat nicely groomed will keep him and your home looking their best.

TIP! A cat’s claws can do significant damage to your home and belongings. If your beloved feline friend is shredding and damaging parts of your home, try investing in a cat tower or a scratching post.

If your cat is a female, you’ll want to spay her once she reaches the proper age. While your cat may be an indoor one, there is always the possibility it can get out and you wind up with kittens one day. You can prevent this by spaying or neutering your cat.

TIP! Get a microchip for your cat. Your pet may be an indoor cat, but that doesn’t mean it’ll never dash through your door or slide outside via an open window.

Put a collar on any cats which go outside. Cats can go far from home and without a tag they could become lost forever. The tag should have at least the pet’s name and the number where you can be reached.

TIP! Just because your family did it when you were a child, does not mean allowing your cat to go outside is a wise decision. Going outdoors isn’t very safe for a domesticated cat.

Your cat can take lots of time to groom themselves to what they consider “perfect.” If your kitty is a long-haired breed, the result of this might be hairballs. There are foods which help combat this problem. Certain cat foods are made just for decreasing hairballs, benefiting both your cat and yourself.

TIP! Be very careful about allowing children to be alone with a kitten. If children are younger than five years old, pets ought not be left with them.

You will often find ways to save money on medication for your cat on the Internet instead of getting it from your vet. In some cases you may not be able to buy online, in the case of emergencies, for instance. However, if your pet gets regular prescriptions for a chronic or ongoing issue, you can often save up to 50 percent by shopping online.

TIP! Use a brush on your cat regularly. Brushing spreads natural oils through the fur and also stimulates circulation.

Use a tablecloth underneath your cat’s dish. Often, a cat will remove food from his bowl to eat on the side. That can mean a bigger mess for you to clean. You can get a pet mat or use a piece of old fabric to put under it for easy cleanup.

TIP! Take the time to make your cat familiar and comfortable with a carrier. You cannot punish a cat the same way you would a dog.

There needs to be set boundaries with your children and a new kitty. Let your kids know where the cat can go. If you’re planning to have an indoor cat, explain to your children that the cat is not allowed to be outside. Creating rules and boundaries will help the children learn what is allowed.

TIP! A cat’s life isn’t complete without play. All animals of all ages need to play and a cat is no different.

If your thinking about allowing your cat to go outside, you may want to reconsider. It might not be safe for your cat to go outdoors. Cats can become infected with fleas, ticks and ringworm. Cats can be gravely injured or killed by eating poisonous plants, flowers or chemicals, hit by a car or even harmed by neighbors who are irritated with your cat on their property. If you need to let your cat out of the house, be sure it’s in a safe place.

TIP! Let your cat give birth in a large space. Since there are so many kittens, the birthing process can take a few hours.

Proper nutrition and diet is essential for a cat’s well being. Eating a poor diet can really harm a cat. Buy the right kind of cat food for your cat’s age so they live well.

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