Most pet owners know that cats can be quite demanding pets, but do you know just how much of a handful for your cat could be if properly cared for? Cats are highly intelligent creatures, and they love to please their owners. This means that you may need to put in a little work to keep your cat happy. If you’re having trouble with your cat in the current economy, this may be one of the easiest animals to work on.
Try to remember that cats like to scratch, so try to keep their nails short. To prevent damage to furniture, have your cat’s Clippings tray regularly cleaned or have it professionally cleaned by a veterinarian. Be sure that you give your cat a lot of room to roam as well. While most cats will appreciate having a few places to run around in, some will enjoy being let out of the yard for long periods at a time. Make sure you give them places that they can play in so that they’ll remain happy.
Providing your cats with fresh food often will help to keep them healthy and active. However, as tempting as it is to buy kitty food from the supermarket, you may be wasting money by paying a premium price for cat food when you can simply make sure that your cat is getting the right food. Your vet or even an online breeder can recommend food that contains necessary vitamins and nutrients. Don’t fall for the hype about making everything “nutritious” and don’t fall for the fancy packaging that some brands use.
Cats love to get outside and enjoy running around, so be sure to provide a safe, comfortable area where they can run around. You may also want to have a scratching post for your cat as well. Your cats will get into scrapes more often if they have something to scratch on. So, don’t deprive them of this.
Providing your cat with a cat toy will provide entertainment for them, plus it’ll give them something to play with that’s different from just sitting in the corner of the room. Your cats will get into scrapes just as much if they’re playing with their cat toys as playing with you! When playing with your cats, remember that they are cats and they will chase each other and sometimes they’ll hit each other. Your cat will need to be watched closely and treated coolly, especially if they’re playing with another cat.
Cats love attention, so make sure that they get enough of it from you. If you don’t want to spend all day giving your cat attention, you can find toys that will allow you to distract them for a short amount of time. A toy such as a squeaky toy cat toy will allow you to distract them, as well as keep them entertained for a longer period of time. Cats will enjoy the interaction and you’ll be entertained as well!