Cats are unrivaled among animals and can be terrific pets. They are very entertaining, and they are experts at keeping your home free from rodents, bugs and other pests. People often underestimate how helpful a kitty can be, and how much one can do to get rid of pests.
Get a pet water fountain. Cats can be prone to dehydration, and running water entices them to drink. It is an evolutionary habit that developed because in the wild, running water is less likely to be contaminated than a stagnant pool. Your pet will enjoy the water more, and will drink more often.
Make sure you have a good pet carrier or basket for transporting your cats from one location to the next. A proper carrier or basket should have enough room for them to turn around in comfortably. It should also be easy to clean. Make sure that it is lined with a blanket, cushion, or towel to help it stay comfortable and cozy for them when traveling.
Feed your cat a proper diet. Cats are carnivores and have specific dietary needs. Feed them quality cat food that has been approved by AAFCO or the Association of American Feed Control Officials. If you wish to make your cat’s food yourself, make sure you speak with a vet about necessary supplements or specific recipes that your cat needs to eat.
If you want to let your cat outside, think again. This can be something that isn’t very safe for a cat. Your cat may get fleas or something even worse than that. Other animals and vehicles could also injure your cat. If the cat must go outside, set aside a small part of the backyard or front lawn as a place where they can go.
Seek the advice of others if you have a cat that’s giving you problems. Although you may feel like you don’t need help, other owners may be able to give you good advice. Your local veterinarian can be a valuable source of information, but there is also help available online by joining user forums geared toward cat owners.
Most cats love to lounge right on your lap. As cozy as this can be, it is not always convenient. If your cat has a favorite spot, such as on your lap at the computer it can be hard to get things done. Getting a pet bed for your cat and perching it right next to your chair can help satisfy your cats need to be near you.
To make sure your kitten is properly socialized to humans, begin early in his life, about ten to twelve weeks of age. Be sure that he is handled and petted by humans in his family and by others as well. When he is older, he will be a calmer, friendlier cat.
While a big dog might look like a better hunter than a small cat, it won’t track pests the way a cat will. Cats are actually excellent hunters and often get the kill. In addition, cats are extremely gentle and loving. Because of all these things, cats are very popular household pet. Utilize this advice to ensure that you are raising your cat right.