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TIP! Cats like to get into all sorts of small spaces. A collar can become a liability if your cat is especially adventurous.

Would you save an animal if you could? Many cats are available for those who can offer a loving home. You can find out how to adopt your kitten by continuing to read this article.

TIP! Spay your cat as soon as she is old enough. You may keep your cat inside, but she could still slip outside and become pregnant.

Don’t let your cat near drape cords. If the cat becomes caught in a loop, they could choke to death. This is incredibly dangerous as it could be fatal for your cat. Make sure drapery cords are kept back to avoid this.

TIP! A microchip will allow you to find your pet if it is lost. 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.

Your cat will want to climb into small spaces. A collar can be a dangerous thing to wear in such a place. A breakaway collar will let go if it is pulled on too tightly. This could save your cat’s life if the collar gets caught in some branches.

TIP! Do not isolate the litter box in a distant place. Place the litter box away from high traffic areas.

To help your aging cat feel cozy, place a warmed tile under his bed. Simply heat a terra-cotta tile in a 200 degree oven for 20 minutes. Cover with a small blanket or towel, then place it beneath your pet’s bed. If necessary, you can change out the tile after a few hours to provide continued warmth.

TIP! Be sure to show your cat affection as much as possible. Cats are looking for a response in kind in exchange for all of the friendly companionship they offer to humans.

Cat’s claws can really put a dent in your furniture. If your beloved feline friend is shredding and damaging parts of your home, try investing in a cat tower or a scratching post. Entice them to scratch those items rather than your belongings. This solution might take time to take, but it will help in the end.

TIP! Be especially mindful of your cat’s ears when you take them on a trip. You may be tempted to blast your favorite songs at top volume.

Cats are often nocturnal creatures. Because of this, night time is when they are most active. If your cats are busy keeping you awake early, just close your bedroom door. This should help them from waking you during the night, pouncing on your feet under the covers.

TIP! If you get a cat for your kids, make sure to set clear boundaries in advance. Let your children know which areas of the house are off-limits for the cat.

Make sure your kids know the rules before kitty comes home. Make sure that you let your kids know which areas of the house the cat will be allowed in. If you’re planning on keeping your kitty inside full time, make sure your kids know their pet shouldn’t go outdoors. Clearly explaining the rules will limit future mishaps.

TIP! You should talk to other pet owners if you have an issue with yours. Although you may want to go it alone, it can be helpful to seek advice from other people that have experience owning cats.

Just because your family did it when you were a child, does not mean allowing your cat to go outside is a wise decision. This can be very unsafe for your cat. Your cat may get fleas or have other problems. Cats can be harmed by cars, people and other animals. If you think your pet needs to go outside, think about enclosing a back patio with metal mesh or some type of heavy screen to keep your cat inside, yet allow them to experience the outdoors.

TIP! Cats do not need to be taught how they should use the cat litter box. This is a natural instinct for felines, and it need not be taught.

Are you a cat and dog owner? Dogs often take advantage of dining on the cat’s food. That’s why you should place your cat’s food in a place which is hard for your dog to reach. Separate eating spaces are a must to avoid fights between your pets.

TIP! Don’t throw away your cat’s old scratching post. It’s in this condition that cats tend to love it the most.

Keep old, worn scratching posts. This is the time when your cats actually most prefer it. Tossing it and getting a new one may cause your cat to find something old to scratch like your furniture.

TIP! Get a drinking fountain for your cat. When cats are in the wild they tend to prefer water that is running when they are thirsty, this applies to cats at home.

Go pick yourself up one of those water fountains for cats. Cats that live in the wild like drinking from running water, and they have the same desires in a home. Cats seem to like a water stream better. In fact, many cats like drinking from faucets more than from their water bowls. A fountain will allow a cat to drink naturally and is better for the environment.

TIP! Be patient with your pets when you introduce a second cat into your home. There will be an inevitable adjustment period as your two cats get to know each other.

Your cat needs to always wear some tags on a collar. This is essential even for indoor cats. Cats are curious by nature, and an open window or door invites exploration. Tags with your veterinarian’s info and your contact number should be worn. This is also vital if your animal has health issues.

TIP! Try relocating your cat’s litter box if it’s refusing to use it. Make sure to put it in a quiet spot in your house.

If you’re adding an additional cat to your home, give the cats a few weeks to get to know each other. They may seem like they’re fighting all the time. Give them a bit more time to begin to get used to each other face to face, too.

TIP! You should not let your de-clawed cat outdoors. The cat will have difficulty playing with other animals and may get hurt.

Take a cat who pees all over the house to the vet. Sometimes, abnormal urination habits indicate an infection of the urinary tract. Often this problem is quickly and inexpensively cured with a common antibiotic.

TIP! Cats have shockingly sharp noses, which means they can spot changes in their home with ease. This can lead to issues when you introduce something new, such as a new toy, bed, or food dish.

Dogs let you know when they are excited and/or happy when they wag their tails. Cats move their tails for a very different reason. Tail-wagging in cats may indicate conflict. If this happens while your cat is in your arms, put him down as soon as possible.

TIP! If you got a cat during a period of joblessness and are now re-entering the workforce, you should watch out for possible attachment issues. You can avoid both boredom and loneliness by getting another cat.

Being a cat owner should bring you pride. Opening your home to someone in need is a selfless act, whether it is a person or an animal. You will develop a strong bond with your cat that will last a lifetime. Be sure you properly care for your cat, and it will also take care of you.