Adding a cat to your family can be quite enjoyable. Never make the mistake of getting a cat without doing some research and planning first. Even well-educated cat owners are often faced with unexpected challenges. This will ensure you know all you can for a great relationship.
Older cats will appreciate a heated bed; you can use a heated tile to create one! A terra cotta tile heated in your oven on about 200 degrees and for 15 minutes will do. Wrap the tile in a towel and then put it under the bed. You can even switch it out every few hours.
Never use any product intended for dogs on a cat. Your cat will have a bad reaction to anything that has been specifically formulated for a dog. One product in particular to pay close attention to is any remedy for fleas and ticks. Dog flea prevention products will kill your cat. In truth, your cat needs to be kept a distance from any dog just flea-treated for the first few hours.
Making sure your cat doesn’t jump on the counters is hard to do. One thing they like about it is they enjoy being high up. One way to nip this problem in the bud is to give your cat a dedicated perch of their own as an alternative to using your space. Putting a cat tower in or near the kitchen can help keep the cats from laying on the counter.
All the tips of training which you learned here apply to every cat breed, no matter how old or where they reside. The concepts you just went over are the basics and can help you to raise a cat so that it’s a happy and healthy animal the rest of its life. The number one thing you should do is enjoy having your cat around.