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Famous poet T.S Elliot. They bring warmth and a sense of happiness to the house. If you have a cat that is healthy and behaves well, your whole household will benefit. Cats are definitely not the simplest creatures to share your home with. These tips will help you live comfortably with your cat.

Groom your cat. Cats require frequent brushing or combing. This will help them maintain a clean and healthy coat. It helps your cats shed much less too, which keeps them from spitting those hairballs up. Your cat should be kept groomed so that they look great and you’ll also make your home look good.

Though things may appear to be fine, you should always schedule regular medical checkups for your feline pet. Your vet can give you an idea of your cat’s overall health, in addition to administering any shots it may need. Make sure you keep the same veterinarian for your pet throughout its life. Your veterinarian needs to know about your pet’s history, and your cat will feel more comfortable if you always take her to the same vet.

Avoid eye contact to make friends with a cat. Ever wonder why cats seem drawn to the person who likes cats the least? The answer lies in cat body language. To cats, staring is “rude” and can be considered a challenge. Looking away shows that you respect their space and are not going to be a threat. So next time you are looking to meet a new feline friend, look away and let them approach you.

If your cat is picky about drinking water, invest in a cat fountain. These battery operated or plug in fountains keep water circulating and aerated. Many cats prefer this. A cat fountain will help keep your cat out of the kitchen sink and the toilet. It will also help prevent your cat from pawing water onto the floor in search of fresh water.

Give your new cat some space. Moving to a new home can be stressful on a cat, especially one who is no longer a kitten. To help them adjust, give them a quiet place that they can call their own, such as a spare bathroom or laundry room. This gives them a safe space they can retreat to until they have become comfortable with exploring the whole house. Depending on the cat, this process may take a few days up to a month or more.

Your house can really get torn apart by a cat’s claws. If you are having problems with your cat clawing up furniture, then purchase a scratching post or kitty tower. Entice them to scratch those items rather than your belongings. It may take some time, but it should eventually work.

If you cat is pregnant is with babies, you can expect to have a lot of kittens on your hands. Create a comfortable place for the cat to deliver her babies somewhere in your home. Make sure the spot is big enough for the kittens to move around as they grow.

Cats love to much on grass and plants such as catnip. There are plants however that are poisonous to cats. Chrysanthemums and holly are beautiful and common around the Holidays, but can be very toxic to cats. Other plants that are toxic or lethal include lilies, rhubarb and daffodils.

Should you leave the house with your cat, make sure that she is wearing a collar with tags. This way, if anything happens and you two become separated, anyone can find her and know how to reach you. Your cat may not like the collar all the time, but when she’s out of the house it can save her.

If you cat is overly vocal, try to figure out exactly why he or she is making so much noise. If you stay around a cat for a period of time you will figure out what their verbal cues mean. The cat might want something to eat, or just to go outside. Look for the cues and you’ll be much more in tune with your pet.

Brush your cat often. Brushing spreads natural oils throughout a cat’s fur, and also helps stimulate blood flow in their skin. It is also a good way to reduce shedding. This prevents hairballs, which can cause choking, and builds up in the cat’s stomach from self grooming.

If you’ve just met a cat, don’t look at them in their eyes. Cats do not like being stared at by people they don’t know. That’s why they are more comfortable if you are not looking at them. They are more likely to approach you that way, and more likely to kindly regard you in the future.

Owning a cat is not something that can be simple, but it is rewarding. The tips you’ve read can help you build a better bond with your cat. Soon, you’ll be hearing less meows and more purrs.

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