Given the chance to do so, would you like to save the life of a cat? There are literally millions of cats that need a good home. The first step is adopting, and the second is learning to care for it.
If your cat suddenly goes off its feed for no apparent reason, try tempting treats such as jack mackerel, tuna, or cream of chicken soup in small amounts. These are not complete foods and shouldn’t be fed long term, but they are extremely tasty to cats. A finicky cat may start eating again and keep on when given one of these treats.
Let kittens and cat-friendly pet dogs get to know each other slowly. Put up a baby gate to keep dogs in one room while your new kitten gets used to its surroundings. Supervise carefully when the kitten ventures to the gate to meet the dogs. When the kitten feels safe, it will climb the gate. If it feels threatened, it will pop right back out to safety.
If you have a male cat, it is important to have him neutered before he goes into heat. When male cats start maturing, they will begin to spray around the house. It smells like ammonia and is hard to remove. Having your male cat neutered can help to prevent this from happening.
The claws of a cat can really destroy parts of your house and furniture. Buy a scratching post if you need to protect the furniture in your home. It is much better if your cat uses his claws on that, rather than your furniture. This will take some time but will be a valuable investment.
Being a good cat owner is something to take pride in. The love you give to a cat fulfills one of its basic needs. The bonds between a cat and its owner can last a lifetime. If you give your cat love, you will get it in return.