If you love sharing your home with a cat then you will want to make it as good a place for him to live as possible.
Thanks to some simple tips you can turn your house into cat heaven and treat your little buddy to a fantastic place to live. Wouldn’t that be great news for both of you?
Keep Him Safe
The very first point to consider is around how you can keep your cat safe at home. There are some common hazards in houses that you should be aware of.
These include dangerous cleaning liquids, open washing machines and any small spaces he could crawl into and get trapped in. You should also be careful if you have any plants that could potentially cause him harm if chews on them.
Of course, younger felines are more inquisitive and will want to explore everywhere that they can. As your cat gets older he should start to stay out of trouble more easily.
However, it is still necessary to give them the safest possible environment to live in. If you live in a tall building then don’t forget that cats can fall and seriously injure themselves, despite their fantastic reflexes.
Give Him Freedom
No matter where you live, your cat will want to get outside and explore. Ideally, you will live in an area which is safe for him to explore after dark.
However, even if it isn’t the most feline-friendly area, he will still want to be able to get out and about. It is especially important to consider this point if you are out all day and he is left home alone.
The first step towards giving him the freedom he craves is to add a cat flap to your home. This is an easy modification to make to your home and will allow him to enjoy an outdoors lifestyle.
Cats that get outside regularly to hunt and to play tend to be healthier and happier than ones that stay in home all day. Of course, if you are at home and can let him stay out all day long then that is even better.
Provide a Safe Resting Place
It is no secret that cats occasionally like to find somewhere comfortable to lie down and rest. Providing him with a place where he feels safe will allow him to relax and enjoy your home.
To do this you need to find a spot in the house where he feels comfortable and not under threat. For instance, he might not be able to relax if he is near a door that opens a lot or his cat flap.
You might need to try a few different spots before finding one he is happy in. Cats will generally be happier in high places where they can look out and view their territory with ease.
Give Him His Own Space
Finally, it is important to give your cat his own space, which is somewhere that he can always go back to whenever he wants to. If you are buying a new home then you can look for a spot for him before you even move in.
Careful planning may be needed here, as it is should be a spot that you don’t need to disturb even when visitors come over. If he has a place with his bed, his water dish and his toys in it then he will feel truly at home.
Making your cat feel at home by adapting the house to his needs is easier than you might think.
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