You might have noticed that your cat is looking stressed and unhappy in your home. There is probably a very good reason for this. One of the most common reasons is because other cats are intruding into your home and ruining your cat’s safe environment. You’re not alone with this issue though, as a lot of cat owners have problems with other people’s cats. Particularly when they live in a busy area, that has a huge population of cats. Keep on reading though, to find out how to keep other cats from coming into your home.
Don’t Interact with Your Neighbouring Cats
You might be a huge cat lover and want to give every cat you come across a lot of attention. However, if that cat then learns that they can get affection or maybe even food in your house then they will keep coming back. You should never encourage a cat to come into your home, otherwise this might stress out your own cat. You don’t have to avoid all other cats completely, however, you should just try and stay away from stroking them particularly if you are close to your home.
It doesn’t just stop there though. If you have greedy neighbouring cats, then you should also make it a lot harder for them to find food in your house. If you put the food next to the cat flap, then the cats will find it quick enough. You should also not encourage your cat to come through an open window, as other cats might follow this behaviour and copy them.
Get a New Cat Flap
If your cat prefers having their food by the cat flap, then that’s fine. You can easily invest in getting a new cat flap. With today’s technology, you can easily get cat flaps which only allow your cat in and out. You can get one that opens with a magnet. However, to be more secure and make sure it does only allow your cat in, you should get a microchip cat flap.
Getting a microchip cat flap will help only allow your cat in. You can check out this article here about picking the best microchip cat flap if you are interested in getting one. These cat flaps will obviously only work if you cat is microchipped (and although it is not a legal requirement like dogs, you might want to consider it), however, they are the perfect solution to stopping introducers coming in. If your cat isn’t microchipped, then you could always look to getting a magnetic cat flap.
Fix Your Garden
If you can, you should look to making your garden more secure. You should try and make it as difficult as possible for neighbouring cats to get into your house. If you are unable to fully enclose your garden, then you should look to making your current boundary fences or walls difficult for cats to scale, as this might deter them from coming near your home.
These are only a few things that you can do to help keep other cats out of your house. The most important thing that you need to do though, is make sure that you cat is happy and feels safe in your home. Your cat wants to feel loved and this will be easily achievable if you give them a safe home. As a side note, if you do have a cat, then you might have noticed that your home has a lot more hair everywhere. This is a totally normal thing, particular when you have a pet living in your home and it is easily sorted. Just check out this article here about pet hair cleaning hacks for more information.