If you bring a cat in your home, you need to make sure your cat can thrive in its new living quarters. Beyond the basics of food and water, make sure you design your house with your cat in mind.

For example, create hiding spaces for your cat so it can feel safe and still look around the house. Add vertical spaces for your cat to jump and climb to expand the area your cat can explore. The more inviting you make your home, the more likely your cat will be happy so it can spend more time bossing you around and less time being bored by its surroundings.

To learn different ways to make your home friendly to a cat, click here.