Similar to people, cats have to eat healthy foods with nutrients. Without these basic needs, you could have an unhappy and unhealthy cat. These tips can help you prevent that.
Small places are spots cats love to get into. A collar can become a liability if your cat is especially adventurous. A breakaway style collar will literally “break away” if pulled too tight. This could save your cat’s life if the collar gets caught in some branches.
Get your cat to a vet on a regular basis for the best health possible. They should go in for a routine check-up at least once a year, possibly more if they need important shots. Cats need to see a vet right away if they have health issues, injuries or conditions that require immediate attention.
Be cautious about using canine products on your feline friend. Cats are not the same as dogs, and products meant for dogs can make cats very ill. When it comes to flea products this is particularly true. Your cat can die when exposed to flea prevention items made for dogs. In truth, your cat needs to be kept a distance from any dog just flea-treated for the first few hours.
Put a collar on any cats which go outside. The collar and tag will make it easier to find the cat if it gets lost. The tag should contain your name and number for contact purposes.
Spritz a little bitter apple on electrical cords to protect your cats. Cords should be covered, especially if your cat tends to chew on them. Hide those loose cords and keep them out of sight in no longer needed paper towel rolls. Store electronics when they are not in use rather than leaving them plugged in.
You may want to have a microchip put into your car. Even a house cat may end up lost outside, no matter how careful you are. Tags and collars may be able to help you get your cat back, but cats can sometimes take these things off or they could get hung up on a tree or something. A microchip is tiny, similar in size to a single rice grain and capable of holding plenty of information. Many vets and shelters have scanners that can read these chips and since they lie under their skin, they won’t get lost.
Be sure to show your cat affection as much as possible. Cats provide warmth and affection, and they also require the same from you. Cats need social time with the family just like people do so that they know that they are valued. A cat can feel that he is a valuable, cherished part of their household.
If you have to travel with a cat you should remember their ears. You may be tempted to blast your favorite songs at top volume. Cats, on the other hand, would probably prefer that you didn’t. Therefore, try to turn down your music or keep if off altogether so your cat has a better trip.
Try as hard as you can to understand the reason your cat meows at you. Learning about your cat’s meows will be easier the longer you know her. The cat may want something to eat or to get let out. You’ll learn her cues quickly.
Diet is a very significant factor in the health of your cat. If your cat doesn’t eat right it’ll be in bad shape. It may even reduce life expectancy. Ensure your cat’s longevity and health by providing it with the food it needs.