A cat is member of the family just like anyone else. You should do your best to keep them in good health and take good care of them. They can really affect a cat’s well being. The following techniques and tips can help you take care of your cat efficiently.
Cats are curious by nature, which can end up getting them into trouble. If your cat wears a collar they might get hurt, and stuck. Put a breakaway collar on instead. This could save your cat’s life!
Keep your older cat comfortable by placing a heated tile underneath its bed. You can do this simply with a terra cotta tile measuring a square foot. Heated in your oven around 200 degrees, it can be ready in as little as 15 minutes. Put it inside an old towel, then place it beneath the cat’s bed. Change it every couple of hours if desired.
If you own a female cat, make sure the cat is spade when she’s old enough. You may keep your cat inside, but she could still slip outside and become pregnant. Spaying a cat can prevent this.
Cats can really scratch up your home. If your beloved feline friend is shredding and damaging parts of your home, try investing in a cat tower or a scratching post. Teach your cat to scratch this instead of the legs of a couch or sofa. It doesn’t happen overnight but with some patience, you should be able to save your house from the claws.
Think about putting a microchip in your pet. Even an indoor cat can get the urge to run out of a door or leap through a window. Even if you put a collar or tag on your cat, be careful as they can wiggle out of these very easily and can be dangerous if they get caught on a foreign object like a tree branch. Microchips are as small as a rice grain and have all of your important contact information. All shelters and vets have scanners to ensure your cat gets home safely.
Use a tablecloth underneath your cat’s dish. Often cats prefer moving food from a bowl onto the floor to eat. This creates extra work since you must then clean up the leftover loose food. Place a piece of fabric or a place-mat under your cat’s bowl and then simply shake it over a garbage can for quick and easy clean up.
Cats have a love affair with heights. Make sure your cat has a safe place to play. If you’d rather not invest in a cat tree, simply use a large shelf or bookcase without any breakable items. For an additional treat, put a little bed or blanket in there, too.
Cats are able to pick up many different parasites. If you do not take action to ensure your cat’s health, the results can be disastrous for both of you. You can get rid of them and even prevent them when you use the featured methods. Your pet will be glad you did.