The poet T.S. He described them as creatures that the house depends on, and there is some truth to that. A well behaved and healthy cat can enhance any household. Sometimes, cats are very difficult to live with. Consider these tips for how you can coexist with your pet.
If you have drape cords in your home, keep them away from your cats. Don’t let the cat play with them since they can jump into them or play with them and get them around their neck if they have loops. This could lead to a severe injury or even death. Be sure your drape cords are strongly secured.
Regular visits to the vet will make sure that you cat is as healthy as he can be. A routine check-up should happen annually, and more often if necessary shots are due. Cats should visit the vet right away if they are having any issues.
It can be tough to keep cats off the countertops. A cat will naturally want to be high enough to view everything around them. Provide your cat with a few high places it can uses. An excellent tool for preventing your cat from jumping on the counter is a cat tower that is in the kitchen.
Male felines tend to have a build-up of crystals that present in the urine, so you need to avoid this with proper nutrition. The cat is in pain passing the crystals, and the correction for this is costly. Feed your cat food that is low in magnesium. Check the ingredients list on the label. Fish-based foods usually contain more magnesium than poultry-based foods.
If you are traveling with a cat in tow, be aware of the noises in your car. You may like music loud and booming, but a cat will prefer lower volumes as their ears are more sensitive. To keep your cat calm and collected over the course of your trip, keep the stereo low – or perhaps off entirely.
Remember that very young children can be a bit too rough with a cat or new kitten. Make sure your kids understand how cats should be handled. Show them to pick up kitty gently and the types of activities which are appropriate. A cat’s bones are not as strong as a dogs, and they should be treated more gently.
Avoid letting your cat go outdoors. Your cat might not be safe outside. There is a chance your cat can contract fleas or perhaps something much worse. It can also be potentially hurt by cars, people or other animals. Cage in an area for a cat in your backyard if they must go outside.
Keep a breakaway collar and tag on your cat. This is important even if your pet lives indoors. Cats are curious by nature, and an open window or door invites exploration. Include your contact number along with the name of your veterinarian. This is very important if your pet is likely to get lost or has some medical needs.
Getting a second cat is usually beneficial to both, but you have to give the two cats a few weeks to get acclimated to each other. They may still hiss and growl when they are in the same room together. After a bit of time, you’ll have two cats that will tolerate, and possibly enjoy, each other.
Taking your cat to the vet regularly to get proper vaccinations and check-ups will ensure that your pet enjoys a long and healthy life with you. A kitten is not so different from a child. It needs properly-scheduled check-ups and immunizations to prevent medical complications down the road. Please consider your cat as a family member, and take good care of them.
If your cat stops using the litter box suddenly, take note. Abandoning proper litter box habits is often a warning sign of serious health problems in cats. A bladder infection is often at the root of the problem. Call the vet if your cat refuses to use the litter box.
Dogs wag tails out of joy. Cats may wag as well, but the meaning can be quite different. Tail-wagging in a cat usually means a conflict or that they’re deciding to flee or pounce regarding a situation. If while being held by you your cat’s tail begins to wag, you may want to put him down so that you are not scratched or hit.
Cat ownership can be challenging at times, but it is always rewarding. No matter how active your cat is, there is always room to improve our relationship with your pet. You’ll better your relationship in no time.