Just like many other types of pets, a cat has needs that the responsible owner must attend to. The grooming methods you use on dogs or other animals won’t necessarily work for your cat. You need to brush them, but not bathe them often. This article contains suggestions on how to groom your cat.
If your cat is female, you need to get it spayed at the proper age. Even if you have an indoor female cat, if it escapes when it’s in heat it could get you a bunch of kittens you weren’t planning on having. Getting your cat spayed is the best in regards to prevention.
Dog products shouldn’t be used on cats. If you try to use products meant for dogs, it can make your cat sick, or even kill him. This happens a lot with flea products. Some products designed for dogs could be harmful to your cat. If you treat your dog for fleas, make sure you keep the cat away for several hours following the application.
Prevent your cat from chewing on electrical cords by spraying bitter apple on them. If this does not work, make sure you cover the cords. You can take loose cords, bundle them up, and stick them inside the tube from an old roll of paper towels. Put away electronics that have tempting, thin cords when you’re not using them.
Never let a cat become bored. Your cat needs plenty of exercise. Unfortunately there are too many cat owners who don’t properly exercise their cats. A bored cat runs the risk of developing depression and obsessive compulsive disorders that may harm them or something in your home. Make sure you give them lots of toys and room to play. A scratching post is a valuable toy to put in your home.
Male cats sometimes have crystals in their urine, but this can be prevented with the right cat food. A cat passing the crystals can be very hurtful with an expensive vet bill to boot. Choose a cat food with low magnesium content. Take a look at the food’s label. Poultry-based foods are generally lower in magnesium than fish.
Create a little tablecloth for your cat. Sometimes cats like to take food out of the bowl and eat it to the side of the bowl. This can result in a mess that needs to be cleaned up. You can also use any type of mat underneath your cat’s eating apparatus to reduce the mess.
You should think again before allowing your cat to go outside. Cats come to harm outside every day. Cats can attract fleas and other parasites. It could be injured via a vehicle or another animal. When your cats go outside, keep an eye out to make sure they do not wander too far away.
You cat will look much better after it has been well groomed. In order to ensure a healthy looking cat, you’ll have to give it the grooming that it needs. Whatever grooming you do will be appreciate by the cat. Apply the advice in this piece, and make sure your cat is groomed regularly.