Popular poet T.S. He said that cats were designed in a way that a home depends on them, and that is a true statement in a way. Make sure that your cat is healthy so that it can stay energetic. Cats are definitely not the simplest creatures to share your home with. Consider these tips for how you can coexist with your pet.
Any drape cords should be hidden so the cat cannot grab hold of them. Cats love to play with hanging cords and this poses the threat of your cat hurting themselves or becoming entangled. This is an extreme choking hazard and should be prevented at all costs. Keep your drape cords pinned out of sight to prevent this.
Groom your cat. Cats require frequent brushing or combing. If yu do this quite often, it will help them stay clean. It helps your cats shed much less too, which keeps them from spitting those hairballs up. Keep your cat looking at its best by grooming it well.
A vet trip should happen for your cat yearly. Not only will a veterinarian give a general physical exam, he or she will also make sure they have necessary vaccinations. When you find a vet you like, stick with them. They’ll understand what your cat has been through.
If you own a female cat, it’s crucial to spay it at the appropriate age. Even if your cat is an indoor cat, if she escapes while she is in heat you might end up with a lot of kittens on your hands. Having your cat spayed is the only way to 100 percent prevent accidental litters.
You can also consider outfitting your cat with a chip so you can monitor its whereabouts. Even an indoor cat can get the urge to run out of a door or leap through a window. Tags and collars can help you cat return home, but cats can wiggle out of them or risk injury by snagging them on a tree branch or bush. Microchips are as tiny as a piece of rice and will tell people where the cat belongs. Many vets and shelters have scanners that can read these chips and since they lie under their skin, they won’t get lost.
Make sure your cat is not too bored. Cats need to exercise and play. Sadly, this can be easily overlooked. Boredom can beget illness. Give them time and space where they can exercise and toys they can play with. You need to provide your cats with something they can climb and scratch.
Avoid bladder crystals and stones by feeding high quality food. Passing crystals is very painful for your cat, and the vet’s bill will be painful for you. Feed cats food that’s low in magnesium. Just as in the grocery store, take the time to read the labels. Avoid fish products.
Make a tablecloth for your cats. Often cats prefer moving food from a bowl onto the floor to eat. This makes quite a mess. Something as simple as a place mat can help make cleanup easier.
You should think again before allowing your cat to go outside. This can be something that isn’t very safe for a cat. Your cat can pick up fleas, or worse. Other animals and vehicles could also injure your cat. When your cats go outside, keep an eye out to make sure they do not wander too far away.
Is there a dog in your home, as well as a cat? A dog will take any opportunity they have to eat your cats food. This is why it is necessary to have two separate feeding areas. This can also prevent unnecessary arguments between your pets over the water supply, once the food has been consumed.
Nothing about being a pet owner is simple. No matter how active your cat is, there is always room to improve our relationship with your pet. You’ll have your cat purring in no time.