Cats may be animals, but so many centuries of serving as domesticated pets has spoiled them. Cats today have become much more sensitive to the wild than the rest of the animal kingdom. Fleas, ticks, and other critters can quickly and quietly become a serious problem if your cat is outside often.
You never want to leave the cords of your drapes dangling down. Cats can potentially strangle themselves on these cords so it is important to protect your cat from this potential danger. This accident could trap or injure your cat, or even be fatal. To prevent this from happening, keep any drape cords pinned away from any eyes.
If you have multiple cats, save money on cat dishes by checking your local dollar store for salsa dishes. You can usually get a package of three for a dollar. These are sturdy and come in pretty colors. They look nice in your kitchen, and they are just the right size for cat food.
Make sure to keep your cat’s litter box clean at all times. Most cats do not like to use a dirty litter box, much like you would not want to use a dirty toilet. Scoop it at least once a day. Empty and give it a good cleaning once a week or more if needed.
Ensure that you groom your cat regularly and properly. Brush your cat’s fur often to help it be shiny and healthy. Doing it constantly can help you keep their coats clean. It also stops hairballs. A cat that is well-groomed is one that looks the best at home.
You should always bring your cat to a vet to make sure everything is okay. Not only will a veterinarian give a general physical exam, he or she will also make sure they have necessary vaccinations. Try using one veterinarian consistently. This way they will know your cat’s history the best.
If your cat is an outdoor cat or a cat that has a habit of getting outside, they need proper identification. The cat should have a safety collar and an ID tag. Safety collars that have elastic bands allow cats to get out of the collar if they get it caught on something. An ID tag or an implanted microchip can help your cat get returned if they’re lost.
Don’t try using dog food or products for your cat. It is possible that a dog’s product could cause a serious adverse effect on a cat. Be very careful with the flea products you use. Some products designed for dogs could be harmful to your cat. If you own a dog, and they’ve been given a flea treatment, you should separate them from your cat for a few hours.
The outside world doesn’t need to be a scary place for you or your cat. These tips should help keep your new pet safe from infections, poisonous wildlife, and other dangerous animals. If your cat can’t seem to escape some constant disturbance outside, it may need to spend more time indoors instead.