Cats are truly an amazing animals and are considered to be amazing pets to have. They’re perfect for people who are very busy. You can improve the quality and quantity of your cat’s years by following the guidelines below.
Keep your drape cords away from your cats. The cats will start playing with the cords and they can easily wrap around their necks. It may actually cause them some serious harm. Pin and hide drape cords to avoid this.
If you have a male cat, it is important to have him neutered before he goes into heat. When male cats start maturing, they will begin to spray around the house. It smells like ammonia and is hard to remove. Having your male cat neutered can help to prevent this from happening.
Choose a high quality food. The key to a healthy cat starts with nutrition. Take a look at the ingredients label. If you look at most “popular” commercial cat foods, you may be surprised to see the top ingredient listed is corn. Cats are carnivores, so look for a food with a real meat as the top ingredient. You may pay more up front, but these foods are often more nutritionally dense, meaning your cat eats less and the bag lasts longer.
Be cautious about using canine products on your feline friend. They can have very strong and possibly negative reactions to dog products. One product in particular to pay close attention to is any remedy for fleas and ticks. Flea products meant for dogs can seriously harm or kill a 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.
Have your kids help you take care of the cat. Assign daily jobs such as feeding the cat and cleaning the litter box. Not only will taking care of the cat teach them responsibility, it also gives you a break from these tasks. This means that you can spend more time cuddling with your cat.
Protect your cat from choking. Be sure to dispose of poultry and fish bones safely. Wrap them in a paper or plastic bag and put them in your outdoor garbage can with the lid tightly secured. Alternately, place them in a plastic bag and freeze them until garbage pick up day.
An inexpensive rubber welcome mat helps keep cat food off your floor. This is also a great tool to keep your cat from tracking litter out of the box. Black rubber mats cost about three dollars at dollar stores. Put your cat food dish on one and your litter box on another.
Do not assume that because a medication is okay for you to take, that it is safe for your cat as well. Many medications made for humans are lethal to cats, such as acetaminophen containing drugs and aspirin. Always check with your veterinarian before you give your cat anything.
Cats are wonderful pets due to their independence and intelligence. If you are responsible, you should educate yourself about caring for your kitty properly. Learn all you can to be the best cat owner possible. This can help your cat enjoy a greater life.