Your Cat’s Health: Diseases To Watch For

Would you save an animal if you could? Millions of cats are out there and need a home. You simply have to adopt one, and the article below will teach you how.

You should not use products designed for other animals. Your cat will have a bad reaction to anything that has been specifically formulated for a dog. This warning applies to products for getting rid of fleas. Flea treatments made for a dog can be fatal to a cat. After getting the dog treated, keep the cat away for many hours.

If you replace an old scratching post, your cat may be unhappy with the new one. Save money on scratching posts. Wrap your old scratching post with some sisal rope to spiff it up. Your cat will be happy not to lose its favorite old post. You will save a little cash.

If you cat is pregnant is with babies, you can expect to have a lot of kittens on your hands. Create a comfortable place for the cat to deliver her babies somewhere in your home. Make sure the spot is big enough for the kittens to move around as they grow.

Whenever you take your cat anywhere, use a cat carrier. No matter how gentle your cat is, it could become frightened. If this happens, it could bolt off and be quickly lost, injured or killed. At the vet’s office, your cat will be safe from unpredictable animals if you use a pet carrier.

Do not allow your cat to be bored frequently. Cats require physical activity. But, too many cat owners fail to realize this. A bored cat may fall victim to depression, compulsive disorders or issued that can be harmful to their health. Give them enough space to exercise in, with fun toys to keep them entertained. Indoor cats will appreciate having a structure they can climb on or a dedicated scratching post.

Cats like to chase birds and catch them. This helps cats to build and deliver crucial hunting skills. But what if you have an indoor cat? You can find cat toys at the pet store that will help you simulate a bird flying around. Your cat will love it, and love you for it.

Consider getting your cat a scratching post. Scratching is something that comes extremely easy to cats; it is part of their nature. Don’t force your cat to play with it. Rather, interest him in it by spraying catnip spray on it, or by dangling a string from the top. Soon he’ll get the idea that it’s there for a reason!

Who says only dogs can do tricks? Cats are very intelligent and have the ability to learn as well, especially as young kittens. Some people train their cats to play fetch just like dogs do. There are even people who have successfully trained their cat to use a regular toilet, instead of a litter box.

You should feel proud about caring for your cat. You are giving a home to an innocent animal. Your cat and you will having a lifelong bond. Take care of them and they’ll care for you.