Pets

Tips and tricks to care for your cat

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There are some purchases that are worth spending an extra dollar and what your Cat eats is definitely one of them. The difference between “good Food” and “cheap Food” is phenomenal. Just keep buying natural, healthy Foods from the start and you’ll never have to worry about a fussy kitty.

Keep an eye on the amount of Treats you give your Cat. Just like humans, Cats can easily overeat junk food. This can cause them to gain weight and can lead to some health problems, such as heart problems and diabetes. If you give your Cat Treats, give him a small amount and make it something special instead of a regular routine.

Do not use medications intended for a Dog on a cat. This is especially important for topical medications. Cats do their own cleaning, and if a Dog medication is used on a cat, your pet may ingest it. There are some medications that work for both cats and dogs, but only use them if cleared by your vet.

Create a tablecloth just for your cat. Some cats like to take their food out of their bowl and eat it next to their bowl. This habit means you’ll end up with cat food on the floor to clean up. Place a piece of cloth or placemat under your cat’s dish and then simply shake it over a trash can for quick and easy cleanup.

Seriously think about spaying or neutering your cat. Your vet can give you the pros and cons of both, but if you plan to keep your cat for a long period of time you should consider this operation. Cat overpopulation is a real problem and you can do your part.

If you have more than one cat, it’s a good idea to give each one their own bowl. Place them separately so that each cat has its space. If you provide only one bowl for the cats to share, the larger cats may bully the smaller ones.

Cats’ curiosity often puts them in risky situations. Something as simple as a collar, window handle, or phone cords can cause your pet to get hurt or even die. These items should be tied down securely so that they are not a source of temptation for your inquisitive pet. Many childproofing aids work just as well for your kitty.

Entertain your cat with simple “toys” made from household objects. Many cats enjoy exploring boxes, such as those containing 12-packs, small appliances, or other items. Before allowing your pet to play with a box, you must ensure that the animal cannot become trapped in small openings or tight spaces. This would be dangerous and very scary for your pet!

If you’re tempted to fill up on trash to cut down on cleanups, think again. Some people believe that the more kitty litter they use, the longer they can go between emptying the litter box. Actually, this is a waste of your garbage! Many cats refuse to use a litter box with more than 2 inches of litter in the bottom. Some prefer to dig to the bottom of the box before doing their business.

It may seem like a lot for one animal, but you should groom your cat as often as possible.Combing the hair helps prevent the cat from licking the loose fur and creating a hairball to spit out later. Different cats shed at different rates and some require much more maintenance than others.

Don’t leave your washer or Dryer door open if you have cats. This is a place where cats love to crawl and nap, but it can be very dangerous. You don’t want to turn the machine on and then find out your cat is there. It will be very scary for them and may cause an injury.

Sometimes it seems like your cat is sleeping all of his 9 lives, however this is perfectly normal. It is not uncommon for cats to sleep up to 16 hours a day, and even more. Much of their sleep is light, an instinct that keeps them ready in case a predator is nearby. About 25 percent of their sleep is deep, in which they dream and conserve energy. Cats love to sleep, a lot!

When you’re looking to finally adopt a new Kitten, but don’t want to spend a lot of money on an expensive bloodline, you should investigate your local shelters. Most animal shelters offer dogs and cats that urgently need homes, regardless of inheritance or cost. You may be able to find a similar jack at a different cost.

All cats are unique and some cats prefer different types of food than others and nothing is more difficult to please than a fussy feline. As you get to know your pet, experiment with different foods and Treats until you learn what he likes and doesn’t like to eat. Both of you are likely to enjoy some of the same foods.

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