Cat Advice To Help You With Them
Cats have been a longtime human companion. They’ve been the focus of books, TV shows and even theater plays. It’s clear why this is; cats believe they are the boss. In this article, you’ll find some advice that will help you properly raise your cat.
Make sure your cat is always groomed. You can regularly brush or comb your cat. This can keep them clean. Removing excess hair also reduces shedding and can prevent hairballs. A well-groomed feline looks great on their own, but also helps keep a home well-groomed too.
An outdoor cat must always wear a tag on its collar. This can help if your cat becomes lost while wandering in the great outdoors. The tag should have at least the pet’s name and the number where you can be reached.
Deter your cat from chewing on inappropriate things by using bitter apple. If this does not work, make sure you cover the cords. If you have loose electrical cords, you can bundle them up and stow them away in a cardboard tube (think toilet paper or paper towel rolls). Cats are drawn to wires and cords, so you should keep them out of sight and out of mind if they are not being used.
It can be hard to stop your cat from coming on your counters. After all, cats prefer to stay high so that they can keep an eye out on everything. To help prevent your cat from doing this, you can establish tall places specifically for your cat. Your cat will not go on your counters if there’s a cat tower close to the kitchen.
Have your cat chipped so you can find him if he runs away. Even an indoor cat can get the urge to run out of a door or leap through a window. Even if you put a collar or tag on your cat, be careful as they can wiggle out of these very easily and can be dangerous if they get caught on a foreign object like a tree branch. You can use a microchip instead; you can store your contact information in the chip and it will not bother your cat. Most vets and all shelters can scan these chips to get your contact information and there is no risk of losing the chip.
Crystals form in urine from male cats. This can be prevented with good food choices. Passing these crystals is painful and the vet bill to have this corrected is expensive. Let your cat have food that doesn’t have a lot of magnesium in it. Consult the ingredient list. You will notice that fish-based foods and products are higher in levels of magnesium than anything sourced from poultry.
Your cat probably believes that it is the head of the household. When you use these tips, you can better your cat’s life and yours. One of the reasons cats are such a popular pet is because they’re so rewarding, and the tips above will help you get more out of your relationship with yours.