The Proper Care And Handling Of A Pet Cat.

 

There is a lot that goes into owning a cat. Cats require different grooming techniques than dogs. It takes a little extra attention to keep them looking their best. Read on to find more things cat owners should know.

Move any drape cords out of a cat’s reach. The cats will start playing with the cords and they can easily wrap around their necks. 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.

TIP! Cats enjoy finding small spaces to fit into. A collar can be a dangerous thing to wear in such a place.

Cats like to get into all sorts of small spaces. A collar can become a liability if your cat is especially adventurous. Put a breakaway collar on instead. This will allow your cat to live another day if it gets tangled up.

Do not allow your cat to get an electrical shock. Spray them with bitter apple, and they will stay away. If your cat likes to chew cords, hide the cords as best you can. The tube from a used-up roll of paper towels makes an excellent shield for loose cords. Electronic items with thin, tempting cords should always be put away when not in use.

Think about having a microchip inserted in your cat. One day, your indoor cat might leave through an open door or get outside through an open window. Although they provide the information needed to find your beloved pet, they can also accidentally get caught or even be wiggled out of. Microchips are very small, approximately as large as a single grain of rice. Although they are small, they can hold your entire contact information. Most shelters have a scanner that can pick up the facts located inside the chip.

TIP! If you have a female cat it is important to have her spayed once she becomes old enough. You may believe that this is unnecessary if your cat stays inside all the time; however, cats almost always find a way to get outside, especially when they are in heat.

When it comes to litter boxes, placement is everything. Put the litter box in a secluded area, and make sure that it is not near the cat’s food. To minimize odors, keep it in a spot that’s well ventilated. This will make you and your cat happy.

Make sure that you never neglect your cat. They give us love, and we need to return it to them. Like most folks, cats have the need to socialize to feel like part of the family. They want nothing more than to be an integral part of your family.

Avoid bladder crystals and stones by feeding high quality food. Just like kidney stones, these crystals are painful and vet bills are pricey. Let your cat have food that doesn’t have a lot of magnesium in it. Always read labels. Products that contain fish are normally much higher in magnesium over ones containing poultry.

TIP! If a cat is outdoors frequently, they need a collar that has a tag. This can help if your cat becomes lost while wandering in the great outdoors.

Cats enjoy being in high places. To keep your cat happy, offer him a spot of his own up high where he can survey his kingdom. You can give your cat on a shelf to accomplish this. You could even place a small bed or blanket on the shelf to make your cat feel more comfortable.

You cannot teach a cat to use a litter box. This is natural to them and does not need to be taught. Some thing that rubbing a cats paws in litter is smart, but it can actually cause them mental trauma.

Brush your cat at regular times. This keeps the fur well oiled and the skin healthy. Also, it helps manage loose hair. This will help you to avoid hairballs, which may cause your cat to choke. Hairballs are caused when a cat grooms itself.

Litter Box

Don’t get mad at your cat if it urinates outside the litter box. Your cat probably did not use the litter box because it is not well taken care of. Punishments given to the cat will just make him or her less willing to be around its owner going forward.

A well-cared-for cat is a happy cat. Remember that grooming is essential in order to keep your cat healthy – and happy, too! Any love and care you give your cat is appreciated by them. These tips can be used to make your cat happy.

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