Treat Your Cat Well With These Tips.

 

Cats are frisky and fun loving, and as a cat owner, you might find yourself spending hours amusing yourself with their games. However, if you decide to own a cat, you need to educate yourself on proper cat-care ideas. These don’t need to be expensive, and some are even free. It doesn’t need to be costly to have a good time with your cat. Keep these tips in mind as you care for your cat in the best way possible.

Cats love to get into tight, small spaces. If they are wearing a collar this can pose a safety risk, in the event that your cat gets stuck. A collar that will breakaway is the best idea for safety. That’ll keep kitty safe.

TIP! If you’re thinking of getting a cat for a pet, you should look to the local shelter. There are so many great cats at shelters.

Never use a product on your cat that is intended for dogs. If you try to use products meant for dogs, it can make your cat sick, or even kill him. Flea products especially. Flea treatments made for a dog can be fatal to a cat. If your dog has been treated for fleas, keep him away from your cat for at least three hours.

Most cats are very nocturnal. It is likely that they will want to play while you are sleeping. Try closing the door if your cats are keeping you awake at night. This will keep the cats away while you’re trying to sleep because they won’t be jumping all over you.

Avoid bladder crystals and stones by feeding high quality food. A cat passing the crystals can be very hurtful with an expensive vet bill to boot. To stop this from happening, make sure your cat’s food doesn’t have much magnesium in it. Be sure that you read the label. Products including fish have a higher magnesium content then poultry based products.

TIP! You should make sure your cat stays groomed properly. Cats must be brushed and groomed frequently.

Check prices online for your cat’s medication to see if they are cheaper than at your vet’s office. When an emergency strikes, however, you may not have the option of buying medications on the Internet. But for routine medication purchases, you may find a discount of 50 percent online.

Consider all the options before you let your cat be an outdoors cat. Being outside all the time is not safe for a cat. Cats can become infected with fleas, ticks and ringworm. Your cat could be injured by other animals, people and vehicles. If you allow your cat outside, make sure you live in a reasonably safe area.

Are you the owner of both a dog and cat? Dogs will always try to eat a cat’s food. That’s why you should place your cat’s food in a place which is hard for your dog to reach. Doing this will also help you avoid fights over the water bowl.

TIP! Your furnishings and belongings can easily be ruined by a cat’s claws. Buy your cat a scratching posts to focus its attention off your furniture.

You are going to be having a great time with your cat now that you’ve read the tips here. Not all cats are the same, but these tips should work on yours. Your cat will live much longer when they are healthy, happy and active.

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