Cats are nearly everywhere, including feral cats that wander the streets all of the time. In most cities, a massive feline population exists split evenly between feral outdoors cats and well-kept household pets. Keep reading for some excellent advice about taking care of your pet.
Cats need a certain amount of grooming to stay healthy and presentable. Brushing is a very important component towards taking care of your cat. If you do this frequently you’ll be able to help the cat have clean fur. Having a clean fur coat helps reduce the amount of hairballs that get spit up around the house. A well groomed cat, then, is a happy and healthy cat.
A heated tile for underneath your cat’s bed can provide real comfort. You can do this simply with a terra cotta tile measuring a square foot. Heated in your oven around 200 degrees, it can be ready in as little as 15 minutes. Place it in an older towel and place it underneath of the feline’s bed. If necessary, you can change out the tile after a few hours to provide continued warmth.
Don’t use dog products on your cats ever. If you try to use products meant for dogs, it can make your cat sick, or even kill him. This particularly applies to flea products. When used on your cat, flea products for dogs can be lethal. Make sure to separate your cat from your dog after spraying.
You should get your cat a tagged collar, even if it is not legally required. Cats can range far from your home and the tag will help them find their way home. Be sure the name of your cat and your number can be found on the tag.
After reading this article, you should have a better understanding of your cat’s needs. Cats can attack your other pets, tear up gardens, or call for their friends. Obviously, cats are animals too, so they should still be handled carefully. Cats, whether feral or indoor, deserve a loving home.