If you could save a cat’s life, would you? Millions of cats are out there needing a loving home. You only need to adopt one and take care of it, which is easy with the information provided in this article.
Keep your cat away from your drapery cords. These are not great play toys for cats. They can wrap around a cat’s neck pretty easily. This may hurt them or possibly cause death. Therefore, ensure that drape cords are pinned away from your cat’s reach.
Keep your older cat comfortable by placing a heated tile underneath its bed. A terra cotta tile heated in your oven on about 200 degrees and for 15 minutes will do. Wrap it in an old towel and put it under your cat’s bed or blanket. If you want, change it now and then so the warmth continues.
Spay your cat as soon as she is old enough. Even if she stays inside all the time, she could get out when in heat and end up pregnant. Having your cat spayed is the only way to 100 percent prevent accidental litters.
Never use any product intended for dogs on a cat. Your cat will have a bad reaction to anything that has been specifically formulated for a dog. This is especially true of flea products. Canine flea medications are strong and often made from a different formula than the feline version. They can cause death in cats. If you own a dog, and they’ve been given a flea treatment, you should separate them from your cat for a few hours.
Normally cats are nocturnal animals. This means nighttime is an active time for your cat. Keep your bedroom door shut if your cats make too much noise at night. This can keep them from waking you up at night and from pouncing on feet under the blankets.
Put your cats’ litter box where it is most acceptable to him. Put the litter box in a secluded area, and make sure that it is not near the cat’s food. Also make sure the area is well ventilated to keep the smell to a minimum. Both you and your pet will appreciate that.
Your cat needs love and attention. Cats need companionship as much as we do. Cats need a social life with people just like you do with other people. They want to feel like a valuable, happy family member, too.
A cat generally spends quite a bit of time grooming itself. If the cats hair is too long, this is what causes hairballs. There are foods which help combat this problem. Some foods contain extra oils and nutrients, specifically designed to prevent or diminish hairball concerns.
You should feel proud about caring for your cat. You’re offering your home and love to an animal that desperately needs it. The bond you have with your cat will last a lifetime. Care for it and it will care for you.