Cats are often curious and temperamental. They may seem like they’re not interested in you one day and that they love you the next. Their odd behaviors might be confusing, but their loving natures are a lot of fun to have around. The following advice will help you care for your pet.
Cats are curious by nature, which can end up getting them into trouble. A collar can be a dangerous thing to wear in such a place. Collars designed to release when sufficient force is applied (“breakaway” collars) are a great idea. This kind of collar can turn a potentially-dangerous situation into a merely exasperating one.
Deter your cat from chewing on inappropriate things by using bitter apple. Cat can sometimes chew on cords, and they should be covered to prevent this. You can do this by bundling them and tucking them in the cardboard rolls that are used for paper towels. The cords on electronics should be hidden as well.
You have to place a litter box correctly. It should not be placed in a high traffic area, and it should be far away from the cat’s food. To prevent a strong stench, be sure this space is well-ventilated. Your cat is certain to appreciate a litter box that is put into a good location.
Male cats may develop crystals in the urine, which usually occur as a result of a poor diet. A cat passing the crystals can be very hurtful with an expensive vet bill to boot. Let your cat have food that doesn’t have a lot of magnesium in it. Check the ingredients list on the label. Fish-based foods usually contain more magnesium than poultry-based foods.
A tablecloth for the feeding area can be quite useful. Cats often like to remove food from their bowl to eat it off to the side. This may make a big mess that you need to clean up. Use a placemat under your cat’s bowl or cut some fabric to create a small tablecloth. Shake the placemat or cloth over the garbage regularly.
Do you own a dog and a cat? Keep in mind that the two animals have separate dietary needs, and dogs will try cat food if given the chance. Because of this, you should keep your cat’s food in a high spot that your dog won’t be able to reach. Doing this will also help you avoid fights over the water bowl.
It’s important to let your cat see where you place the litter box, but it’s not always a good idea to force your cat to learn how to use it. This is the sort of thing which flows naturally. A lot of people think that rubbing a cat’s paws in its litter box may help them, but in reality, it can be damaging to them.
Cats aren’t easy to understand, but they sure are loving. Allow the advice this article contains to help guide you on a path to a happier life for you and your pet. A well cared for cat can be a true joy and can be the beginning of a great friendship.