Cats can make wonderful, loving pets. Without a proper diet, you cat may end up malnourished or overweight. This article will teach you how to properly care for your cat.
If your kitty is a female, make sure to plan a spaying once she is of age to breed. Even if you have an indoor female cat, if it escapes when it’s in heat it could get you a bunch of kittens you weren’t planning on having. If you want to prevent this, spay your cat.
Make sure your cat has a collar and tag if outside. Cats sometimes travel a bit when outside, and a tag prevents any mishaps due to your cat being lost. Even if the tag just has your phone number, it can be the difference between your pet coming home and being lost forever.
Do not allow your cat to get an electrical shock. Spray them with bitter apple, and they will stay away. If your cat still prefers to chew on cords, then you have to make sure they stay covered. Loose cords can be bundled and tucked inside old paper towel rolls. Electronic items with thin, tempting cords should always be put away when not in use.
Cats love heights. To make your cat really happy, give it a place to safely survey its area. If a cat tree is not your style, clear off a sturdy shelf that he can jump up on. For an additional treat, put a little bed or blanket in there, too.
Brush your cat’s coat often. Brushing can help to spread the natural oils and stimulate the skin’s blood flow. It can help decrease the amount of loose hair as well. This will help you to avoid hairballs, which may cause your cat to choke. Hairballs are caused when a cat grooms itself.
Rotate the variety of food you feed your cat. This will ensure that your cat gets a taste of many different foods.
You eat quality food, and if you want your cat to stick around a long time, they need quality food, too. Check out the ingredients, and make sure it includes protein, such as meat, as the first item in the list. Try avoiding foods that have non-protein elements like corn. Understand that your cat needs a lot of animal protein to stay healthy.
Keep a breakaway collar and tag on your cat. Even if it’s an indoor cat, this is important. Cats are curious creatures and an open door or window is likely to be explored. Make sure the collars have tags with your contact information and your veterinarian’s information as well. Also make sure to note any unusual medical requirements.
A long-haired cat comes with a great deal of extra care. Silky, long hair can be stunning, but that fur won’t look as pretty when it’s on your sofa, clothes, and carpet. You should not get a cat with long-hair unless you are ready to do a lot of cleaning. Long-haired cats also often have hairballs.
A good diet is very important to the overall health of a cat. When your cat is not properly cared for, its life span decreases significantly. Ensure your cat lives a healthy life with foods that are meant for them.