Similar to people, cats have to eat healthy foods with nutrients. If they don’t, your cat runs the risk of becoming obese or malnourished. These tips can help you prevent that.
Remove the drape cords from visibility when a cat is in the house. Keep the cat away from these cords as they tend to form loops when the cat is playing around, and it could accidentally go around their neck and strangle them. This could kill them. All drape cords should be fastened and kept away from any harm that might come to the cats.
Local rescue organizations are a great place to look for a new pet cat. Many shelters have more cats than they can handle and the fees associated with adoption take care of vet visits. When you adopt a cat from a shelter, you save a life and help keep the cat population under control.
Good grooming is important for cats. A cat’s fur must be brushed or combed on a regular basis. If you brush cats on a regular basis, it will keep their coats clean and attractive. Having a clean fur coat helps reduce the amount of hairballs that get spit up around the house. A well-groomed feline looks great on their own, but also helps keep a home well-groomed too.
You should always bring your cat to a vet to make sure everything is okay. Cats need yearly shots and overall health assessments. Try keeping the same vet throughout your cat’s life. They will learn your cat’s history best.
To help your aging cat feel cozy, place a warmed tile under his bed. Allow a terra cotta tile to heat in an oven for 15 minutes at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Wrap it in an old towel and put it under your cat’s bed or blanket. This should be changed a few times a day to maximize comfort.
Have your cat see a vet frequently to keep good health. A routine check-up should happen annually, and more often if necessary shots are due. Cats need to be seen by a vet right away if there are injuries or health problems that don’t go away.
Never use any product intended for dogs on a cat. If you try to use products meant for dogs, it can make your cat sick, or even kill him. This will especially be true if it’s a product for fleas. Dog flea prevention products will kill your cat. If your dog has been treated for fleas, keep him away from your cat for at least three hours.
A cat’s diet is important to its overall health. A diet with an overabundance of bad food or even just minimal amounts of right foods can leave your cat unhealthy, unhappy and even dead too early. Do what is best for your pet and it will live a healthy and happy life.