Cats are creatures that need to be occupied if they’re not sleeping. When left to their own devices, cats will scratch up your belongings and climb on your furniture. Prevent this from happening by investing in some cat toys. Learn about some of the best toys for cats in the following article.
If you have drape cords in your home, keep them away from your cats. Never let your cats play with drape cords, as they could seriously injure themselves. This could lead to a severe injury or even death. All drape cords should be fastened and kept away from any harm that might come to the cats.
Be sure your cat gets regular checkups at the vet. They should go in for a routine check-up at least once a year, possibly more if they need important shots. If you notice that your cat appears to be experiencing some sort of illness or injury, do not delay a trip to the vet.
Don’t use dog products on your cats ever. It is possible that a dog’s product could cause a serious adverse effect on a cat. Flea products can be especially harmful. Canine flea medications are strong and often made from a different formula than the feline version. They can cause death in cats. You should keep your cats and dogs separated after using a flea treatment.
If your cat is male, understand that he could develop crystals inside his urine, which can be very painful to him. Therefore, prevent this issue from occurring in the first place by feeding your cat the right type of food. Passing those crystals hurts and having this corrected by a vet is expensive. Choose foods low in magnesium for your cat. Be sure that you read the label. Avoid fish products.
Are you the owner of both a dog and cat? That dog will really love stalking (and eating) that cat food. You should keep your cat food away from the dog. The added benefit is that you will prevent fights over the other animals food and water when one of them runs out.
You should never punish your cat for not using the litter box. Improper box care on your part causes the mess, not the cat. Punishing your cat will make it afraid of being close to you.
Cats can sometimes have a lot of energy, and the best way to channel that energy is through toys. There are great ways to prevent cats from ruining your furniture and other belongings. Use the recommendations in this piece as you pick toys with which to occupy your cat.