Like people, cats require balanced diets with good nutrition. If you cat doesn’t get taken care of properly, health issues could occur. Read on for more tips on caring for your cat.
Never let your cat experience frequent boredom. Cats require physical activity. But many cat owners ignore that need. Bored cats can suffer from depression, extreme compulsive disorders, and other harmful issues that can negatively impact their overall health and well-being. Give them plenty of room to exercise and a wide selections of toys. An indoor cat needs a good scratching post.
You might find that your cat sleeps all day and wants to be active at night. Your cat will probably be very active during the night. If you find that your nocturnal kitties are waking you up in the middle of the night, the solution may be as simple as closing the door to your bedroom. This will keep the cats away while you’re trying to sleep because they won’t be jumping all over you.
It is likely that your feline friend enjoys grooming his fur. Long hair encourages hairballs. There are special foods that can ease this issue. They help the hair pass through by breaking it down.
Try to figure out why your cat makes meowing sounds. After a while, you’ll start to recognize what some of the noises your cats makes mean. The cat may want something to eat or to get let out. Getting to know your cats cues will help you to interpret her meows.
Be sure to brush or comb your cat’s fur on a regular basis. This will help spread the natural oils within their fur while stimulating their skin’s blood flow. As an added bonus, it cuts down on loose fur. This can reduce hairballs which can be harmful to a cat and build up in their stomachs.
Splurge on your cat’s food. Pay attention to the ingredient list on any food you feed them. Protein needs to be one of the very first items on the list, while fillers like corn and other grains should be avoided. Avoid brands that use non-meat fillers like corn. The main part of a cat’s diet should be meat protein, so his cat food should be mostly real meat.
You need to provide your cat with a drinking fountain. Cats who are in the wild prefer to drink from running water, and this holds true for domestic cats, as well. Cats seem to like a water stream better. In fact, some cats prefer running sink water to their own water bowls. A drinking fountain will be good for the environment and can help the cat to enjoy its water more.
Getting a second cat is usually beneficial to both, but you have to give the two cats a few weeks to get acclimated to each other. They may swat at each other or hiss; that’s nothing to be concerned about. However, cats should eventually learn to co-habitate properly.
A good diet is very important to the overall health of a cat. If you cat eats too little, too much or eats a diet low in nutrients, it health can be adversely impacted. Choose the cat food you use for your pet very carefully.