Why wouldn’t you save the life of an animal if you could? So many cats could use a great home. Simply bring one home, make a friend for the rest of the cat’s life, and use the advice in this article.
If your cat is older or sick, a heating pad may provide comfort. Simply heat a single foot cotta tile at 200 degrees between 15 and 20 minutes. Wrap it tightly in a towel and place it under the cat bed. This should be changed a few times a day to maximize comfort.
Be certain your cat has regular vet visits. They should have regular check ups annually, and more appointments should be made if they need to get important shots. If a condition, illness, or injury happens, your cat should be taken to the vet immediately.
You should get your cat a tagged collar, even if it is not legally required. Cats can travel far, and a tag will help you find the cat easier if they get lost. Have your phone number engraved on the tag.
Your cat can devastate your furniture with its claws. If your cat is ripping up and shredding your home, invest in a kitty tower or scratching post. Teach them to scratch on it instead of your belongings. Your cat will eventually understand they should only use the post or tower for scratching.
Generally, cats love to stay on the counter. Cats like to climb on things and a counter can look very inviting. One way to combat this behavior is to proved your cat with an elevated place it is okay to climb on. Your cat will not go on your counters if there’s a cat tower close to the kitchen.
Male cats sometimes have crystals in their urine, but this can be prevented with the right cat food. Your cat will experience considerable pain when he has to pass these crystals, and it’s not an easy (or cheap) problem for your veterinarian to fix. Try to find a cat food that has a low level of magnesium. Just as in the grocery store, take the time to read the labels. Foods that contain fish usually have more magnesium.
Try to figure out the cause if you find your cat meowing excessively. You need to learn what their meows mean. The cat might want something to eat, or just to go outside. By giving her the proper amount of attention you can better attend to her needs.
Is your home also the home of both a dog and cat? Dogs will generally try to eat the cat’s food whenever the opportunity comes along. Because of this, you should make the place that your cat food is in higher up so that the dog cannot reach it. This can prevent squabbles over water when their food is gone.
Be very careful about allowing children to be alone with a kitten. Kids under five should not be left alone with a pet. They aren’t mature enough in order to handle the potential dangers of a kitten. When they mature, they can spend alone time with the kitty.
Cats love high spots. To make your cat really happy, give it a place to safely survey its area. If a cat tree is not in your future, providing a stable shelving unit with no small items on it will do very well. You can even lay down a blanket to give your kitty some comfort.
Taking care of a cat is something that should make you proud. You are offering your love and your home to an animal desperately in need of it. Your cat and you will build a great bond relationship that will last a lifetime. Take care of your cat and your cat will take care of you.