Similar to humans, cats should have a good diet full of nutrients. Without a proper diet, you cat may end up malnourished or overweight. Continue reading to learn more about cat care.
Create a warm bed for an outdoor or feral cat by lining a banana box with a thick layer of newspaper. Cut a piece of Mylar to fit the bottom of the box. Put another layer of newspaper on top. Add a warm blanket. Place the whole box inside a dog house or under a porch where it can’t get wet.
If you have multiple cats, save money on cat dishes by checking your local dollar store for salsa dishes. You can usually get a package of three for a dollar. These are sturdy and come in pretty colors. They look nice in your kitchen, and they are just the right size for cat food.
Clip your cats nails regularly. Cats do have to scratch. However, when cats scratch, their nail sheaths come off and their sharp, pointy claws are exposed. Clipping your cat’s claws every two to three weeks keeps them blunt and helps keep harm to furniture, humans, and other pets to a minimum.
Keep your cat active and entertained to avoid boredom. Your cat needs plenty of exercise. The unfortunate thing is that many owners of cats don’t realize this. Cats who become bored often have issues that can affect them in a big way. Some of these issues are obesity due to eating out of boredom, OCD issues, fighting with other pets and depression. Give them toys they can play with, play with them yourself, or at the least give them room to exercise. A scratching post is a valuable toy to put in your home.
If you don’t want your cat to scratch up furniture, try filling a small spray bottle with water and spritzing your cat whenever he tries. Cats generally avoid water altogether for reasons no one is sure about, so he will not like this. Eventually he will stop scratching to avoid getting sprayed.
Is your cat constantly destroying your toilet paper? Make sure that your bath tissue is stopping it from rolling over the top. You can also make or buy a toilet paper cover. These covers are not expensive and will save you money if your furry friend insists on playing with your tissue.
There needs to be set boundaries with your children and a new kitty. Let them know which rooms and areas your cats should not be in. Make sure that your children know if the cat is strictly an indoor cat. Your children will be able to understand the rules more easily if they know them ahead of time.
Use your cat to teach your children responsibilities. A pet demands care that the whole family can participate in. Each child can take different day to feed the cat, for instance. Same thing for litterbox care. You can make a schedule and post it on the refrigerator. Then, everyone knows what they are responsible for.
Your cat’s diet is very important to the overall state of his health. Eating the wrong foods or not eating enough or too much can shorten your cat’s life span. Ensure your cat lives a healthy life with foods that are meant for them.