Cats are a wonderful thing to behold. However, caring for a cat can be difficult if you are not well-informed about proper cat care. Feral cats are pests that can drive customers away from businesses, costing them a great deal of money.
Check out your local shelter if you are thinking about getting a cat. Shelters all over the country are crowded with marvelous cats, and most provide veterinarian care with the adoption fee. By adopting a cat from your local shelter, you will preserve a life and will do your part in controlling the cat population.
Cats love to squeeze into tiny spaces. Cats that wear collars are at risk should they become stuck somewhere cramped. A breakaway collar will let go if it is pulled on too tightly. Purchasing one could be the difference between whether your cat lives or dies when he gets stuck.
Keep a clean litter box. Like you, a cat will generally not use a bathroom that is filthy. Find a quiet area out of the way that the box can stay in, and don’t move it unless absolutely necessary. Scoop solids out a couple time of day. Make sure to dump the whole box, wash it with a gentle detergent, and refill it once a week.
Play with your cat using proper cat toys. Cats love toys that help them feel like the predators that they think they are. Try sticking with toys that help them dance around or jump. This can also help them use extra energy by pouncing on toys instead of people’s feet.
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.
Protect your cat from strangling by making sure the cords of curtains and blinds are secured and out of reach. When you make or purchase a dangly toy for your cat, be sure to supervise during play. Put the toy away if you will not be around to watch.
Be considerate of your cat’s preferences while traveling. Although you might enjoy jamming to your music, understand that cats prefer peace and quiet. Turn down the music and let the cat rest.
Seek the advice of others if you have a cat that’s giving you problems. Advice from other people can be very beneficial for you. You can also go on the Web and ask your question in a forum.
If you notice that your cat is not using the litter box as much as usual, you should go and take them to a vet right away. There are several health problems that can cause the cat to stop using the box. These issues include bladder problems, constipation and diarrhea.
You should now be able to step outside of your residence and defend against stray cats invading your yard. If left unchecked, stray cats can do a lot of damage. Of course, you have to remember that cats can be sensitive so they need to be carefully cared for. Perhaps you will fall in love with a feral cat.