Nuture Your Pets: Cat Care Tips

Popular poet T.S. Eliot thought that cats were a core component of the household. A cat that is healthy and well-behaved can be great for any household. Sadly, it’s not always easy to co-exist with felines. Consider these tips for how you can coexist with your pet.

A heated tile can be positioned beneath the bed of a mature cat. Bake a one-foot tile made from terra cotta in the oven at 200 degrees F for around 15 to 20 minutes. Wrap it up in a towel and place it under where your cat sleeps. This should be changed a few times a day to maximize comfort.

If your cat is female, then ensure you spay her as soon as you can. While your cat may be an indoor one, there is always the possibility it can get out and you wind up with kittens one day. Having your cat spayed helps to control the pet population and will save you time and trouble.

Avoid using dog products on cats. Cats are known to have severe negative reactions when exposed to products designed for dogs. Flea products are a prime example. These dog flea products can even cause feline death. You need to separate your pets when you treat them for fleas.

Do not isolate the litter box in a distant place. Try and put it in an isolated area away from the cat bowl. Also, minimize the smell by making sure it is a well ventilated area. Both you and your cat will be happier.

Try as hard as you can to understand the reason your cat meows at you. After you have coexisted with a pet cat for a long while, you are sure to figure out its meowing patterns. It may be a sign your cat needs food, or needs to be let outdoors. You should pay attention to these cues and you will eventually learn to decipher them.

Brush your cat’s coat often. This helps spread out the cat’s natural oils in their fur and stimulates blood flow in the skin. In addition, it helps to reduce loose hair. Doing so reduces the occurrence of hairballs, which are a choking risk. It also benefits the cat’s stomach by reducing the animal’s need to clean itself.

Give high quality canned food to your pet cat. While dry food is less costly, the canned food has added benefits. Canned foods are also richer in fat, proteins and will help hydrate your cat. It’s easier for older cats to chew as well. You should ask your vet for some recommendations if you are not sure what kind of food to get.

Make sure your cat has identification and a collar all the time. This is essential, even for indoor pets. A naturally curious cat will readily wander out an open door or window. The tag should have your phone number on it. This is particularly important if you have a cat with medical needs.

Although owning a cat isn’t a easy process, the rewards are great. No matter what type of cat you have, these tips will assist you in a more positive experience with your pet. Before long, your cat will spend more time purring and less time complaining.