Cats can sometimes be high maintenance. You need to get to know your pet better and do your best to keep it happy and healthy. But, when properly educated, it's easier to care for them. These tips will keep your cat both happy and healthy.
Keep your drape cords away from your cats. The cats will start playing with the cords and they can easily wrap around their necks. This may hurt them or possibly cause death. Make sure drapery cords are kept back to avoid this.
Regular vet visits are very important for your cat's health. Most vets recommend yearly check-ups. If the animal requires certain vaccinations, more visits are necessary. Cats should visit the vet right away if they are having any issues.
If your thinking about allowing your cat to go outside, you may want to reconsider. There are many dangers to your cat outside. Your cat may get fleas or have other problems. Additionally, your cat is likely to be injured by cars or other animals. If you must let your cat outside, do so in a very small area of your backyard or lawn.
It's not easy to keep cats off counters. Cats enjoy heights, as they can monitor events from their perch. Therefore, you should create high areas for resting. A cat tower near the kitchen will ensure that cats won't lay on your counter.
Are you the owner of both a dog and cat? A dog will take any opportunity they have to eat your cats food. Because of this, you should make the place that your cat food is in higher up so that the dog cannot reach it. This also makes sure that the two don't fight over water.
You can often find better deals for cat medicine online rather than buying them from the veterinarian. In emergency situations, buying online may not be a good option. The savings can amount to almost 50 percent on regularly prescribed medications.
High areas are ideal for cats. For a happy cat, make sure you establish a safe environment for them to scan their surroundings. If a cat tower is not ideal, a simple shelf that does not have any breakable items can work. The cat will especially enjoy it if you put a blanket on top.
Cats enjoy climbing on things. Your cat will appreciate being on top of a cupboard, fridge or anywhere they can surrey their environment. If a cat tree is not your style, clear off a sturdy shelf that he can jump up on. You can even lay down a blanket to give your kitty some comfort.
Do not discipline your cat if it makes a mess outside its litter box. When this occurs, it is probably just a sign that the litter box wasn't properly taken care of. If you punish your cat for this, it will fear you later in the future.
When dogs are excited their tails wag from side to side. While cats are also prone to tail wagging, they do it for very different reasons. When a cat is wagging its tail, it's actually feeling threatened and mulling over the classic question of fight or flight. If a cat you are holding starts flicking his tail, then it is time to put him down.
Try putting sticky tape on the furniture if your cat decides to scratch it. Cats naturally like to claw things and often your furniture is what they use. The tape will help prevent this. Certain pet stores even sell this type of tape for this reason. You should also provide your cat with a scratching post or a tower it can use instead of your furniture.
Parasites can be a problem for your cat, just like most cats. A parasitic problem will not fix itself. You can eliminate them and prevent their return if you use these recommended methods. Use them to better your cat's life.
edit @ 13 Jun 2014 12:02:58 by politicalinteri35