Similar to people, cats need a balanced, healthy diet which is loaded with nutrients. With poor nutrition, your pet can become bloated and malnourished. These tips can help you prevent that.
You must always take your cat for regular vet check-ups. Your vet can give you an idea of your cat’s overall health, in addition to administering any shots it may need. Try to stay with the same veterinarian throughout your pet’s life. This will ensure they know the history of your cat well.
Cats are usually more active during the night. In other words, they’ll be up and about late into the night. Close your bedroom door if your cat is driving you nuts at night. This will prevent them from entering your sleeping space and awakening you.
You should be sure to place your pet’s litter box in a good location. Place the litter box away from high traffic areas. Additionally, the litter box should be placed away from your cat’s food and water. To minimize odors, keep it in a spot that’s well ventilated. Your cat and you will prefer this in the end.
Some male cats get urinary crystals, but this is preventable with proper diet. 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. Choose foods low in magnesium for your cat. The best way to find out is to read the label. Products including fish have a higher magnesium content then poultry based products.
Many times, cat meds can be purchased on the internet for less than they’d cost if you got them from your vet. If it’s an emergency, buying online may not be an option. However, if your pet gets regular prescriptions for a chronic or ongoing issue, you can often save up to 50 percent by shopping online.
While usually cats make great pets for kids, younger kids may be too rough with them. Make sure your child knows how to treat a cat. Children need to know how to hold a cat and what sorts of play a cat likes. A cat’s bones are not as strong as a dogs, and they should be treated more gently.
If you want to let your cat outside, think again. Letting your cat outside greatly increases his risk level. You cat can get fleas and contract diseases. Additionally, your cat is likely to be injured by cars or other animals. If they have to go outside, make sure it’s a small area like your lawn or backyard.
Do you have both a dog and a cat? Understand that dogs will usually eat cat’s food if they can. Therefore, your cat’s food bowl should be placed in a high location that is out of your dog’s reach. This will help prevent any fights that may occur between your animals.
Proper nutrition and diet is essential for a cat’s well being. If you cat eats too little, too much or eats a diet low in nutrients, it health can be adversely impacted. Do right by your cat and make sure it has a healthy diet.