“Feral” is a term for cats that have no home and wander the streets. 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.
To safely help an old cat feel comfortable, place a heated tile under its bed. You can heat a terracotta tile in the oven at 200 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. Keep this underneath your cat’s resting space for extra warmth. You can even switch it out every few hours.
When your female cat is old enough, you should have her spayed. This is true even if you think your cat is indoors only. One escape can lead to a lot of small kittens around! Your best bet is to have your female cat spayed.
In order to be sure your cat is healthy, take them to their vet regularly. Cats should go to a vet at least once each year for a check up, and more frequently for required shots. Make vet appointments immediately if your cat has a medical condition or has become injured.
Keep your cat from having a shocking experience by spraying electrical cords with bitter apple. Keep your cords covered if you feel like your cat is hellbent on chewing them. You can bundle loose cords together and place them inside paper towel rolls. Cats are drawn to wires and cords, so you should keep them out of sight and out of mind if they are not being used.
Keeping your cat off of the counter can be difficult. Cats like heights and like to see everything happening around them. Give them an alternative. Placing a cat tower by the kitchen can keep cats from getting on counters.
Crystals in the urine, an issue many male cats have, can be avoided with the proper food. It can be painful to pass these crystals and your vet bill will be priced accordingly. Let your cat have food that doesn’t have a lot of magnesium in it. Always read labels. Avoid fish products.
Cats are generally great with kids, though small kids may be too rough. It is important that you teach children how to properly interact with a new cat. Teach them what are appropriate activities and how to gently touch it. The bones of a cat are weaker than a dogs, therefore, they should be handled with care.
Provide your cat with a drinking fountain. Cats who are in the wild prefer to drink from running water, and this holds true for domestic cats, as well. Cats prefer to drink water that is streaming. You have perhaps noticed that your cat enjoys drinking from the running sink. Installing a drinking fountain for your cat is a more eco-friendly way to provide it with some running water.
You can now work against those stray cats and defend your residence. This article’s advice will point you in the right direction, so use it well. Of course, you have to remember that cats can be sensitive so they need to be carefully cared for. You might even take to one of the feral cats.