Cats aren’t simple to please. At times, it can be difficult to understand what cats are thinking. However, with the right information, you will have an easier time taking care of your cats, even though they are hard to please. Read on for ideas and insights for caring for your feline friend.
Remove the drape cords from visibility when a cat is in the house. Whenever cats jump on these cords, they might get tangled up in them. This could even choke them to death. It is highly recommended that you keep all drape cords pinned in such a way that the cat can’t see them so as to prevent any accidents.
Check out the shelter when adopting a cat. There are so many great cats at shelters. The fee you will have to pay typically includes vet care. A cat gets a new chance at life and the cat population stays in check with adoption.
If you have an outdoor cat, be sure he or she has a tagged collar. Cats can range far from your home and the tag will help them find their way home. The tag should have at least the pet’s name and the number where you can be reached.
It is a good idea to microchip your cat. Even indoor cats get out sometimes. Although they provide the information needed to find your beloved pet, they can also accidentally get caught or even be wiggled out of. A microchip will hold the contact information to reach you and it’s only about as big as a piece of rice. Most vets and all shelters can scan these chips to get your contact information and there is no risk of losing the chip.
Cats appreciate all the affection you can give. They want warm companionship since that’s what they provide to you. Like most folks, cats have the need to socialize to feel like part of the family. They probably would like to feel as though they are a wanted part of the family.
Male felines tend to have a build-up of crystals that present in the urine, so you need to avoid this with proper nutrition. Passing these crystals is painful and the vet bill to have this corrected is expensive. Make sure your cat’s food is not high in magnesium. Just as in the grocery store, take the time to read the labels. Foods that contain fish usually have more magnesium.
Give high quality canned food to your pet cat. While dry food is less costly, the canned food has added benefits. Canned food generally provides more nutrients, protein and fat as well as liquids. Canned food is much easier to chew for older cats. Canned food is usually a great option for your cat, but talk with your vet.
The advice above will aid you in caring for your cat. Use this article to ensure that you are fulfilling your cat’s most basic needs, as well as its need for love. If you do, you might see a positive change in your cat’s behavior. Well, perhaps!