Like people, cats require balanced diets with good nutrition. Without a proper diet, you cat may end up malnourished or overweight. Read the piece that follows to understand the proper diet for cats.
Grooming is an essential part of your cat’s care. Remember to brush your cat’s fur and comb it regularly. This will keep them sterile and aesthetically pleasing. In addition, it helps decrease shedding, which results in less hairballs. A well groomed cat, then, is a happy and healthy cat.
Never use a product on your cat that is intended for dogs. Cats often have negative reactions to dog products. This warning applies to products for getting rid of fleas. When used on your cat, flea products for dogs can be lethal. Make sure to separate your cat from your dog after spraying.
Your cat needs a collar and tag if it goes outside. This way, if your cat gets lost and is found by a stranger, that person will know how to contact you. At least put your phone number and pets name on the tag.
Spray bitter apple on electrical cords. If your cat is especially intent on chewing cords, keep them covered as much as possible. An inexpensive way to hide electrical cords is to thread them through used paper towel rolls. Put your electronics away so your cat is not tempted to chew on the cords.
A cat can do a lot of damage to your furniture with its claws. If your couch is starting to look like it’s been put through a shredder, it’s time to invest in a nice scratching post or cat tower. Redirect your cat to the scratching post when they start to go after your furniture. Catnip can be put in the posts or on the tower to help train the cat to use it. Eventually it will cause you less of a headache.
Think about getting a microchip implanted in your cat. Even cats who live completely indoors may someday decide to bolt out the door or escape out of a window. Collars and tags can help get your cat home, however cats are experts at wiggling out of these, not to mention the risk they pose if they were to get snagged on a bush or tree branch. A microchip will hold the contact information to reach you and it’s only about as big as a piece of rice. Nearly all veterinarians and shelters now have scanners capable of reading the information on these chips, and since they are under the skin, there is no chance of the chip getting lost.
A good diet is very important to the overall health of a cat. Your cat will live longer and be in better shape when you feed the right foods and avoid overfeeding. Do what is best for the cat and provide good food.