Cats can sometimes be high maintenance. They are often mysterious from the moment they enter your home. However, with the right information, you can ensure your cat is properly cared for. The below article contains excellent advice on how to properly care for your cat.
Your cat needs to be groomed properly. You have to make sure your cat gets brushed or combed often. This helps them keep their precious coat properly clean at all times. It will also limit shedding and may cut down on hairballs. Grooming a cat properly will improve the appearance of your home and cat.
You should not use products designed for other animals. Cats usually react negatively to items made especially for dogs. When it comes to flea products this is particularly true. Your cat may die if you use dog flea products on it. If you own a dog, and they’ve been given a flea treatment, you should separate them from your cat for a few hours.
Put a collar on any cats which go outside. The collar and tag will make it easier to find the cat if it gets lost. The tag should contain at least the cat’s name and your contact information.
Spray bitter apple on electrical cords to keep cats away from them. If your cat still prefers to chew on cords, then you have to make sure they stay covered. You can do this by bundling them and tucking them in the cardboard rolls that are used for paper towels. Electronic items with tasty-looking, thin cords (video game controllers, phone chargers, and so on) should be stored securely when you’re not using them.
Cats can use their claws to destroy furniture and other parts of the house. If you want to prevent or stop your cat from scratching up your furniture, the best thing to do is buy a scratching post or kitty tower for them to climb in. When your cat scratches inappropriately, redirect him to the scratching post. This solution might take time to take, but it will help in the end.
Adore your cat! They are very loving animals and deserve affection back. Without love, cats may not socialize with your family. They’ll know they are accepted as members of the family if they get plenty of loving attention.
You will often find ways to save money on medication for your cat on the Internet instead of getting it from your vet. In an emergency, this won’t be much help, of course. If you are buying cat medicine often, you can usually save up to 50% online.
The advice you’ve read can help you care for your cat. Use these tips so your cat will be in better health and to ensure its needs are met adequately. Who knows? He may even start liking you. Maybe not.