Cats can at times require extensive grooming. You don’t groom a cat the same way you would a dog or another type of pet. You must take additional care to ensure they remain clean and well groomed. Read on for useful tips for cat care.
Groom your cat. Regular combing and brushing is usually all that is required. This will keep your cat’s coat clean. It’s also helpful in reducing how much cats shed and how often they spit out those dreaded hairballs. Keeping a cat well groomed basically helps keep them looking their best, along with your home.
Cats really enjoy squeezing into any and all small spaces. If they have to wear a collar then there may be a risk because your cat could end up getting stuck. A breakaway collar is a good option since it will break if your cat pulls on it. That’ll keep kitty safe.
Part of caring for your cat is taking it to regular veterinarian checkups. Your cat should always go to the vet for a check up, especially if they need shots. Cats should go to a vet immediately if they have any conditions, health problems, or injuries that need to be tended to right away.
Cats can really scratch up your home. If you find your cat tearing up things around your home, buy a scratching post or cat tower. Give them some encouragement and let them know it is okay to scratch that. It may take some time and some corrections, but it can usually eliminate the problem.
Your kitty’s litter box requires strategic placement. Keep the litter from the cat food, and avoid placing it in a busy area. Also be sure that the cat litter area is ventilated so the smell doesn’t linger. Both you and your pet will appreciate that.
Your cat needs attention and a lot of affection. Cats need just as much companionship as they give out. Like humans, a cat has to be around people in order to feel special. They want to feel like a valuable, happy family member, too.
Male felines tend to get crystals in the urine that can be prevented with proper diet. A cat passing the crystals can be very hurtful with an expensive vet bill to boot. Feed cats food that’s low in magnesium. Read the label. Fish usually has more magnesium than poultry.
Look online for cat medicine. Though, in emergency situations, buying online may not be possible. However, for standard medications, like flea medications or heart worm pills, online sources offer a substantial savings to pet owners.
Purchase good quality food for your cat. Always look at the ingredients first. You want to see either fish, chicken or beef noted. Try to avoid foods that consist of corn, or other non-protein elements. The main part of a cat’s diet should be meat protein, so his cat food should be mostly real meat.
If you want to buy a second cat, prepare for some time where the cats will be familiarizing themselves with each other. They may swat at each other or hiss; that’s nothing to be concerned about. After the initial period though, they should start to settle and begin to get along like old friends.
A well groomed cat will look and feel wonderful. It is your responsibility to make sure your cat looks (and actually is!) healthy. Anything you do to groom it, the cat will appreciate. This article has hopefully taught you how to properly groom your cat.