What You Must Know If You Have Cats

Published: 08th May 2020
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Cats are really quite magical. Cats make great house pets because they are smart, loving, and independent. You do have to take great care of your pet, though. Read on to find out how to properly care for your cat.

Brush and trim your cat's fur often to keep it looking sharp. You have to make sure your cat gets brushed or combed often. If you do this often, their coat will stay clean. This will also cut down on shedding and can reduce issues with hairballs. In order to keep shed hair down to a minimum, plus have a beautiful cat, you must groom your cat regularly.

To help your old cat feel comfy, keep a tile that's heated under their bed. Use a terra cotta tile to help relieve your cat's aches and pains; put it in the oven on low heat - 200 degrees or so - for 15 minutes. Use an old towel to wrap around it, then place it beneath the cat's blanket or bed. If necessary, you can change out the tile after a few hours to provide continued warmth.

Crystals form in urine from male cats. This can be prevented with good food choices. These are very painful and expensive to treat. Look for foods that are low in magnesium for your cat. Read the label on any food you choose. Products that have fish in them have more magnesium usually when compared to products with poultry.

Put a collar on any cats which go outside. If your cat gets lost during its time outdoors, a tag makes it easier to locate the animal. Have your phone number engraved on the tag.

Use bitter apple on your electric cords to keep your kitty away from them. You can also cover your cords under a rug or tape them to walls. The tube from a used-up roll of paper towels makes an excellent shield for loose cords. 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.

Take care if you leave a kitten with youngsters. If the child is younger than 5, don't leave them alone with a kitten. They simply lack the maturity to comprehend the harm they can potentially do to kittens. As kids age, you can then determine whether they are mature enough for small pets.

Your cat most likely spends quite a bit of time grooming. If your cat has hair that's long it could get hairballs. Buy special food in order to help that problem. Some foods contain extra oils and nutrients, specifically designed to prevent or diminish hairball concerns.

You may want to have a microchip implanted in your cat. Indoor cats could run out your door or jump out the window. Tags and collars can help you cat return home, but cats can wiggle out of them or risk injury by snagging them on a tree branch or bush. Microchips are as tiny as a piece of rice and will tell people where the cat belongs. Most vets and animal shelters will have a microchip scanner and because it's under the animal's skin it can never become lost.

The things that this article has taught you should have you taking the best care of your pet you possibly can. Use the tips in this article to ensure that your cat is being well cared for. He may even like you afterwards. Never say never!

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