Cat Care: Top Tips For A Healthy Feline

 

Cats are graceful, loving and beautiful. They are certainly a very common pet, and you are likely to see many cats in cities, towns, and the countryside. Learning to coexist with such animals indoors is a different story. Read here for excellent ideas on how to handle your hardheaded animal.

If you own a female cat, make sure the cat is spade when she’s old enough. Even if your cat is an indoor cat, if she escapes while she is in heat you might end up with a lot of kittens on your hands. Getting your cat spayed is a great way to stop this from going on.

In order to be sure your cat is healthy, take them to their vet regularly. Most vets recommend yearly check-ups. If the animal requires certain vaccinations, more visits are necessary. Cats must see their vet right away if they start having health issues, injuries or other problems.

Try not to let your cat go outside. This can put your cat in an unsafe position. Your cat can pick up fleas, or worse. Other animals, cars and people can hurt your cat. If your cat really wants to go outside, let it out into a small area in your yard.

When your cat makes a mess somewhere other than their litter box, don’t get mad. Many times this occurs because the box wasn’t well maintained. If your punish your car, he or she is just going to become scared of you.

Acclimate your cat to a cat carrier. Cats don’t react to punishment like dogs do. Cats are better trained by using patient encouragement. Place a beloved blanket or item inside the carrier and let it stay open near the cat’s usual haunts. Eventually, the cat will go into the carrier naturally and feel comfortable. This takes the hassle out of traveling with your cat in its carrier.

Give your cat a water fountain. This will make things more comfortable and homey for your cat. Cat usually respond well to streams. In fact, many cats like drinking from faucets more than from their water bowls. A fountain will allow your cat to have the happiness of drinking from running water.

Feed canned food to your cat. Yes, dry food is cheaper, but canned food really has a lot more benefits. Your cat can get more water, fat and protein from canned food. It’s also much softer on older teeth if your cat is getting up there in years. Discuss this with your vet, who may tell you to feed your cat canned food.

Does it seem like your cat’s hairs are everywhere you look? Since cats shed so much, they need to be frequently brushed. How often and how much your cat sheds can give you a good idea of how often he need to be brushed. This also prevents matting and tangling.

By applying the tips that you have read, you’ll be outsmarting your cat before you know it. Your cat will soon learn where it’s allowed to go, along with where not to go. Although cats are tougher to train then dogs, they can still turn into well behaved animals that respect their owners.