Being curious – and occasionally odd – is in your cats nature. Cats prefer to be near you most of the time. It is so calm and peaceful to have your cat sitting calmly on your lap. The following advice will help you care for your pet.
Heated tiles are great to put under a cat bed, especially for the comfort of aging felines. Allow a terra cotta tile to heat in an oven for 15 minutes at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Wrap it in an old towel and put it under your cat’s bed or blanket. If necessary, you can change out the tile after a few hours to provide continued warmth.
If your cat is a female, be sure to get her spayed when she is old enough. You may not think it’s necessary if you have an indoor cat, but your cat may escape. If you want to prevent this, spay your cat.
Crystals in the urine, an issue many male cats have, can be avoided with the proper food. Passing crystals is very painful for your cat, and the vet’s bill will be painful for you. Choose foods low in magnesium for your cat. Read the labels. Fish-based foods usually contain more magnesium than poultry-based foods.
Check prices online for your cat’s medication to see if they are cheaper than at your vet’s office. There are some times when this isn’t a good idea, like when you’re dealing with a pet related emergency. If you are buying cat medicine often, you can usually save up to 50% online.
Do you have both a dog and a cat? Dogs are known for eating other pet’s food. You should create a feeding space for the cat that is much too high for a dog to get to. This will help prevent any fights that may occur between your animals.
Cats enjoy heights. To make your cat really happy, give it a place to safely survey its area. If you’d rather not invest in a cat tree, simply use a large shelf or bookcase without any breakable items. For an extra treat, place a blanket or small bed up there too.
Cats do not need to be taught how they should use the cat litter box. This is a natural instinct that cannot be taught. Don’t try to force them into the litter box by rubbing their paws or face in it.
Brush your cat on a regular basis. Brushing can help to spread the natural oils and stimulate the skin’s blood flow. It also loosens hair that is about ready to fall out. This is a good way to avoid hairballs, which are a serious health problem since they can cause choking.
Feed your pet canned food. Dry food is usually cheaper, but canned food boasts a number of benefits. Your cat will get more water and more vitamins and protein. Aging cats will find it easier to chew. Talk to the veterinarian prior to making any big changes; but, usually, canned food is best for your cat.
Cats can be difficult to learn about, but after a while they will become your best friends. The above tips will assist you in giving them a better life. Cats make great friends and are animals that can put you in a good mood.