Cats are difficult to please. They can be an enigma from the moment they enter your home. However, with the right knowledge, you can easily take proper care of them and ensure their happiness. You want your pet to have the best care possible and for them to be happy.
If you have an old cat, you can help make its bed more comfortable by placing heated tiles underneath it. You can heat a terracotta tile in the oven at 200 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. Wrap it in an old towel and put it under your cat’s bed or blanket. Replace it every three hours or so.
Make sure your cat has a collar and tag if outside. Cats enjoy traveling far away, so a tag can help your cat get back home when lost. The tag should contain your phone number as well as your cat’s name.
Pick the right location for your cat’s litter box. It should not be placed in a high traffic area, and it should be far away from the cat’s food. It is also advisable to keep the litter box area ventilated to control odor. Both you and your cat will reap its benefits.
Use quality food to prevent crystals from forming in a cat’s urine. If they have to pass the crystals it can cause the cat a lot of pain and paying a vet to help with this can cost you a lot of money. Make sure your cat’s food is not high in magnesium. Look over the label. Fish products can have more magnesium when compared to poultry.
Cats can be great pets for children, but some younger children may be a bit too rough with cats. Teach your kids the right way to hold a cat. Show them how to gently pick kitty up and what kinds of activities are appropriate. Because cats are more delicate than dogs, they need to be handled more carefully.
Just because your family did it when you were a child, does not mean allowing your cat to go outside is a wise decision. Your cat might not be safe outside. They can get fleas, feline AIDS or even leukemia. It could be injured via a vehicle or another animal. Let your cat go out in your backyard and play on your lawn.
The information from this article can help you care for your cat. Use them to make sure your cat’s health and needs are handled, so that you can be sure that all his needs are being met. Who knows? He may even start liking you. Never say never!
Expertise in knowledge about cat boarding is very important. Use what you’ve learned here and keep on educating yourself. You will notice after arming yourself with the right information, you will feel like a pro.