If you were able to save a cat’s life, would you? There are thousands of cats just waiting for you to find them. Simply adopt a cat and use this article as your guide to properly caring for it.
Do not use dog products on your cat. Cats have very strong, negative reactions to products formulated for dogs. This particularly applies to flea products. Flea products that are intended for a dog can kill a cat. In fact, it is a good idea to separate your cat and dog for a few hours after your dog has taken flea medication.
If a cat is outdoors frequently, they need a collar that has a tag. Cats can travel a long way and this will help you get them back easier if they’re lost. Ensure that you at least put the name of your cat and your personal phone number on this tag.
Keeping your cat off of the counter can be difficult. Cats instinctively want to be at a high vantage point so they can survey their surroundings. One way to deal with this issue could be to devote certain high spaces for your feline friend to sit in. A carefully placed cat tower in the kitchen will keep cats away from the counter.
The litter box for your cat needs to be in a good location. The box should be out of the high traffic areas and a good distance from where your cat eats. To minimize odors, keep it in a spot that’s well ventilated. Your kitty will thank you.
Avoid bladder crystals and stones by feeding high quality food. Just like kidney stones, these crystals are painful and vet bills are pricey. Feed your cat food that is low in magnesium. Go over the label carefully. Fish products tend to be higher in magnesium than poultry products.
Don’t let your cat go outside. Going outdoors isn’t very safe for a domesticated cat. Your cat may pick up some fleas, or worse. Cars, people, or animals could hurt your beloved pet. If your cat must go outside, try to confine them to the backyard.
Unlike most humans, cats love heights. Elevate your cat so that it can scan the area. Placing a shelf or two up high will not take up too much space in your home. Adding a small pillow or blanket to the spot for napping will be very much appreciated too.
It’s important to let your cat see where you place the litter box, but it’s not always a good idea to force your cat to learn how to use it. This will be something that the cat does on its own and it usually is not learned fro another. It’s not a good idea to rub your cats paws in litter. Some people think this is the way to train. It isn’t.
You should feel proud about caring for your cat. You’re offering your home and love to an animal that desperately needs it. A bond is formed that will last forever. Take care of him and he will do the same for you.