Easy To Understand Tips And Advice About Cats

There is nothing as satisfying as hearing a cat purr. This can relax both of you. To keep it up, make sure you take care of the cat. These tips can help you hear their purring more often.

Keep your drapery cords out of the reach of your cat. The cats will start playing with the cords and they can easily wrap around their necks. This could lead to a severe injury or even death. To prevent this from happening, keep any drape cords pinned away from any eyes.

Choose a high quality food. The key to a healthy cat starts with nutrition. Take a look at the ingredients label. If you look at most ‘popular’ commercial cat foods, you may be surprised to see the top ingredient listed is corn. Cats are carnivores, so look for a food with a real meat as the top ingredient. You may pay more up front, but these foods are often more nutritionally dense, meaning your cat eats less and the bag lasts longer.

Realize that cats do not normally pant. Dogs pant to keep cool. If a cat pants, it’s a sign of trouble. Your cat could be very anxious or in pain. Likewise, rapid breathing is a sign of pain or anxiety. Be sure to contact your vet right away if your cat starts panting.

An indoor cat who gets a taste of the outdoors will forever want to go outside. If you know your cat will always be an indoor cat, do your best to keep them from sneaking out. You can try to train your cat to stay in your yard when you are outside.

It can be hard to make your cat stay off the counter. Cats enjoy heights, as they can monitor events from their perch. Therefore, you should create high areas for resting. For example, give them a cat tower nearby.

When you move your cat from one house to another, be sure to move the cat last. Set up a quiet room with familiar items for the cat. Keep your cat in the room and quiet for a day or two. Visit and feed the cat in the room. After a couple of days, the cat can explore the rest of the house.

If your cat tends to be antisocial and anxious with company, try giving it a catnip toy a few hours before company arrives. Many cats become very mellow when exposed to catnip. Even if your cat does not want to socialize after catnip exposure, it will probably be happier and less anxious.

Male cats can develop crystals that form in their urine, so prevent this with the right food. Passing stones or crystals hurts and can cost you a ton in vet bills if they don’t come out naturally. Choose a cat food low in magnesium. This means you should pay attention to labels on food. Poultry products will tend to have lower amounts than seafood based products.

A purring cat is a happy cat, so a good owner will want to always provide the best care to encourage good health. Use the advice that you have just read to keep your cat happy and healthy. Try these tips if you want your kitty to purr a bit more.