Several jobs come included with the package when you adopt a new cat. Feeding and entertaining your pet are the obvious two, but you also need to focus on keeping them clean. Cleaning a cat can be an extremely daunting experience because cats hate water and they usually have claws. Use the tips below to keep your feline healthy and clean all year around.
Never use a product on your cat that is intended for dogs. Your cat will have a bad reaction to anything that has been specifically formulated for a dog. This is particularly true when it comes to flea treatments. Flea treatments made for a dog can be fatal to a cat. Your cat needs to be away from the dog after your dog has received a flea treatment.
To keep your cat happy and healthy, its important to schedule regular visits to the vet. Not only are regular checkups good for catching problems early, but regular visits can insure that your cat keeps up to date on its vaccinations. If you don’t know when the last time your cat had its shots, schedule an appointment for booster shots as soon as possible.
Spray bitter apple on electrical cords. If your cat plays with cords, put them up and out of the way, or you can hide them in old paper towel rolls. Bundle electrical cords together inside a tube. Whenever you aren’t using any thin, electronic cords, you should store them away.
Is your cat constantly munching on your house plants? If so there is a fix for this. Growing oat grass or catnip yourself can help entice your cats away from your plants. Giving them plants that they can eat and like will help draw them to those plants over and over again.
Crystals form in urine from male cats. This can be prevented with good food choices. 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. Let your cat have food that doesn’t have a lot of magnesium in it. Read the label on any food you choose. You will notice that fish-based foods and products are higher in levels of magnesium than anything sourced from poultry.
If you want to let your cat outside, think again. Letting your cat outside greatly increases his risk level. The cat can get fleas or something much worse. Cats can be harmed by cars, people and other animals. When your cats go outside, keep an eye out to make sure they do not wander too far away.
Now, not only can your cat be the biggest and baddest feline in the neighborhood, it can also be the cleanest cat in town. You might get lucky and find a cat that doesn’t mind the water and remains calm while covered in soap. Keep these tips in mind while you proceed and don’t let the past become involved.