There is nothing as satisfying as hearing a cat purr. It’s really relaxing for people, and the cat seems happy too. To keep it up, make sure you take care of the cat. This article will give you some tips on caring for your pet so read along.
If your cat suddenly goes off its feed for no apparent reason, try tempting treats such as jack mackerel, tuna, or cream of chicken soup in small amounts. These are not complete foods and shouldn’t be fed long term, but they are extremely tasty to cats. A finicky cat may start eating again and keep on when given one of these treats.
If you have multiple cats, save money on cat dishes by checking your local dollar store for salsa dishes. You can usually get a package of three for a dollar. These are sturdy and come in pretty colors. They look nice in your kitchen, and they are just the right size for cat food.
If you just got your cat you want to take them to the veterinarian right away, especially if it is a feral cat or kitten. Kittens are born with parasites and need shots and medication to get rid of them. Feral cats can carry diseases. This is why it is important to have them checked out immediately.
If you absolutely must bathe a cat, set everything up in advance. Set up two tubs large enough to dunk a cat. Fill them with comfortably warm water. Set your open bottle of cat shampoo, a heavy towel, and a secure pet carrier close by. Wear heavy rubber gloves. Grasp your cat by the scruff of the neck. Dunk, shampoo and scrub quickly in one tub. Dunk to rinse in the second tub. Wrap the cat securely in the towel and place in the carrier to dry.
An inexpensive rubber welcome mat helps keep cat food off your floor. This is also a great tool to keep your cat from tracking litter out of the box. Black rubber mats cost about three dollars at dollar stores. Put your cat food dish on one and your litter box on another.
Male felines tend to have a build-up of crystals that present in the urine, so you need to avoid this with proper nutrition. This problem is painful for the cat and to your wallet, as well. Choose a low magnesium food. Always read labels. Products that contain fish are normally much higher in magnesium over ones containing poultry.
If your cat has a tendency to eat your plants, you can stop him. You can either purchase bitter apple spray and spray the pot, or you can put a bit of clove oil on a cotton ball and bury it a bit in the soil. Your cat will avoid both.
Cats purr when they are happy, so any cat owner who wants their cat to purr more often needs to pay attention to proper cat care. Cats are graceful and attractive animals, and their care can be facilitated using the tips in this article. If you prefer the happy, purring sound of your cat, be sure to give the above tips a try.