Cats need to eat good quality food to keep them healthy. The problem is that so many different kinds of wet and dry cat foods on the market are expensive. Here are some ways that you can feed your cat without resorting to feeding them unhealthy foods or table scraps.
If you have drape cords in your home, keep them away from your cats. It is easy for the cat to get his head caught among the cords when playing with them. This may harm or kill them. Keep your drape cords pinned out of sight to prevent this.
Your cat needs to be groomed properly. Brushing is a very important component towards taking care of your cat. If you brush cats on a regular basis, it will keep their coats clean and attractive. This will also cut down on shedding and can reduce issues with hairballs. Brushing your cat will keep your home cleaner, too.
Although depicted in countless movies and cartoons, milk is not the best source of nutrition for your cat. Once cats have grown, they do not need milk as a regular part of their diet. Milk can cause stomach distress and bloating. Instead of giving your cat milk, always have fresh, clean water available to them instead.
Protect your cat from choking. Be sure to dispose of poultry and fish bones safely. Wrap them in a paper or plastic bag and put them in your outdoor garbage can with the lid tightly secured. Alternately, place them in a plastic bag and freeze them until garbage pick up day.
Make sure to keep chemicals and dangerous substances away from your cat. Chemicals like antifreeze have a sweet taste. This encourages the cat to drink it, most often resulting in fatal consequences. Keeping your chemicals locked up in a cabinet will help to ensure that your curious cat does not end up ingesting poison.
Do not allow your cat to stay bored all of the time. They need exercise and they get it through play. But many cat owners ignore that need. Bored cats can really be a problem. They can have health issues, OCD, and even depression. Make sure your cats have a wide variety of toys and plenty of room for active play. Provide them with an indoor climbing area or scratching post.
Do you love your cat but suffer from allergies? If giving up your feline-friend is not something that you can do, try these things first. Get rid of as much carpeting as possible because your cats dander gets trapped in it. You can also not allow your cat in your bedroom at all. This will make living with your cat easier on your allergies.
You get out of your cat what you put into it. If you give your cat the best, you get the best behavior, and the best level of health from your cat. Cat food can be expensive, but you don’t have to let this discourage you. Use these tips and feed your cat for less.