Cats are interesting and amazing animals. Cats are smart and curious, but also cute and cuddly. This combination makes them excellent domestic animals. As a cat owner, you need to be responsible and make sure your cat is well-taken care of. Read on to learn more cat tips and to use them to make your cat healthy and happy.
Put a heated tile beneath the bed of an older cat. A terra cotta tile heated in your oven on about 200 degrees and for 15 minutes will do. Wrap it tightly in a towel and place it under the cat bed. Change it frequently if you like.
If your dog and cat are best friends, be sure to keep them separate after flea treatment. Your dog’s flea products are very hazardous for cats. Cats that come in contact with dog flea products often die. Be sure to use only cat products on your cat and only dog products on your dog.
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.
As your cat gets older, changes in behavior may signal pain. If your cat doesn’t like to jump or climb any more, it may be in pain. If your cat stops taking care of grooming or stops using its litter box, pain may be the cause. Be sure to have your older cat checked out by your vet if you notice behavior changes.
Pick the right location for your cat’s litter box. Put the litter box in a secluded area, and make sure that it is not near the cat’s food. Make sure it’s properly ventilated to keep smell down. Your cat will appreciate it and so will you.
A tablecloth should be made for your cats. A lot of time cats will take their food from their bowls to eat it on the food bowl’s side. This can really make a mess, and you might have to spend significant time cleaning around your cat’s food bowl. Put a placemat under the bowl, or even some fabric so cleaning up is a snap.
While children should help with the care and responsibilities of a cat, leave the litterbox duties to the grownups or older children. A cat’s litterbox can carry diseases and parasites. Since younger children may not follow proper handwashing procedures, this job is better left to those older and more responsible.
If you notice that your cat is not using the litter box as much as usual, you should go and take them to a vet right away. There are several health problems that can cause the cat to stop using the box. These issues include bladder problems, constipation and diarrhea.
A cat can be a wonderful addition to the family, as long as you make the effort to learn about taking care of them properly. Study these tips carefully. Then put your new knowledge to use.