Mr. Eliot, a famous poet, Eliot described felines as a being that all households are dependent on, and that’s true. A cat is often a valuable member of the family, especially if it is healthy and happy. However, cats can at times be difficult to have around. Below, you’ll find suggestions that will help you and your cat live together in peace.
Make sure to keep your cat’s litter box clean at all times. Most cats do not like to use a dirty litter box, much like you would not want to use a dirty toilet. Scoop it at least once a day. Empty and give it a good cleaning once a week or more if needed.
If your cat is female, you need to get it spayed at the proper age. Even if your cat is an indoor cat, if she escapes while she is in heat you might end up with a lot of kittens on your hands. Getting your cat spayed is a great way to stop this from going on.
Be careful when treating your cat for fleas. Be sure to consult with your vet before using natural alternatives to control your cat’s fleas. Cats are very sensitive to essential oils and many herbs. Your vet will probably recommend you use a prescription flea treatment, which is usually best for cats.
Don’t use dog portions for your cat. Some can be quite dangerous, and even deadly, when used on a cat. This definitely applies to flea products. Your cat can die if you use a dog flea product on it. In fact, your cat should be kept away from your dog for several hours after the dog has been treated for fleas.
Keep dangerous chemicals away from your cat. Just like children, cats need to be kept away from items like cleaning materials since they could harm them. These chemicals are basically poison and if your cats consumes some or gets some on them, they could get very sick, get burned, or possibly die. Store these items in a place where your cat can’t find them or use a child-proof lock on their location.
Make sure you have a good pet carrier or basket for transporting your cats from one location to the next. A proper carrier or basket should have enough room for them to turn around in comfortably. It should also be easy to clean. Make sure that it is lined with a blanket, cushion, or towel to help it stay comfortable and cozy for them when traveling.
Wash your cat’s bed at least once a week to remove all of the bacteria from it. Even if the bed looks like it is clean, it will usually have toxins in it that can cause your pet to become sick. Replace the bed every six months to keep your cat in a sanitary environment.
Caring for your cat is a lot of work but your cat is worth it. No matter what personality your cat has, lazy or feisty, this article is sure to provide some helpful information to you. With any luck, you will hear more purrs and less meows.