There are some purchases that justify spending the extra dollar and what your cat eats is definitely one of them. The difference between the ‘good food’ and the ‘cheap food’ is phenomenal. Just stick with buying the natural, healthy food from the beginning and you won’t ever have to worry about a picky kitten.
Clip your cats nails regularly. Cats do have to scratch. However, when cats scratch, their nail sheaths come off and their sharp, pointy claws are exposed. Clipping your cat’s claws every two to three weeks keeps them blunt and helps keep harm to furniture, humans, and other pets to a minimum.
Enticing kitty to stay off the kitchen counter is sometimes challenging. If your cat is high, he can see everything that is going on. Therefore, you should create high areas for resting. Sometimes strategically placing a tall cat tower near your kitchen will help.
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.
Take your cat to the vet periodically. A lot of cat owners tend to avoid the vet because it can be harder to get a cat ready to go anywhere she does not want to go. It is also easy to avoid the vet because cats seem so self-reliant. However, it’s smart to get your cat to the vet to avoid any problems.
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.
Do you own both a dog and a cat? Dogs will generally try to eat the cat’s food whenever the opportunity comes along. That’s why you should place your cat’s food in a place which is hard for your dog to reach. That also means they don’t fight about water after eating the food.
You need to buy some quality food for your cat. Scrutinize the ingredients closely, and make sure that quality protein sources like chicken, fish and beef are first on the list. Don’t feed your cat food that includes corn or other fillers. Since cats are carnivorous, they require animal protein to stay in the best health.
Give your cat canned food. Dry food is less expensive, but there are added benefits to be had in canned cat food. The water content is higher, and there is more protein and fat in the canned food. This food is easier to chew for old cat. You should ask your vet for some recommendations if you are not sure what kind of food to get.
Cats are all unique and some cats prefer different kinds of food than others and nothing is harder to please than a picky feline. As you get to know your pet, experiment with different foods and treats until you learn what they do and don’t like to eat. You will likely find that you both enjoy some of the same foods.