Cats are excellent pets for the whole family but they require some attention. Cats are energetic and a constant source of information. They’re also excellent defenders against household pests, like mice. Cats are generally really good about keeping pests out of a house but people sometimes don’t recognize how well they can hunt.
Create a warm bed for an outdoor or feral cat by lining a banana box with a thick layer of newspaper. Cut a piece of Mylar to fit the bottom of the box. Put another layer of newspaper on top. Add a warm blanket. Place the whole box inside a dog house or under a porch where it can’t get wet.
You should always bring your cat to a vet to make sure everything is okay. Your cat should have regular well visits, as well as all the recommended vaccinations for his age. Try using the same vet during your cat’s life. This way, the vet will be very familiar with your cat and its history.
Make a free toy for your cat by placing a little dry rice or a few dry beans inside an empty pill bottle. Close the lid and roll the rattly toy across the floor. Most cats can’t resist the sound and motion. You can also tie a length of twine around the neck of the bottle to make a pull toy or a dangly toy.
Make sure your cat has a collar and tag if outside. Cats sometimes travel a bit when outside, and a tag prevents any mishaps due to your cat being lost. Be sure that the pet’s name and also your home number are on the tag.
Make sure your cat is properly hydrated. Like humans, cats need to drink lots of water. If they don’t get enough water, they can get dehydrated, develop various health problems, or die. Make sure they always have a bowl of fresh and clean water. The bowl itself also needs to be cleaned and refilled every day. You should also keep this bowl in one location.
When you move your cat from one house to another, be sure to move the cat last. Set up a quiet room with familiar items for the cat. Keep your cat in the room and quiet for a day or two. Visit and feed the cat in the room. After a couple of days, the cat can explore the rest of the house.
Feed your cats proper food. Remember that cats must eat meat. Only give your cats cat food to eat. Do not feed them or let them eat dog food. Dogs and cats have different nutritional needs and some of the ingredients in dog food could harm your cat. Feeding your cat dog food for food could also lead to malnourishment, among other issues.
A cat may not be just like a dog, but they are a great addition to a family. Cats are effective mouse-hunters, but they are also cunning and inquisitive. This makes them fascinating pets. This makes cats extremely popular with owners.