The poet T.S Eliot Cats have been the subject of many poems and plays. A cat who is healthy and behaves well can be a great companion, and he can be an asset to any home. Unfortunately, cats aren’t the easiest pets to live with. Here’s some advice for building a healthier relationship with your pet.
Taking your cat to the vet is part of being a responsible pet owner. Your cat needs to get a checkup about once every year, or more if there are issues that come up. Make vet appointments immediately if your cat has a medical condition or has become injured.
You shouldn’t ever use products designed to be used on dogs on your cat. Cats don’t like dog products. Be very careful with the flea products you use. Your cat can die if you use a dog flea product on it. If you treat your dog for fleas, make sure you keep the cat away for several hours following the application.
It’s very important to get your cat microchipped. Even though a cat may live inside, you never know if it will run out the door to escape. While a collar with a tag is useful, remember that your cat may be able to escape from the collar while they are away. Collars can also harm your cat if they get caught. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and can hold all of your contact information. The majority of veterinarians possess scanners that can read your chips. Because these chips are placed underneath your cat’s skin, they won’t get lost.
Cats can have nocturnal tendencies. Because of this, night time is when they are most active. If your cat’s activities are keeping you awake at night, try keeping your bedroom door shut. It also protects your toes from those crafty midnight pounces.
Male cats often develop crystals in their bladder that come out in their urine. This can be prevented with a proper diet. This problem is painful for the cat and to your wallet, as well. Look for foods that are low in magnesium for your cat. Just as in the grocery store, take the time to read the labels. Products including fish have a higher magnesium content then poultry based products.
Owning a cat can be hard at times, but it is worth it. It doesn’t matter if your cat is energetic or totally lazy. These tips will strengthen your bond with your cat. Soon you’ll be dealing with a happier cat.