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You Will Be A Better Cat Owner By Reading This Short Article

14 April 2024
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Cats have often been mentioned in fiction and poetry. Eliot called cats creatures that households depend upon, and that is somewhat true. A cat that is friendly and happy boosts any family. Having said that, living with a cat is not necessarily easy. Here’s some advice for building a healthier relationship with your pet.

Don’t let your cat near drape cords. These are not great play toys for cats. They can wrap around a cat’s neck pretty easily. This could even choke them to death. Make sure drapery cords are kept back to avoid this.

You should make sure your cat stays groomed properly. You have to make sure your cat gets brushed or combed often. If this is done frequently, your cat’s coat will be much cleaner. It will also cut down on shedding and hairballs. A cat that is well-groomed is one that looks the best at home.

Regular veterinary checkups are important for the health of your cat. Cats require special shots to prevent illness and the vet can check their overall health. Try to keep the same vet during the life of your pet. That way, the doctor will be familiar with the history of your cat.

Cats often view small spaces as a fun challenge. If your cat wears a collar they might get hurt, and stuck. Breakaway collars will “break” if they’re pulled too tight. This can save all “nine” of your cat’s lives.

Deter your cat from chewing on inappropriate things by using bitter apple. If this does not work, make sure you cover the cords. The tube from a used-up roll of paper towels makes an excellent shield for loose cords. The cords on electronics should be hidden as well.

Younger children can be a little rough with cats sometimes. Teach your children how to handle a cat. Demonstrate the proper way to pick up a cat and what they can do with the cat. Feline bones are weaker than those of many other pets, so they must be handled with care.

You should think again before allowing your cat to go outside. Being outside all the time is not safe for a cat. Your cat could get parasites, or worse. They might get injured by some other animals, vehicles, or people. Let your cat go out in your backyard and play on your lawn.

Brush your cat often. The act of brushing helps the coat become glossy, and it helps stimulate the skin. Furthermore, it helps reduce all the loose hair. This can keep hairballs at bay because this can choke up a cat and also build up in its stomach.

Never punish a cat for a mess outside of its box. Often, this happens when the litter box is dirty. If your pet is punished, you won’t do anything but make it afraid of you.

Owning a cat can be difficult, but it can also be really rewarding. Whether your cat is a lazy ball of fur or an active ball of hair, it needs proper care. You’re going to be hearing your cat purring instead of meowing to get your attention.