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The Cat Collection: Tips For Your New Furry Friend

19 April 2024
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Cats need to be entertained. If cats get left alone they will climb on everything and scratch things up. Head off this type of bad behavior by investing in some fun cat toys. Learn more about this and many other tips in this article.

Keep drape cords away from cats. Never let your cats play with drape cords, as they could seriously injure themselves. They could be seriously hurt or even killed. Make sure that the cords are completely out of sight.

Regular vet checkups for your cat are very important. Your cat requires a variety of vaccines and shots to prevent illness, and it is also important to identify health problems before they become too severe. Try to stick with one vet during the life of your pet. This way they will know your cat’s history the best.

You should get your cat a tagged collar, even if it is not legally required. This way, if your cat gets lost and is found by a stranger, that person will know how to contact you. Even if the tag just has your phone number, it can be the difference between your pet coming home and being lost forever.

Spray bitter apple on electrical cords to keep cats away from them. If your cat likes to chew cords, hide the cords as best you can. You can hide away any cords inside the rolls that come inside paper towels. Cats are drawn to wires and cords, so you should keep them out of sight and out of mind if they are not being used.

Most cats are very nocturnal. This means that they will usually be quite active at night. If your kittens are keeping you awake into the middle of the night, close the door to your bedroom. This will ensure they don’t pounce on you at nighttime, or wake you up in other ways.

A cat generally spends quite a bit of time grooming itself. When the cat’s hair is longer, this could lead to hairballs. There is a special food on the market that does help out with hairball issues. Some foods are enriched in fibers and vitamins to facilitate the digestion of the hairballs.

Male felines tend to get crystals in the urine that can be prevented with proper diet. Just like kidney stones, these crystals are painful and vet bills are pricey. Make sure your cat’s food is not high in magnesium. Go over the label carefully. Products including fish have a higher magnesium content then poultry based products.

Cats are very energetic and you can help them expend that energy by giving them toys. You don’t have to compromise your belongings to enjoy their company. Use the recommendations in this piece as you pick toys with which to occupy your cat.