The poet T.S. They bring warmth and a sense of happiness to the house. A home can benefit from a healthy, good cat. Unfortunately, cats can be hard to live with sometimes. Here’s some advice for building a healthier relationship with your pet.
You can keep your cat away from electrical cords by spraying them with some bitter apple. If your cat likes to chew cords, hide the cords as best you can. The tube from a used-up roll of paper towels makes an excellent shield for loose cords. If you own electronic devices with thin cords, you should keep them out of your cat’s reach when you’re not using them.
If you cat is pregnant is with babies, you can expect to have a lot of kittens on your hands. Create a comfortable place for the cat to deliver her babies somewhere in your home. Make sure the spot is big enough for the kittens to move around as they grow.
Do not assume that because a medication is okay for you to take, that it is safe for your cat as well. Many medications made for humans are lethal to cats, such as acetaminophen containing drugs and aspirin. Always check with your veterinarian before you give your cat anything.
Do you have both a cat and dog? Understand that dogs will usually eat cat’s food if they can. This is why it is necessary to have two separate feeding areas. This can also prevent unnecessary arguments between your pets over the water supply, once the food has been consumed.
Play with your cat. A lot of cat owners don’t do this. They are happy to let their cat entertain themselves. However, playing with your cat can help to mentally stimulate him and give him the physical activity he needs. Use small balls, paper bags and any number of small toys to get your cat moving.
Feed your cat a few different varieties of food. This can help him not get too finicky. If you start them off eating the same type of food all of the time and you never change it up, this will most likely be the only food they will eat in the future.
Feed your cat high-quality cat food. Your cat needs a lot of protein from meat, so read the labels before you choose a food. Avoid brands that use non-meat fillers like corn. Cats need meat, not vegetables.
Feed a kitten proper food. A developing kitten survives exclusively on their mother’s milk for the first four weeks, a commercial formula if the mother isn’t around. When moving to regular food, feed them specially formulated kitten food until they reach maturity at the age of one. Kittens need plenty of protein while they are developing.
Being the owner of a cat isn’t always the easiest thing to be, but it is very rewarding. No matter how active or lazy your cat may be, the advice you have read will help the two of you get along better. You’ll hear less meowing and more purring then.