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Efficient Advice For All Kinds Of Cat Owners

Cats are incredibly fun-loving creatures and you will soon find yourself losing track of time playing a part in their feline games. Sometimes you should provide the entertainment yourself with something like a new toy, game, or activity. Understand that a cat requires a lot of care, but entertaining them doesn't cost a lot. Keep these tips in mind for a good outcome.

Your cat will want to climb into small spaces. Cats that wear collars are at risk should they become stuck somewhere cramped. Breakaway collars are made to come off if tugged on vigorously. This can save all "nine" of your cat's lives.

Take your cat to the vet regularly to make sure they remain in good health. Your cat needs to get a checkup about once every year, or more if there are issues that come up. If you notice that your cat appears to be experiencing some sort of illness or injury, do not delay a trip to the vet.

Chances are, your feline spends many hours grooming himself. If the cat has longer hair, it can be the cause of hairballs. There is a special food on the market that does help out with hairball issues. There are foods that are made to reduce the frequency of hairballs. It's a smart move for your cat and your sanity.

Often, the best cat medicine deals are found online. There may be times when you cannot purchase medication online, such as in an emergency; however, monthly medication, such as flea medicine, can be bought online. However, if your pet gets regular prescriptions for a chronic or ongoing issue, you can often save up to 50 percent by shopping online.

Cats are great family pets, but small children might be too rough. Tell them how to be gentle. Demonstrate how to pick up the animal and how to play with it as well. Cats have weaker bones than dogs and need more gentle treatment.

Put a cloth down in your cat's eating area. A lot of time cats will take their food from their bowls to eat it on the food bowl's side. This means food spillage that you will have to clean later. It's easier to clean link up this food by purchasing a placement and inserting it under your cat's food bowl, or you could simply cut some fabric and make it into a tablecloth so you can easily pick up the food and throw it away.

Cats enjoy being in high places. Elevate your cat so that it can scan the area. If you're averse to cat trees for some reason, a shelf without breakable items will work. You can even lay down a blanket to give your kitty some comfort.

Seek the advice of others if you have a cat that's giving you problems. It's possible that you could solve the problem on your own, but why deny help from others? There are many online cat forums that you can visit and ask some questions. If necessary, you may need to call your veterinarian.

Cats may make a small mess outside their litter box. Many times this occurs because the box wasn't well maintained. Punishing the cat will only make him afraid to be around you in the future.

Provide your cat with a drinking fountain. When cats are out in the wild they like to drink running water, and this is true in your home as well. A constant stream of water will entice them to stay hydrated. In fact, the running water in a sink garnishes more attention from a cat than their water bowl usually does. A fountain will allow a cat to drink naturally and is better for the environment.

Let your cat take its time when you add a new cat to your home. In the early days, you may see a lot of posturing from the cats including hissing and swatting at each other. Eventually, they will come to tolerate and actually enjoy being together.

You could be having fun with your cat right now, playing one of the games listed above. These are activities and tips that are popular with cats, but you may need to experiment and find out what your cat really enjoys most. The healthier your cat is, the longer it is likely to be around in your life.

Last updated 1091 days ago by Corinne Pagan