Owning a cat can be wonderful, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to get along with! Some need special diets, and that is only the beginning. The information below will help you raise a happy and healthy feline friend.
Check your local animal shelter if you have plans to get a cat. Shelters are overflowing with wonderful cats, and the adoption fee usually covers essential vet care. You’re literally saving their life.
Though things may appear to be fine, you should always schedule regular medical checkups for your feline pet. 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 using one veterinarian consistently. They will learn your cat’s history best.
To help your old cat feel comfy, keep a tile that’s heated under their bed. Simply heat a terra-cotta tile in a 200 degree oven for 20 minutes. Use an old towel to wrap it up safely before placing it beneath your cat’s favorite napping spot. This should be changed a few times a day to maximize comfort.
Cats are nocturnal animals. Thus, the bulk of their activity will occur at night. If you are having a hard time sleeping because of your cats, close the door. Your cat will not bother you in the middle of the night if this area is off limit.
Male felines tend to get crystals in the urine that can be prevented with proper diet. It is painful for your cat to pass these crystals and the cost to have this treated by a vet is high. Choose a cat food with low magnesium content. Check the label. Fish-based foods usually contain more magnesium than poultry-based foods.
Caring for a cat may seem easy, and if you are lucky it is, but many needs lots of attention from regular check-ups at the vet. If you follow the advice in this article you can be a great cat owner. Everything you learn will improve the quality of your life and of your pet’s!