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Some Solid Advice On The Topic Of Cats

A cat can be the most wonderful pet you ever have. A lot of people are surprised by that, since there are so many stories of cats being snobby or too independent.
However, the truth is that cats can be a wonderful addition to any
home. Here are some tips to care for your cat.

Do not allow your pet to go without a tag and collar. Cats are intelligent creatures and will use any opportunity to wander outside.

By requiring your pet to wear a tag on the collar, you can be more confident
that you will be reunited if the cat escapes.

If you will be out of town or gone for more than a few
hours, make sure to hire a pet sitter to take care of your cat.
Most people think of pet sitters as necessary for only dogs, but they are important for cats too.
You need someone to check in on your cat, make sure he eats and give him some love while
you are away.

Make sure you are cautious about leaving a young child alone with a small kitten. If a child is under the age of five, you should not leave the pet health tracker alone with them.
You may not have noticed a problem when you see them together,
but very kids do not really understand they can accidentally harm or kill a kitten. As they grow, you will be able to
decide when it is the right time for them to handle a cat or kitten without supervision.

If you just got your cat you want to take them to the veterinarian right away, especially
if it is a feral cat or kitten. Kittens are born with parasites and need shots and medication to
get rid of them. Feral cats can carry diseases. This is why it is important to have them checked out immediately.

Cats are pretty good at entertaining themselves and are very independent.

This does not mean they like to be alone. Make some time to play with
your cat. This gives them the bonding they need with
their owner. Playtime and love are the two best things that you can provide for your cat.

If you have more than one cat, you should have as many litter boxes as you have cats.
If too many cats have to share the same litter box,
it can mean disaster! The cats may choose not to share their eliminating space, instead, using other areas, such as clean laundry or
hidden corners of the home to do their business.

Medical conditions and other dietary factors may make
it necessary to switch your cat from moist foods to dry formulas.
Cats are finicky enough already, and many resist the change.
For the first week or so, mix the dry food with a small amount of warm water to soften it
up. Gradually decrease the liquid until your cat
will eat the dry food. If you try this approach,
do not allow the moistened food to sit for longer than 20 minutes;
it could spoil.

If you have more than one cat, it is a good idea for
you to give them each their own food bowls. Place them far apart so
that each cat has their space. If you provide just one bowl for the cats to share, it may cause larger cats to bully
the smaller ones.

Use a towel to dry your cat after a bath rather
than a blow dryer. A blow dryer can be very noisy, and the noise might scare your kitty.
Instead, rub him gently with a soft towel until he is almost dry, and allow
him to dry himself the rest of the way naturally.

Protect your cat and your kid by demonstrating the proper way to show affection for the animal.
Few things are more appealing to children than the sight of a soft,
fluffy cat, and they might be tempted to hug or
squeeze the animal. Instead, teach your child to allow the animal to come to you rather than pursuing it.
Tell them to use a light touch and avoid making direct eye
contact with the cat

Cats get very dehydrated, very easily. Therefore, when it is hot outside, make sure you give your cat plenty of water.

Fill their bowl from the tap, and make sure the water
is as cold as possible. Attend to it often and top it off
whenever you think you need to.

Christmas time can be a lot of fun for your cat, but also dangerous.

The Christmas tree is filled with danger for your kitty.

Make sure that it is stable and will not tip over if your cat climbs it.
Do not use tinsel on your tree because your cat could choke on it.

Brush your cat at regular times. It really helps move natural oils around the cat's
fur, and it improves blood flow. It will also remove loose
hair. This avoids the hairball problem, which may lead to choking and a buildup of
hair in the stomach.

A heated tile can be positioned beneath the bed of a mature cat.
Use a terra cotta tile to help relieve your cat's aches and pains; put
it in the oven on low heat - 200 degrees or so
- for 15 minutes. Wrap this in a towel that's old
and then place it under the bed the cat sleeps on. If you want, change
it now and then so the warmth continues.

If you plan on getting a cat for a pet, try looking
into a local shelter. Shelters around the country are overflowing,
and the cats there need more humans to help. Adoption fees often include things
like spaying or neutering them, shots or other vet care.

When a cat is adopted from an animal shelter it saves its life and it helps control the cat population.

Don't scrimp when it comes to your pet's food. Ensure that the food your cat eats is very high in protein. Some foods contain a lot of fillers
like corn products, don't buy those. Cats are carnivores so it is important for them to get enough animal protein in their diet.

While it is perfectly normal for a dog to pant a lot of the time, you should be alarmed if you notice your cat doing
it. It may only be a small case of anxiety, but in some cases it is something much more serious like
cardiovascular or respiratory distress.

Cats and dogs provide two different benefits to a home.
A cat will seek out small rodents for you and love to be part of the family.
Cats are natural hunters and nearly always get their kill,
and with much more ease than a big dog. With all of these useful attributes, it's no surprise that
cats are so popular.