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Feline Companions Require Various Types Of Care

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Your cat may not be a picky eater, but that’s no excuse for feeding it processed can foods during each meal. Focus on setting up a customized diet with your veterinarian that works well with your cat’s individual physical needs. This guide was written to help organize this diet along with other health-conscious activities that you should be a part of.

Keep your cat occupied by making your own dangly toys. Using soft cotton rope, cut a length of about two feet. Tie a knot at one end. Tie another knot about three inches from the opposite end. Unravel the rope below this knot. Attach the rope to the back of a kitchen chair for your cat to play.
Put a collar on any cats which go outside. The collar and tag will make it easier to find the cat if it gets lost. Ensure that you at least put the name of your cat and your personal phone number on this tag.

Your cat might not come running when you call, but most cats enjoy cuddling on their terms and time. Cats love to have their heads and back pet. Not all cats like their tummies rubbed, so be careful. Spending quality time with your cat will make lasting memories to look back on someday.

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Feed your cats proper food. Remember that cats must eat meat. Only give your cats cat food to eat. Do not feed them or let them eat dog food. Dogs and cats have different nutritional needs, and some of the ingredients in dog food could harm your cat. Feeding your cat or dog food for food could also lead to malnourishment, among other issues.

Cats are partially nocturnal. They get very active at night. Keep your bedroom door shut if your cats make too much noise at night. This will stop them from bothering you at night and playing with your feet beneath the covers.

It’s often cheaper to buy medicine for your cat on the Internet instead of through your vet. Though, in emergency situations, buying online may not be possible. If you are buying cat medicine often, you can usually save up to 50% online.

Cats can really be so much more than pets, and they can be lifelong companions. It has been proven that cats can decrease your blood pressure, lessen the symptoms of depression and help you to live a longer, happier life. If you feel like something is missing in your life, you might just need a cat.
Do you own both a dog and a cat? Dogs will eat cat food right up. This is why it’s important that the cat’s feeding area is in a spot that’s too high for a dog to get to. This will prevent the two from fighting over the water when the food dishes are empty.

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.
Most cats are prone to wax buildup and ear mites. You can purchase a solution at the pet store that will clean out your cat’s ears. You put a couple of drops in each of your cat’s ears and then hold them closed while massaging them for a minute. When you let go, stand back, or you will get covered in the liquid when your cat shakes its head.

Entertain your cat with simple “toys” made from household objects. Many cats enjoy exploring boxes, such as those that hold 12-packs, small appliances, or other products. Before allowing your pet to play with a box, you should be sure that the animal cannot get stuck in small openings or tight spaces. This would be dangerous and very frightening to your pet!
If your cat is bitten by another cat, try to get him to the vet within 24 hours. The vet can put him on antibiotics that will protect him from infection setting in and causing serious health problems. Cat bites can trap bacteria under your cat’s skin, forming an abscess or other dangerous infection that can cost you hundreds of dollars to treat later.

You do not have to spend a bunch of cash on fancy toys for your cat to play with. Simple things like feathers and string are great for them to play with, and they are very economical. While you can still buy fancy toys if you like, you may get more benefits from them than your cat does.
Do not give your cat any products that were made to get rid of fleas or worms if you know that she is pregnant. While you want to get rid of these pests once and for all, it is not worth placing your cat’s health in any type of jeopardy.

If you are a responsible pet owner, you need to keep your cat indoors. The outdoors is no place for your pet. There are lots of dangers out in the world. Your cat can be injured by wild animals, hit by a car, or get infested with bugs and diseases if you let them roam free.
Don’t let your cat go outside if there is going to be bad weather. That means wind, cold temperatures, and heavy rains. When the weather gets bad, cats attempt to hide, and one attractive place to hide is under a car hood. Leaving your cat out during bad weather could cost you his life.

Cats have their own body types, much like humans, and they face their own problems while whipping their bodies into shape. Make a point to take your cat outside every day and practice a few of these activities to help burn the fat away. Once your cat is lean and healthy, you can turn your focus toward keeping it at that stage.

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