Cats are amazing animals and some of the most interesting domesticated friends humans can have. Cats are something that a lot of homes have and they also are outside living on the streets in some cases. It is very difficult if you want to live outdoors with cats. These agile and intelligent creatures can be stubborn so you are going to need some information on how to do so.
Drape cords should be kept distant from cats. Cats can potentially strangle themselves on these cords so it is important to protect your cat from this potential danger. This could cause injury or death. All drape cords should be fastened and kept away from any harm that might come to the cats.
Regular visits to the vet will make sure that you cat is as healthy as he can be. They should have regular check ups annually, and more appointments should be made if they need to get important shots. Don’t hesitate to take your cat to the vet immediately if you notice anything unusual about their health or if they are injured.
An outdoor cat must always wear a tag on its collar. Cats can go far from home and without a tag they could become lost forever. The tag should contain at least the cat’s name and your contact information.
It’s important that you don’t forget your cat and allow them to become bored too easily. Play is important to the health and vitality of your cat. Unfortunately, many owners do not realize this important part of ownership. If your cat is bored, it might develop a depression, obsessive compulsive behaviors or ruin some of your furniture. Give them time and space where they can exercise and toys they can play with. If your cats are kept inside, set up a carpet lined scratching pad or post. There are many climbing structures that can be purchased or made for cats who enjoy heights.
Cats can have nocturnal tendencies. This means that they will usually be quite active at night. Try closing the door if your cats are keeping you awake at night. This can keep them from waking you up at night and from pouncing on feet under the blankets.
A cat generally spends quite a bit of time grooming itself. When your cat’s coat is long, it can result in hairballs. There are special foods that can ease this issue. Certain kinds of cat food are made to decrease hairballs. As a result, you and your cat will be happier.
Avoid the chance that your male cat will develop crystals in his system that will come out in his urine by feeding a high quality diet. It is painful for your cat to pass these crystals and the cost to have this treated by a vet is high. Let your cat have food that doesn’t have a lot of magnesium in it. Read the ingredient list on the label. Fish-based foods usually contain more magnesium than poultry-based foods.
Cats may be smart, but you can be even smarter if you take the advice in this article. After awhile they will realize what limits have been placed upon them. Unlike with dogs, training a cat isn’t a simple matter, but most cats do end up being well-behaved in the end.