Cats are wonderful and unique pets. Cats are also a very common household pet, and they are very populated in many areas. 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.
Though things may appear to be fine, you should always schedule regular medical checkups for your feline pet. Your vet will provide your cat with the shots it needs to prevent disease. Your vet can also check the overall health of your cat. Try using one veterinarian consistently. They’ll understand what your cat has been through.
Female cats need to be spayed as soon as they reach the proper age. It does not matter if you an indoor cat; if she gets out when in heat, you can end up with many kittens. Spray your cat so that this does not occur.
If you have an outdoor cat, be sure he or she has a tagged collar. Cats can travel far, and a tag will help you find the cat easier if they get lost. The tag should contain at least the cat’s name and your contact information.
You should never allow your cat to be bored all the time. They need exercise and they get it through play. Unfortunately, many owners do not realize this important part of ownership. Bored cats can develop depression and other harmful health conditions. Give them lots of space for exercise and plenty of toys they can play with. A scratching post is a valuable toy to put in your home.
Your cat needs lots of affection and love. They give us love, and we need to return it to them. Without love, cats may not socialize with your family. They probably would like to feel as though they are a wanted part of the family.
Some male cats get urinary crystals, but this is preventable with proper diet. It can be painful to pass these crystals and your vet bill will be priced accordingly. Try to find a cat food that has a low level of magnesium. Read the label. Poultry-based foods are generally lower in magnesium than fish.
Do all you can to figure out what’s causing your cat to meow. After some time, you’ll understand why your cat purs or meows based on what she wants. The cat may want something to eat or to get let out. Make sure you are paying attention in order to better understand your cat.
Just because your family did it when you were a child, does not mean allowing your cat to go outside is a wise decision. Your cat might not be safe outside. Your cat can pick up fleas, or worse. It could be injured via a vehicle or another animal. If you still insist your cat be able to go outside, then do so in the fenced backyard.
Eventually, you’ll get the hang of outsmarting your cat. They will soon figure out what they need to avoid and where they can have a free reign. Although training a cat is typically more difficult that training a dog, most cats end up trained and well mannered.