Basic Health & Care Tips to Keep Your Cat Healthy As a Beginner


If you don't feed your cat properly, he could gain weight or be malnourished. This article provides you with great advice on how to ensure your cat is eating correctly.

Keep drapery cords away from your cats. This could cause them to suffer a serious injury or even die. Make sure all drapery cords and strings are out of sight.

Regularly and correctly groom your cat. Cats should be combed regularly. It helps to maintain a healthy and clean coat. This will reduce shedding, and possibly hairballs.

Wrap it in an old towel and place under the cat's bed. If you need to, change it every few hours.

Bitter apple can be used to stop your cat from stumbling over electrical wires. Cover as many cords as you can if your cat loves to chew them. You can conceal any cords in the paper towel rolls.

Cats are often nocturnal creatures. It means that their behavior is very active at night. You can keep cats away from you while you sleep.

Make a tablecloth for your cat. Cats will often eat food off to one side. This can be a hassle because you have to clean the loose food.

Make sure your children understand the rules before you get a kitten. Let your children know where the cat can be. Having rules in place before the event can help children to understand.

Consider carefully before you let your cat out. It could be dangerous for your cat. Your cat could get fleas, or worse parasites. Other animals, vehicles and other animals could injure your cat. Let them out in a small space of your yard if they need to go outdoors.

Allowing children to be alone in the presence of a kitten is not recommended. Children under the age of 5 should never be left alone with pets. They do not know the potential harm that they could cause to kittens. Decide when they are mature enough to take care of a small animal.

Cats love heights. Add a blanket or small bed to provide comfort for your cat.

It is vital that cats get enough animal proteins to remain healthy.

Cats will respond better to water flowing from a fountain. Cats often drink the water from their bowl. Your cat can drink from a fountain just like they would if it was running water.

Play with your cat as much as you can! Play with your cat as often as you can.

Consider the extra work involved before you bring home a long-haired cat. It looks great, but will take a lot of work to maintain. Don't adopt a long-haired cat unless your ready for the extra effort. Long-haired cat are also more likely to develop hairballs.

Be aware if your cat stops using the litter box. There are many medical conditions that may cause a cat who is well-trained to stop using their litter box. Your cat may avoid the litter box if they associate it with pain. This can be caused by a kidney or UTI. If you think your cat may be suffering from these conditions, speak to your vet.

Even an indoor cat may get outside. You will have better chances of getting your cat home if this happens.

Never give your cat anything meant for humans. Take your cat to the vet if they have health problems. It can be dangerous to give cats medications that are meant for you. They may even die.

The following tips may be helpful if your cat has hairball problems and additional grooming is not helping. Add about one teaspoon of pumpkin to your cat's normal food. Try adding a teaspoon of the tuna packing liquid to the pumpkin and see if it helps. Some cat food may also include a component that helps prevent hairballs. This is usually extra fiber.

To save money, order your cat's medication online. Some companies deliver your medication to your home on a regular basis. It's great if you have to give your cat medication regularly, like every month.

Cats are resourceful creatures and will try to escape the house whenever they can. You'll be able to find the cat if it has tags.

Your cat IS NOT a vegan. Your cat needs taurine even if you are a vegetarian. Taurine can only be found as part of animal protein, so if you don't give your cat enough, it could lead to blindness or heart problems. For your cat's health, make sure they get enough meat.

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