Learn Everything That Goes Into Having A Cat

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<ol><li> 1. Learn Everything That Goes Into Having A Cat If you own a cat, then you realize that this animal is a part of your family. That's why you should do everything you can to make sure that they don't get fleas, ticks, and other parasites. No cat wants this sort of problem. There are many more great tips below, so read on. Avoid letting your cat get bored. It is necessary for them to play and get exercise. But, too many cat owners fail to realize this. Cats who become bored often have issues that can affect them in a big way. Some of these issues are obesity due to eating out of boredom, OCD issues, fighting with other pets and depression. Give them toys and things to do. If you have an indoor cat, offer him a variety of toys, scratching post or objects he can climb on. Be sure you think about your cat's ears when traveling. You may prefer loud music as you drive down the freeway, blasting your stereo, but your feline friend likes softer sounds better. Turn down the music and let the cat rest. Set a tablecloth under your cat's food bowl. Some cats prefer to remove their food from the dish and eat it off to the side. This creates extra work since you must then clean up the leftover loose food. You can also use any type of mat underneath your cat's eating apparatus to reduce the mess. Try and figure out why kitty is meowing. Once you become familiar with your cat and its needs, it will become easier to determine what he needs when he meows. She could be trying to tell you she's hungry or needs to go outside. Make sure you are paying attention in order to better understand your cat. Do you have both a cat and dog? Dogs will always try to eat a cat's food. For this reason, you need to place your cat's bowl in an area that is to high for a dog to reach. That also means they don't fight about water after eating the food. Cats enjoy climbing on things. For very happy cats, give them a safe place where they can look around at their surroundings. If you're averse to cat trees for some reason, a shelf without breakable items will work. Providing a blanket or bed for your cat is an extra treat for them. If you're having an issue with your cat, try to get some input from other cat he has a good point owners. Although you might want to attempt to handle the problem yourself, other cat owners can provide you with excellent advice that may help you to resolve it. There are also forums on the Internet which cater to cat parents. Don't get mad at your cat if it urinates outside the litter box. If your cat makes a mess, it's probably because their litter box is not properly cared for. Punishing your cat may cause him to become afraid of you or their litter box. Carriers are great devices for you to have as a http://www.petwave.com/Cats/Behavior.aspx cat owner. The same response to punishment that you would expect from a dog does not apply to a cat. They are much better with encouragement. Leave the door to a carrier open at all times, and make the interior enticing with a beloved toy and blanket. The cat will eventually get into it and feel comfy. Transporting the carrier with your cat inside makes your next trip out much easier. Your cat deserves a high quality food. Check out the list of ingredients of any food you are </li><li> 2. considering buying. Ensure that an animal protein source, including fish, chicken, or beef, is the main ingredient. Corn and other such protein-free fillers are things you want to stay well away from. Cats are carnivores so it is important for them to get enough animal protein in their diet. Anytime you get a new pet, you must introduce them to your cat slowly to help to avoid problems and let the cat get used to it. Keep them separated for at least two weeks, but let them sniff at each other under a closed door. They may still hiss and growl when they are in the same room together. Sooner or later, they'll tolerate and even begin to love each other. Your cat, along with every other living cat, is susceptible to many different parasites. Parasites will remain with your cat until taken care of. You can take measures to get rid of or even prevent parasites. Your cat will be happy that you did. </li></ol>