All cats carry certain obligations for the responsible pet owner. Grooming a cat is different from grooming other pets. It takes a little more time and energy to get the look that you want. Keep reading for some useful cat grooming tips.
Any drape cords should be hidden so the cat cannot grab hold of them. Do not allow your cat to play with these. The cords may be looped and a cat may get them wound around their neck. This could cause injury or death. Be sure your drape cords are strongly secured.
Taking your cat to the vet is part of being a responsible pet owner. Your cat should always go to the vet for a check up, especially if they need shots. Cats need to be seen by a vet right away if there are injuries or health problems that don’t go away.
Put a collar on any cats which go outside. Cats can travel far, and a tag will help you find the cat easier if they get lost. Have your phone number engraved on the tag.
It’s not easy convincing your pet that the kitchen counter is a no-cats zone. Cats instinctively want to be at a high vantage point so they can survey their surroundings. You can control this tendency a bit by making high places in the house that you feel comfortable having your cat utilize. A carefully placed cat tower in the kitchen will keep cats away from the counter.
A microchip for your cat is something that you should really consider. You may not have had trouble with your cat getting loose previously, but it can happen at any time by accident. Collars and tags can help get your cat home, however cats are experts at wiggling out of these, not to mention the risk they pose if they were to get snagged on a bush or tree branch. Your name and the best way to contact you can be encoded on the chip, which is tiny. Nearly all veterinarians and shelters now have scanners capable of reading the information on these chips, and since they are under the skin, there is no chance of the chip getting lost.
Male cats sometimes have crystals in their urine, but this can be prevented with the right cat food. Your cat will experience considerable pain when he has to pass these crystals, and it’s not an easy (or cheap) problem for your veterinarian to fix. Your cat needs food low in magnesium. Read the label on any food you choose. Cat food with lots of fish tends to have more magnesium, while products with lots of poultry tend to have less.
Your cat will look great after a high quality grooming session. You have it in your power to do a great deal to give your cat a great life. Anything you do to groom it, the cat will appreciate. Use this article to learn how to do that.