Cats are truly very finicky creatures; however, they can make great pets. You’ll need to understand how to feed and groom your cats, and the tips contained in this article will help you get a handle on that.
Never use something that is intended for a canine on your feline. They can have very strong and possibly negative reactions to dog products. This is particularly true when it comes to flea treatments. Products used for flea prevention in dogs can be very harmful to your cat. You need to separate your pets when you treat them for fleas.
Microchips are an increasingly popular form of pet protection. Even though a cat may live inside, you never know if it will run out the door to escape. Tags and collars are great, but if a cat escapes them, there’s no guaranteeing they’ll make it home safe and sound. Microchips are very small, approximately as large as a single grain of rice. Although they are small, they can hold your entire contact information. Every shelter and most veterinarian offices have microchip scanners that can read the chips, and best of all, they chips can’t be lost.
Many times, cat meds can be purchased on the internet for less than they’d cost if you got them from your vet. If it’s an emergency, buying online may not be an option. However, if your pet gets regular prescriptions for a chronic or ongoing issue, you can often save up to 50 percent by shopping online.
Cats are generally great with kids, though small kids may be too rough. Always train your child the proper way to handle a pet. Give them examples of how to be gentle with it and what should and should not be done. Cats have weaker bones than dogs and need more gentle treatment.
Cats generally will meow for a reason. After living with your cat for long, it’s easier to interpret its meows. They may want outside or may be hungry. Getting to know your cats cues will help you to interpret her meows.
Never try to teach a cat to use a litter box. This is not something that needs to be taught. In fact, it comes naturally for them. Some cat owners believe they should expose their cat to the litter box and rub its paws into the litter; however, this may actually have the opposite effect and make your cat scared of it.
Making sure your cat is taken care of can be easy if you know what you’re doing and if the animal behaves right off the bat. But, you have to remember that most cats won’t be that easy to take care of. You should use the tips you just read to become a better cat owner and make sure your cat is happy. Your research is going to pay off in the long run.