Everyone That Has Or Wants A Cat Should Look At This by Adrian R. Lebeau

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April 26, 2012 - Your cat is part of the family. Do whatever it takes to keep your cat free from parasites. These are merely a few of the problems you need to defend your cat against. Read the following article to learn about recommended means of keeping these parasites off your cat.

Look at your local animal shelter if you have intends to get a cat. They have tons of amazing cats who desperately need a home. Adopting a cat this way helps you to save their life and reduce unwanted animal births.

A cat can do lots of damage to your furniture using its claws. Think about a scratching post or kitty tower in case your cat's claws become a problem. Help them learn to scratch onto it instead of your belongings. This approach takes time, but it usually works.

Prevent your cat from chewing on electrical cords by spraying bitter apple on them. Cats who love to chew need to be kept away from cords or cat diapers. Hide those loose cords and keep them out of sight in no more needed paper towel rolls. If you aren't using any thin, electronic cords, you need to store them away.

Put the litter box in a perfect location. The cat litter box should not be kept in an area with a lot of traffic. Additionally, it does not have to be near the cat's food. Place it in a ventilated area to reduce odors. Both you and your cat will reap its benefits.

Convey a "tablecloth" under your cat's food bowl. Often, a cat will remove food from his bowl to consume on the side. This creates work since you must then clean up the leftover loose food. Convey a piece of fabric or a place-mat under your cat's bowl after which simply shake it over a garbage can for convenient and easy cleanup.

Have you got dogs and cats? Dogs will always try to eat a cat's food. For this reason you should have a feeding position for your cat that's too high for the dog to achieve. This also makes sure that the two don't fight over water.

If you see your cat is urinating a great deal or at improper places, you need to take it towards the vet. Sometimes, abnormal urination habits indicate an infection of the urinary system. Inexpensive antibiotics generally clear this right up.

Buy a drinking fountain for your cat. Cats living in the wild like drinking from running water, and they have exactly the same desires in a home. Streaming water is less difficult for your cat to take in. You could even consider turning on your sink several times a day to allow your cat drink in the faucet. A fountain will give them the same effect, which is more eco-friendly.

The foods you eat might not be very healthy for the pet. These food types include grapes, onions green tomatoes and garlic. These food types will cause indigestion or much worse for the cat. Your cat should also steer clear of milk products.

Consider holes around the house you would rather your cat didn't enter into. It's amazing how small an opening has to be before a cat can't fit. Be especially careful with kittens. Be familiar with this when you are bringing a new cat in to the home. Cover all large holes to prevent a hazard for your cat.

Don't give cats human medication. For those who have a sick cat it is best to take them to a person who specializes in animal sickness, such as a veterinarian. Your cat turn into very sick or perhaps die when taking your medication.

If you can, keep your cat inside and close to you. It has been proven that indoor cats have a much longer life span than cats living outdoors. If you want to give your indoor cat some outdoor time, exercise with them. That way, your cat gets some outdoors, sunshine and outdoor scenery without the risks of free-roamers.

Cats could make great pets. But, should you own a cat, the only way you can be sure that you're properly taking care of it is by doing your research. Evaluate the concepts in this piece to understand what your cat really needs. Your cat will enjoy a full and comfy life.