Your kitty is a big part of your family. You have to take the necessary steps to keep them from getting parasites. These pests can take a toll on your cat’s health. Read on for some of the best methods for keeping pests off your cats.
Taking your cat in for regular check-ups at the veterinarian’s office is part of being a responsible pet owner. There are shots and vaccinations that are standard and necessary for your cat. It is best to always take your cat to the same veterinarian. Your veterinarian needs to know about your pet’s history, and your cat will feel more comfortable if you always take her to the same vet.
Cats like to get into all sorts of small spaces. Collars can be a safety risk if your kitty gets stuck. Collars designed to release when sufficient force is applied (“breakaway” collars) are a great idea. This can help to save a couple of your cat’s nine lives.
If your cat is female, it is very important that she be spayed when the vet feels she is old enough. You may keep your cat inside, but she could still slip outside and become pregnant. The best method of preventing your cat from pregnancy is to get her spayed.
Cats can tend to be more nocturnal than not. The result is that they active while you’re sleeping. If your cats keep you up late at night, you should close the bedroom door. They should stay away from you at night and then they will not be able to jump on your feet.
Always provide your feline with special attention and affection. Cats are looking for a response in kind in exchange for all of the friendly companionship they offer to humans. Like humans, cats want to feel wanted and needed. Your cat wants to be as much a member of the family as anyone else.
A proper diet for male cats will help prevent kidney problems that cause them to pass crystals with their urine. Passing stones or crystals hurts and can cost you a ton in vet bills if they don’t come out naturally. Look for foods that are low in magnesium for your cat. Look over the label. Foods that contain fish usually have more magnesium.
Think hard before allowing your cat outside. This can be something that isn’t very safe for a cat. You cat can get fleas and contract diseases. Other animals, cars and people can hurt your cat. If you think your pet needs to go outside, think about enclosing a back patio with metal mesh or some type of heavy screen to keep your cat inside, yet allow them to experience the outdoors.
All animals can get parasites, and cats are no exception. If you do not take action to ensure your cat’s health, the results can be disastrous for both of you. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to spoil and safeguard your beloved cat. Your cat is going to be pleased you did so.