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Love Your Pets: Cat Care Tips And Tricks

There many reasons why cats make great pets. They’re fun to pet, play with and watch sleep, plus they get rid of mice. It isn’t just rodents, cats can keep other pest animals away.

Don’t leave drape cords near your cats. Cats can potentially strangle themselves on these cords so it is important to protect your cat from this potential danger. They could be seriously hurt or even killed. Pin and hide drape cords to avoid this.

Cats enjoy finding small spaces to fit into. If they have a collar on, this might prove to be a safety risk if they happen to get stuck. Purchase breakaway collars that will give if they are yanked tightly. It can really be a life saver for your cat.

Don’t use dog portions for your cat. Cats have very strong, negative reactions to products formulated for dogs. This will especially be true if it’s a product for fleas. Your cat can die when exposed to flea prevention items made for dogs. Once you use flea prevention products on your dog, it should be kept separately from the cat for hours.

It’s not easy convincing your pet that the kitchen counter is a no-cats zone. Cats enjoy going into high places so that they can see what’s going on around the house. You may mitigate the problem by providing designated heights for them to use. Your cat will not go on your counters if there’s a cat tower close to the kitchen.

Think about having a microchip inserted in your cat. You never know when your cat could get away from you. Even if you put a collar or tag on your cat, be careful as they can wiggle out of these very easily and can be dangerous if they get caught on a foreign object like a tree branch. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and can hold all of your contact information. The majority of veterinarians possess scanners that can read your chips. Because these chips are placed underneath your cat’s skin, they won’t get lost.

You should never allow your cat to be bored all the time. Cats require physical activity. Sometimes, cat owners don’t realize this. Cats that are bored may develop obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, or other issues that can harm their health. Give them plenty of space to roam and provide them with toys to give them some exercise. If they’re inside kitties, get them a post or something else that they can scratch and climb.

Most cats are very nocturnal. This means that they will be the most active at night time. Try closing the door if your cats are keeping you awake at night. This will stop them from bothering you at night, and playing with your feet beneath the covers.

Cats have good points that dogs do not possess. Cats will go for the kill, unlike dogs. These skills are one of the many reason cats make such wonderful pets.