Cats are as much a part of the family as anyone else. That’s why you should do everything you can to make sure that they don’t get fleas, ticks, and other parasites. They have needs that are different from dogs, and they should not be treated the same way. Continue reading for some great tips.
Keep your cat from having a shocking experience by spraying electrical cords with bitter apple. If your cat still insists on chewing your cords, try to cover as many of them as possible. The tube from a used-up roll of paper towels makes an excellent shield for loose cords. Cats are drawn to wires and cords, so you should keep them out of sight and out of mind if they are not being used.
A microchip will allow you to find your pet if it is lost. Even though a cat may live inside, you never know if it will run out the door to escape. Tags and collars can help you cat return home, but cats can wiggle out of them or risk injury by snagging them on a tree branch or bush. Your name and the best way to contact you can be encoded on the chip, which is tiny. Most vets and all shelters can scan these chips to get your contact information and there is no risk of losing the chip.
Cats sometimes will spend hours grooming themselves to perfection. Long-haired cats often develop hairballs. There are special foods you can buy to try to help with this particular problem. Some cat foods are specially formulated to help reduce hairballs, which is good for both you and your pet.
When traveling on the road with your cat, understand that they are sensitive to sounds. You may think it’s a good idea to listen to loud music on your stereo, but cats generally don’t enjoy this. Therefore, the volume of your music should be minimized, and turn it off completely if necessary.
Use a tablecloth underneath your cat’s dish. It’s a common practice for cats to eat their food on the side of their bowl. Sometimes this will make the area around the bowl messy, and you’ll have to clean it. Put a placemat under the bowl, or even some fabric so cleaning up is a snap.
Don’t let your cat go outside. It might not be safe for your cat to go outdoors. Your cat can pick up fleas, or worse. Other animals, cars and people can hurt your cat. If your cat has to be outside, make sure it is only in a small area near the house.
Just like all cats in the world, yours is just as susceptible to contracting parasites. They will not go away on their own and need to be treated as soon as they are noticed. By following the above advice, you can keep your cat clean and healthy. Saving your cat from these pesky creatures will benefit your cat and your peace of mind.