Learn About Cats With These Simple To Follow Tips

By Erika Beyk

There are lots of reasons why owning a cat is a great idea. They are comforting and relatively independent. However, owning a cat also requires a lot of work on your part. The following article will teach you everything you need to know about proper cat care. Read on and learn.

If you have a male cat, it is important to have him neutered before he goes into heat. When male cats start maturing, they will begin to spray around the house. It smells like ammonia and is hard to remove. Having your male cat neutered can help to prevent this from happening.

Check your cats ears frequently for ear mites. You may notice your cat shaking their head or scratching their ears a lot if they have them. They are tiny parasites that look like coffee grounds in your cat’s ears. If you have more than one cat, they can also travel from cat to cat. See a vet before using any medication on them since their ears need properly cleaned first.

Cats frequently groom themselves. If your cat is long haired, this may cause hairballs. Buy your cat specialized food to prevent this problem. There are foods on the market for cats that specifically deal with the hairball problems and are good for the cat.

Cats are great family pets, but small children might be too rough. Guide your kids in handling a feline. Demonstrate the proper way to pick up a cat and what they can do with the cat. A cat’s bones can be quite fragile and they need to be treated gently.

Check your cats ears frequently for ear mites. You may notice your cat shaking their head or scratching their ears a lot if they have them. They are tiny parasites that look like coffee grounds in your cat’s ears. If you have more than one cat, they can also travel from cat to cat. See a vet before using any medication on them since their ears need properly cleaned first.

Find a litter that your cat enjoys. Different litters have different smells and textures, so help your cat to find a litter that he is generally comfortable with using. Cats generally like to keep things the same though, so don’t experiment too often or your cat may avoid the litter box.

Cats are great pets, but they need proper care. Good cat owners will review this piece often and take its advice to heart. With the proper care, your cat can enjoy a great life.

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