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All The Basics About Cats To Get You Started

Jun 18

All The Basics About Cats To Get You Started

Cats are a very unique animal to own. They have an independent nature, so they are fine if you are busy and are gone to work during the day. The following article will teach you what you need to know to take good care of your pet.

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If your cat is an outdoor cat or a cat that has a habit of getting outside, they need proper identification. The cat should have a safety collar and an ID tag. Safety collars that have elastic bands allow cats to get out of the collar if they get it caught on something. An ID tag or an implanted microchip can help your cat get returned if they're lost.

 

Feed your cats proper food. Remember that cats must eat meat. Only give your cats cat food to eat. Do not feed them or let them eat dog food. Dogs and cats have different nutritional needs and some of the ingredients in dog food could harm your cat. Feeding your cat dog food for food could also lead to malnourishment, among other issues.

 

You can also consider outfitting your cat with a chip so you can monitor its whereabouts. Your pet may be an indoor cat, but that doesn't mean it'll never dash through your door or slide outside via an open window. Although collars and tags are beneficial, some cats may even wiggle out of them. You can use a microchip instead; you can store your contact information in the chip and it will not bother your cat. Scanners to read pet microchips are available in every town and they will not come out from under the skin.

 

Do not feed your cat any kind of human food that contains bones in it. If you are giving your cat chicken or fish, be sure to remove the bones beforehand to prevent a choking hazard. Chop the food that you serve into small bits to make it easier to digest for your cat.

 

Get your cat a drinking fountain. Cats normally look to drink from running water. This is true in the wild or at home. The drinking fountain will look more inviting than a water bowl. In fact, the running water in a sink garnishes more attention from a cat than their water bowl usually does. Also, a cat drinking fountain is better for the environment and allows them to be more natural.

 

Do not leave wet cat food in the bowl for longer than twenty minutes after your cat is done eating it. After you see your kitten is done for the time being, throw out the rest of the food and make sure to wash their bowl thoroughly with light soap and water.

 

When it comes to choosing a pet for your home, you can't deny that cats are an alluring option. If you want to be responsible with your animal, however, there are things you must learn. You should use the tips you read in this article to look after your beloved new cat. Your cat will enjoy a full and comfortable life.