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Cat Care Tips Straight From The Experts

There isn’t any animal that compares to a cat and they are great pets for several reasons. A cat will bring joy to your household and also help you get rid of rodents and other pests. Cats work to prevent rodents from getting inside to begin with. Spay your cat as soon as she is old enough. Even if she is an inside cat, you need to spay her because she could get out. If you want to prevent this, spay your cat. You should not use products designed for other animals. Cats can have strong negative reactions to a product that is formulated for a dog. Flea products especially. These dog flea products can even cause feline death. Actually, it is best to separate the cat from the dog once the flea problem has been treated. Nice furniture and cat claws don’t get along very well. If your couch is starting to look like it’s been put through a shredder, it’s time to invest in a nice scratching post or cat tower. Use catnip or other scents that are attractive to your kitty to encourage him to go there. Eventually it will cause you less of a headache. It’s not easy convincing your pet that the kitchen counter is a no-cats zone. Cats like to be up high, where they can watch everything going on. One good way...

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Basic Nutrition For Cats

Cats are what are known as obligate carnivores. An obligate carnivore is one that must east meat. You cannot just turn her out to graze in a pasture. The digestive tract of cats has been shortened and optimized proteins from meat. They simply don’t have the dental or digestive apparatus to process plant materials. It’s therefore surprising, given their physical inability to process plants, that you will still find cats nibbling on plants from time to time. There are many theories for why cats would nibble plants. They may be trying to balance an upset digestion or add missing vitamins and minerals. Perhaps they simply like the taste. Maybe it’s a combination of factors. The jury is still out on this matter. Fortunately these days, we don’t have to go out and hunt for food to feed our cats. There are a large number of very good, nutritionally balanced foods available in pet stores to satisfy any cats’ tastes. Try to feed good quality food. It really does make a difference in the health and appearance of your pet. Pick one that your cat likes and stick with it. Cats don’t actually need a lot of variety. Changing their food constantly tends to just make them picky eaters. Nutritional requirements for your pet will vary by age and size. What she needs as a kitten will be very different...

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Giving Your Cat A Pill

Giving a cat a pill can be a nightmare. No cat wants something shoved down his throat, and he will fight you tooth and nail to prevent it. Although most cats are small in size, youíd be quite amazed with how much power they actually have. There are ways that you can get your cat to take his pills, which we will cover below. The easiest way to give a cat pill is to crush the power into a powdery form by putting it between two spoons. Once the pill is powder, mix it in with some wet cat food. Cats that are used to eating dry cat food will see the wet food and think of it as a treat. They will normally eat it up, unaware that they just took their medicine. If the medicine happens to be in capsule form, all you have to do is pry the capsule apart then sprinkle the medicine on some wet food and serve it to your pet. If the food also contains the pill or if your pet is sick, chances are he wonít eat it. In this event, you should look into a pet piller. You can get these handy devices from your veterinarian. They are plastic rods that hold the pill until you press a plunger. When you get one, you should always get a long one...

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Care For Your Cat The Easy Way

Try These Tips Out Today! Cats are very different from other pets. A blend of inquisitiveness, autonomy, and intelligence creates a charming companion. However, it’s not easy caring for a kitten properly. Read the following tips, and you should be able to learn a lot about how you can deal with owning a cat so that it’s happy. When considering a new pet, make sure you visit the area shelter first. Shelters around the country are overflowing, and the cats there need more humans to help. Adoption fees often include things like spaying or neutering them, shots or other vet care. When a cat is adopted from an animal shelter it saves its life and it helps control the cat population. When your female cat is old enough, you should have her spayed. You may not think it’s necessary if you have an indoor cat, but your cat may escape. Unless you want the hassle of getting rid of kittens, spaying is the best option for your cat. Spray bitter apple on electrical cords to keep cats away from them. Cat can sometimes chew on cords, and they should be covered to prevent this. You can do this by bundling them and tucking them in the cardboard rolls that are used for paper towels. Cats are drawn to wires and cords, so you should keep them out of sight...

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cat behaviour training for the stubborn cat

Learning cat behaviors before you start training them would be an good idea for anyone that is going to train a cat’s behavior. A cat can jump and land on its feet as this is a natural instinct for a cat. When a kitten is born the cushion in its paws are not developed with the cushion to land on its feet. It takes about 7 weeks to develop the cushion in a kittens paw for landing. A cats bone structure is unique to other animals as the bones are flexible, cats have no collar bone, which enables them to twist and bend their bones. A cat can jump a great distance without sustaining any injuries. With this behavior, you will want to teach the cat to jump hoops, sticks, or off the scratching tree. Letting a cat jump from extreme heights will cause injury to the cat. Cats have a unique hearing ability; they are able to hear high tones and pitches, like opening a door or a can of food. Cats also have unique smelling abilities. The reason a cat will scratch or urinate on the floor , rub its self up against a door or furniture, is the cat is leaving their scent in those areas so they will be able to come back and know they were there, in other words marking its territory. In...

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