Ideas To Help Better Understand Your Cat

A cat can be hard to please. As soon as you obtain a cat, you discover that figuring them out is a life long process. Learn more about cats and how you can properly care for them using a pet monitoring camera to observe their behavior. However reading  the following tips will help you find out most everything there is to know about a cat.

pet_monitoring_cameraMove any drape cords out of a cat’s reach. Do not allow your cat to play with these. The cords may be looped and a cat may get them wound around their neck. This could kill them. It is highly recommended that you keep all drape cords pinned in such a way that the cat can’t see them so as to prevent any accidents.

Take your cat to the vet every year. Your cat needs to get a checkup about once every year, or more if there are issues that come up. If there are obvious issues with your cat, it needs to see the vet immediately. Don’t wait!

pet_monitoring_cameraSpray electrical cords with some bitter apple to prevent cats from getting electrocuted. If the cat likes to chew on cords, its best to cover them as best you can. The tube from a used-up roll of paper towels makes an excellent shield for loose cords. All thin cords should be put up when you’re not using them.

Most cats are nocturnal. The result is that they active while you’re sleeping. One way to deal with a kitten’s playful activity at night is just to shut your door. You won’t be able to hear their sounds as they walk around in the middle of the night.

pet_monitoring_cameraAvoid bladder crystals and stones by feeding high quality food. These crystals can cause a lot of pain to your cat and could end up costing you a lot in medical expenses. Feed your cat food that is low in magnesium. The best way to find out is to read the label. Cat food with lots of fish tends to have more magnesium, while products with lots of poultry tend to have less.

Create a tablecloth just for your cat. Cats will sometimes pluck food from the bowl and enjoy it straight off the ground. This can really make a mess, and you might have to spend significant time cleaning around your cat’s food bowl. You can get a pet mat or use a piece of old fabric to put under it for easy cleanup.

pet_monitoring_cameraTry as hard as you can to understand the reason your cat meows at you. Over time, you will pick up on the reasons why your cat is making this gesture. Maybe she wants to go out, or maybe she wants to eat. When you understand what each type of behavior indicates, you can improve your relationship.

Is there a dog in your home, as well as a cat? Most dogs will not hesitate before munching on your cat’s food. Feed your pets in different areas of the house, and monitor them while they eat. This also has the effect of stopping fights over the water before they start.

The advice above will aid you in caring for your cat. Use these tips so your cat will be in better health and to ensure its needs are met adequately. Your cat just might start playing nice! Maybe!

4 Things You Should Know Before Declawing your Cat

Declawing is a major surgery known as onychectomy, performed under anesthesia that removes the tip of each digit (from the first knuckle out) of the cat’s forepaws. There is a slight chance of death in the surgery, and a declawed cat may have an increased risk of infection and life-long discomfort in its paws. This surgery is not recommended for an adult animal and is considered an act of animal cruelty in some countries.
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People generally have cats declawed to prevent them from hunting and from damaging furniture. Rarely, vicious cats are declawed. In the United States, some landlords require that tenants’ cats be declawed.

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Understanding Your Cat

Cats are very good at communicating. Taking time to understand exactly what your cat is saying will make your relationship stronger. A bristling tail held straight up, or one that thrashes back and forth are warnings. If a cat is feeling defensive, the tail is usually arched.

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