If you are the proud owner of a cat, then you want to make sure you tend to their every physical and emotional need so they remain healthy, friendly, and happy. This article will help you to have a better understanding of what it takes to properly care for your feline friend.
Consider keeping your cat inside at all times
It is best if you are able to keep your cat inside at all times. Doing this will help you to keep them safe and healthy without outside interference causing problems. Outside cats also tend to get in fights, and cat fight wounds have a fairly high risk of getting infected.
Keep a close eye on the litter box
It's important to keep the litter box nice and clean regularly. If it gets too dirty, then most cats will start going to the bathroom outside of the box. Also, regular cleaning will help you to spot potential health problems sooner. For example, you will be able to see worms in their feces, so you know you need to get them in to see the vet for a deworming.
Pay attention to your cat's ears
You want to take a look inside your cat's ears on a regular basis. If your cat is allowed outside, then you can expect the inside of their ears to be a little bit dirty. However, cats are pretty clean animals, so an excessive amount of stuff that looks like dirt can signify a problem, even in an outdoor cat. An indoor cat should have very clean ears. Take your cat in to the vet if you have any concerns about their ears. Shaking their head a lot, scratching their ears, looking as if they are a bit off balance, or walking with their head to the side can also indicate a problem with their ears that should be looked at by the vet.
Watch for problems with your cat's teeth
It can be a good idea to make sure your cat mostly eats dry food that's high quality. The dry food will help to keep your cat's teeth clean by scraping against them as the cat chews. While it's OK to give the cat some treats, you don't want to do it too often since treats tend to be worse for their teeth. Plus, they are also usually higher in calories, which can lead to obesity. Take your cat in to see the cat dentist if you feel there may be an issue with their teeth. This way, the dentist can treat that issue and make sure you know how to prevent it from happening again in the future.
My husband’s mom absolutely adores playing with her pets. She currently has 2 dogs and 12 cats. Every day she spends at least two hours feeding and caring for her animals. My mother-in-law keeps a couple of her cats inside of her home. The rest of her animals aren’t allowed inside the house. However, this sweet lady always ensures they’re warm during the harsh winter months. Each of the canines have a spacious dog house to lounge in. At night, my mother-in-law places her cats in an old shed. Whenever one of her pets displays the signs of a potential illness, she immediately takes him or her to a nearby veterinarian. On this blog, I hope you will discover tips to help you protect your beloved pets from harm.