News For This Month: Cats

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Best Ways to Care For Your Feline

Your feline might be independent, but it counts providing them with water, food, shelter, veterinary care, love, a clean litter, and more. If you’re planning to welcome a new cat in the family, then you have to prepare your children and instill love, care, and excitement in their hearts. It helps to research the various breeds of feline in the market today and determine the best furry friend that suits your family dynamic. Let’s learn several things on how you can best take care of your cat once she is home.

Keep your cat indoors because it is safer, walk her on harness and leash. Whenever you are transporting your car, always use a carrier. Make sure that all your windows at home are securely screened to prevent your feline from wandering. Keep your dryer and washer closed, and always check inside before using them because some cats may climb in these appliances if they are left open. Make a habit of checking your closets, drawers, and cupboards to ensure your kitty is not lurking inside before closing them. Keep your cat safe by outfitting her with a breakaway collar and ID that is visible including your name, address and contact number. There is always a likelihood that you’re at may slip out the door no matter how careful you are, and your cat will get home safely because of the collar and ID, also as a way for you to at least comply with most local licensing laws. One of the most important things you need to do for your cat is have her regularly checked by a veterinarian for proper vaccination and treatment as needed. The the foundation of a cat’s healthy diet is meat, so it must always be their main meal every day. Avoid feeding too much kibble to your feline because they’re highly processed food with low nutritional value, and they are often contaminated with feces, storage mites, fungus, and bacteria.

Since cats are naturally clean, they usually use a litter box, and all you have to do is show her where it is. Don’t upset your car by placing her inside the box and scratching her with her front paws. You need to scoop the box at least once a day, and wash it with dish liquid or soap and hot water. In order to prevent matting, reduce hairballs and shedding and for healthy skin and coat, always brush your cat whether she is short-haired or long-haired. Grooming them yourself is a display of your love and affection.Fleas can infect your feline with Lyme disease, tapeworms, and Cat Scratch Fever or Bartonella, so it is important to get flea collars for cats.