Caring of Pet - Cat

 
Cats are ideal pets for many people. This may be due to their playful personalities, affectionate behavior or adorable appearance. However, aside from being cute, cats do require proper care in order to stay healthy and content. Here are some general cat care tips that will help you learn how to make your cat happy and healthy.
  • Feeding:
    • Make sure to feed your cat the right type of food, at the right times, and the right amount.
    • Feed your cat premium cat food. Make sure that your cat gets a balanced diet with the right nutrients. Feline diets deficient in certain nutrients can cause diseases, including blindness.
      Provide your cat with a fresh supply of water throughout the day
    • Give your cat two meals a day if it is an adult and three to five smaller meals if he/she is a kitten. Do not feed him/her too much, as it may cause your cat to be overweight or sick.
    • If your cat is overweight, never, ever drastically drop the food amount, it is not at all good for cats to lose too much weight very quickly. Instead, try going to your vet and buying a special type of food which is high in protein, low in fat, and low in carbohydrate. Try not to feed your cat your food; it'll become a habit. Don't feed your cat milk; cats can't digest it.
    • Never feed your cats anything that contains onion or garlic, as it leads to Heinz body anemia in cats.
  • Housing:
    • Keep your cat safe by keeping him indoors, safely confined to your property, or walked on a harness and leash. Doing so is best for you, your cat, and your community.
    • Always use a cat carrier when transporting your cat.
    • Allow your cat to choose favorite spots to hang out around the house, and then make it more comfortable with blankets and pillows, or a cat bed.
    • Provide your cat with a scratching post or a tree they can climb, cats will naturally want to scratch, it's a behavior from when they were wild.
    • Outfit your cat with a breakaway collar and visible ID that includes your name, address, and telephone number .No matter how careful you are, there's always a chance she may slip out the door. Your cat is more likely to get home safely if she has a collar and ID
    • Make sure you have a safe environment for your cat. Keep plastic bags, dangerous toys, etc. away from their reach.
  • Regular checkups:
    • Take your cat to the veterinarian for regular check-ups and vaccinations.
    • Medical care is as essential for your cat as it is for you.
    • If you notice anything different with your cat, such as the way they're meowing, walking, eating or acting, and are worried, take your cat to the vet.
    • Besides this you can ask your vet for spaying or neutering your cat.
    • Spaying and neutering will keep him healthier and help decrease the number of cats euthanized every year because of cat overpopulation.
  • Litter Box:
    • One of the most important aspects of cat care is regarding the litter box.
    • Use a good quality litter for odor control and ease of cleaning. Keep the litter box clean. Scoop the box at least once daily and periodically wash it with dish liquid and hot water.
    • Because cats also value privacy, place the litter box in a convenient but quiet spot.
    • Most cats prefer a natural wood-based litter according to experiment.
  • Exercise and playing with your cat:
    • Try to play with your cat every day to make sure it gets enough exercise.
    • Regular exercise is an important part of cat care as it helps your cat maintain body tone, muscle and keeps it feeling younger longer.
    • Toys are a great incentive to get your cat moving. You can play using a variety of dangle toys and teasers. You can also play by chasing your cat around the house.
      Besides being fun, there are great bonuses to play and exercise. Getting your cat exercising daily will help lower risks of diseases.
  • Grooming:
    • Cats will groom themselves frequently, but you will still need to brush long-hair cats daily and short-hair cats weekly. You have to also make sure that your pet is free from fleas and other parasites to make them happy and healthy as well as make your home free from such parasites as well.
    • Grooming prevents hairballs, stimulates your cats' blood flow and provides some good bonding time for you and your cat.
    • Most cats learn to enjoy the grooming process, and this can be a rewarding interaction between you and your pet as well.
  • Nail Trimming
    • A good set of nail clippers is another necessity for any cat owner. Check your cat's nails regularly and clip them as needed.
    • Regular trimming of nails reduces the likelihood of damage caused by sharp claws, and lessens the possibility of a nail growing into the foot pad and causing infection.
    • Press the paw gently to expose the nails. Make sure you clip well to the outside of the tiny darkish pink vain, called the quick. In case of error, clipping too short and causing bleeding to occur, have a blood stop or cornmeal available to use as a coagulant.
  • Ear and Eye care
    • Check your cat's ears regularly.
    • Clean them as needed, using a small amount of veterinary ear cleaner and a cotton ball.
    • If you notice a bad smell or see a lot of wax or black gunk, she may have ear mites or an infection. Take her to the vet. Immediately.
    • The wax-like secretions that form in the corners of cat's eyes should be gently cleared away to prevent irritation. Use a damp cotton ball to clean around the cat's eye.
  • Dental Care
    • Your vet should check your cat's teeth and gums at every visit. You should also check these regularly.
    • Her gums should be pink, and her teeth should be white and free of cracks.
    • If you want to brush your cats' teeth, you will need a soft-bristled toothbrush and veterinary toothpaste.
    • Plaque and tartar buildup can turn teeth yellow or brown.
    • If the buildup gets too bad, your vet should discuss the option of doing a clinical cleaning.
    • If you are realizing a bad odour from your cat’s mouth consult your vet as it could be a sign of infection.
    • By brushing your pet's teeth daily and curtailing the amount of periodontal disease, you may reduce the frequency and involvement of dental cleanings and provide your pet with a healthier mouth.
  • Relationship:
    • Your cat needs you as much as you need her. Sure, she may not always show it, but I bet she lets you know when it's time to play or cuddle. Spend time playing with and petting your cat everyday.
    • Don't ever yell or hit your cat for any reason.
    • Love your cat and spend some time with it.
    • Communicating with your cat develops a healthy relationship between you and your feline companion