Cat Illnesses – Learn How To Take Better Care Of Cats.

A lot of new cat owners are not sure about what they should expect. Never take on a pet unless you are prepared to be responsible. However, it is impossible to anticipate every problem that can arise when you bring home a frisky feline. Luckily these tips can give you an edge and help you face the unknown.

Choose a high quality food. The key to a healthy cat starts with nutrition. Take a look at the ingredients label. If you look at most “popular” commercial cat foods, you may be surprised to see the top ingredient listed is corn. Cats are carnivores, so look for a food with a real meat as the top ingredient. You may pay more up front, but these foods are often more nutritionally dense, meaning your cat eats less and the bag lasts longer.

Cats are constantly grooming themselves, and this is why they rarely need a bath. If your cat gets into something particularly stinky, a bath will not hurt them. If your cat does not like water you might want to wear gloves so that you do not get scratched. You might also want to enlist the help of a friend or family member.

Never use a product on your cat that is intended for dogs. Cats often have negative reactions to dog products. This particularly applies to flea products. Using dog flea products on your cat can kill them. After your dog receives a flea treatment, keep your cat away for at least a few hours.

The above advice is helpful for cats of all ages and breeds. These are tried and true ideas that have been proven to help raise a cat properly, however there are always individual instances where things change. Remember to enjoy your new kitten because that’s the most important part of the process.