Cute Cats – Feline Tips And Advice From Our Animal Professionals.
If you’re not used to cats because you’ve never had one, then you need to learn a few things first. Cats come with many issues from health issues to overpopulation. Knowing a bit about the care of cats is a useful skill to have, whether or not you intend to keep one as a pet.
To help prevent tapeworm infestation in cats, feed a small amount of food grade diatomaceous earth for two weeks out of each month. About a quarter of a teaspoon per cat per day is adequate. Food grade diatomaceous earth kills internal parasites and causes them to be expelled from the system.
If your cat is an outdoor cat or a cat that has a habit of getting outside, they need proper identification. The cat should have a safety collar and an ID tag. Safety collars that have elastic bands allow cats to get out of the collar if they get it caught on something. An ID tag or an implanted microchip can help your cat get returned if they’re lost.
Give your new cat some space. Moving to a new home can be stressful on a cat, especially one who is no longer a kitten. To help them adjust, give them a quiet place that they can call their own, such as a spare bathroom or laundry room. This gives them a safe space they can retreat to until they have become comfortable with exploring the whole house. Depending on the cat, this process may take a few days up to a month or more.
You should now know more about having a pet cat. Feral cats can destroy gardens, attack your pets, and invite their friends over. They can also be loving pets. You could even end up bonding with one of the feral cats.