Top 5 Rules to Keep Your Cat Safe
1. Make sure your cat has an ID tag with your name, phone number, and address. Even if your cat is an indoor cat, there is still a slight chance he may escape. It is better to be prepared, so if the day ever comes, there is a better chance that he will be returned safely home.
Top 5 Rules to Keep Your Cat Happy1. Give your cat a nutritionally balanced diet. Keep in mind the age of your cat. If he is a kitten, make sure you feed him kitten food, as regular cat food will be too hard to digest. Also make sure he has access to clean water at all times. Some foods are even formulated to help hairball or urinary tract problems.
2. Groom your cat often. Especially for long-haired cats, this is important to keeping their fur shiny and healthy. Even shorthaired cats need grooming, to keep the fur from matting. It's quality time you and your cat will both enjoy.
3. Set aside some play time. Cats don't need as much exercise as dogs, but they do enjoy some good quality play time. Whether with paper wadded up into a ball, or string, your cat will get the physical exercise he needs, not to mention strengthening the bond between you and your cat.
4. Train your cat to refrain from undesirable behaviors. Train kittens when they are young, and it will stick with them when they are old. Remember, any problem can be fixed with love and patience.
5. Love Unconditionally. Your cat will thrive and grow on on your love and priase. Although cats have the reputation of being independant, they also love compainionship, and with a strong relationship, you will have a friend in your cat for a long time.
Potentially Dangerous Foods-Alcoholic beverages
-Chocolate (baker's, semi-sweet, milk, dark)
-Coffee (grounds, beans, chocolate covered espresso beans)
-Hops (used in home beer brewing)
-Onions and onion powder
-Potato leaves and stems (green parts)
-Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)
Courtesy of The Humane Society of the United States
Cats can't tell us where or when it hurts. In fact, many animals will try to mask pain or illness. That's why it is extremely important that you get to know your cat's regular habits and behaviors. Any deviation from your cat's normal behavior could indicate a problem with their health. Some symptoms and behaviors are obvious: diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, sneezing, runny nose or eyes, and trouble using the litter box. There are other, more subtle, physical and behavioral signs that might indicate a trip to the vet is in order. Take note if your cat does any of the following:
If you notice any of these symptoms, take your cat to a vet right away to find out the problem. It is better to be safe than sorry.