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Everything You Should Know About Cats

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Everything You Should Know About Cats

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Cat is definitely one of the most popular pets of all times, with the currently population of more than 100 million animals worldwide.

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If you plan to adopt a cat, or if you already have one or more cats, here you can find information about the most important things and problems that every cat owner faces, and how to overcome them. So, these are the most important things you should know about cats, we hope you’ll find some helpful information here.

Cat Food

When choosing the food for your pet cat, it is also very important to read the ingredients listed by the manufacturer. They usually include information, such as artificial colors, preservatives and flavor enhancers.  Manufacturers also provide information about animal source ingredients, like meat or seafood, which will supply essential fatty acids and amino acids for your pet. The appropriate diet is essential for cat’s good health, and during its life it will require different diets and nutrients. The life stages of cats are kitten, adult and senior, so as a cat owner, you must identify the life cycle of your cat in order to provide the right diet.

Cat Health

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Cats are naturally very healthy and are not high-maintenance pets, but every owner should try to learn the warning signs of its pet early. That may save you from worrying and help lessen the costs of treating the issue. There are some common diseases our cat friends can contract and as a cat owner we all should know about them to notice the symptoms, change in behavior and choose the right way to help them to be again happy and healthy. Here are the most common cat diseases: giardiasis, feline leukemia virus, rabies, feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), dental issues, heartworm, feline viral hinotracheitis, feline calicivirus and feline panleukopenia.

Cat Litter

Whether your cat stays indoor or outdoor, there should always be a place for your cat to use it. The litter box is very important for your cat’s well-being and health; we can say a litter box is second only to food and water. It is imperative to learn everything about the use of a healthy litter box.  Because of the fact that cats are desert animals, these animals are naturally inclined to use gravel and sand as a place to eliminate their bodily functions. Most cats will instinctively use it, and the little kittens will only need gentle encouragement to begin using the litter box every day. Your litter box should also be easily accessed for cleaning and well ventilated.

Training Your Cat

If training your cat to stay, sit, or heel is your goal, perhaps you should get a dog. Or if your goal is to train your cat to sit on the toilet to do his business, maybe this article is not for you either. This article may help to all of you who would be happy training your cat to just use the litter box instead of shoes or closet. This is also for cat owners who would be very happy training their cat to use a scratching post instead of the curtains. This way you admire your cat for being exactly a cat and you want him to behave as nothing other than a cat, but a good one.

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The key to successful cat training is to understand cat behavior to make sure that when your cat does something you want, make sure that after the cat is rewarded. And the things you don’t want your cat to do must never be rewarding or fun.

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