Cats are climbers and love to be up high. It brings them a sense of authority and security. Furthermore, felines need to observe, jump and exercise. That’s why one of the most important aspects of creating a cat-friendly home is providing vertical space.
Cats scratch for many reasons: to get rid of their claws’ outer layers, stretch back muscles, mark their territory, keep joints healthy and release emotions. Scratching is a natural behavior that should not be discouraged but directed to specific objects instead.
Cats love to get away and snuggle up somewhere. To make your cat comfortable, dedicate a space that it can call it's own. Ideally, this spot would be off-limits to other family members.
Cats love to observe and those who live indoors find great entertainment in studying the trees, birds or squirrels outside. You can create a view point for your pet with a cat window perch, a cat tower or an appropriately situated shelf. This will help your cat feel like it’s part of life outdoors and will make it less lonely if you are away for an extended period each day.
Keep in mind that it could seem like your cat prefers canine food as it might be attracted to the smell or texture; however, feeding your cat dog food, in the long run, is not a good idea and could be detrimental to your pet’s health.
– All cat food should list a source of animal protein and fat. The animal source may be in the form of beef, poultry, fish, or other meat.
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– The food should also contain taurine, an amino acid that cats need, as well as arachidonic acid. Cats also require vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids.
– Get familiar with the Association of American Feed Control Officials' pet-food requirements, which has established some important guidelines. Look for brands that comply with the AAFCO.
– If you are considering a raw-food diet, know that it carries risks. Raw meat could contain bacteria that may cause serious infections. Additionally, bones may cause oral injuries, airway obstructions or abdominal complications. If bones are part of your cat's diet, consider grinding them. Please also note that raw diets should not be fed to cats living in homes with immune-compromised individuals, young children and older people.