Three Common Cat Care Mistakes

by VetDepot on June 13, 2014

cat up close blogWe all want what’s best for our pets. Unfortunately, owners sometimes do things with good intentions that actually end up causing harm. Below are three common cat care mistakes:

1.) Letting your cat roam outdoors: Some people believe that cats are meant to have their freedom. While this subject certainly up for debate, it’s important for cat owners to know that the lives of outside cats are typically significantly shorter than the lives of indoor cats. Cars, coyote attacks, dog attacks, and poisonings are all serious threats in the outside world. Instead, consider mimicking an outdoor space indoors with cats trees and toys.

2.) Overfeeding your cat: You may think you’re making your cat happy by giving out a few extra treats, but feline obesity is a serious problem that can lead to a variety of health issues including arthritis and diabetes. A healthy weight is important for your cat’s overall health and happiness.

3.) Using products meant for other species on your cat: Common human medications, like Tylenol and aspirin, can be lethal for your cat. Flea control products that are labeled for dogs are also extremely dangerous for cats. If in doubt, always check with your veterinarian to see if a product is safe for feline use.

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