ANIMALS

Ailurophiles, Take Heed! 5 Costly Mistakes Of Cat Owners

Date July 18, 2019 11:38

Having a pet is a great responsibility. Even the most caring and responsible cat owners may make mistakes in keeping their pets, which may lead to harming them. This often happens because of simple ignorance.

5 costly mistakes cat owners make

1. Leaving food in their bowl

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It's very comfortable for busy owners to just fill the pet's bowl completely and go on with their day. But such an approach will spoil the animal's eating schedule, which means it will start overeating. This will first and foremost lead to obesity, and subsequently, ensuing health issues.

2. Rarely taking them for check-ups

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Even if at first sight your pet seems fine and doesn't show any signs of sickness, cats should still be taken to the vet for regular check-ups and tests. They will help to find any potential hidden signs of diseases and timely start treatment.

3. Turning a blind eye to their extra weight

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Some owners think that fat cats are cute and that they are supposed to be chubby. But, as it's been mentioned before, obesity may cause serious health problems. Proper meals and active games are the foundation of a cat's great shape and health.

4. Ignoring changes in behavior

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If your furry feline's appetite has changed, it started hiding from everyone, or doesn't meow anymore, it's best to take it to the vet. Cats are to generally quiet creatures and may not show that there's something wrong with them. That's why you should pay attention to any changes in behavior.

5. Not keeping the litter box clean

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Cats are extremely hygienic animals. They don't like to do their business in a dirty and smelly litter box. If you haven't changed the kitty litter on time, your pet may hold it in for a long time and ignore the call of nature, which may also lead to health issues.

Remember: You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed!

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