Cats are very unique and fun animals. Sometimes you may have to introduce some new things to your cat to keep it occupied. This might not even mean spending a penny! Take care to follow these guidelines for a better time with your cat.

If your cat is female, then ensure you spay her as soon as you can. You may believe that this is unnecessary if your cat stays inside all the time; however, cats almost always find a way to get outside, especially when they are in heat. When this occurs, your cat could get pregnant. If your cat has been spayed, however, you won’t have to worry about this happening.

TIP! Contact local shelters if you want to adopt a cat. Shelters are filled with beautiful cats, and the fee for adoption will basically cover the needed vet care.

Don’t give a cat a dog’s product. Products designed for dogs or other animals could cause a negative reaction from your cat. Flea products can be especially harmful. Your cat can die if you use a dog flea product on it. If you treat your dog for fleas, make sure you keep the cat away for several hours following the application.

You should never allow your cat to be bored all the time. Although you may believe that cats just lie around, this isn’t the case. They need their exercise. But, too many cat owners fail to realize this. Bored cats tend to develop emotional and mental disorders that may negatively impact their health. Make sure your cats have a wide variety of toys and plenty of room for active play. If you have an indoor cat, offer him a variety of toys, scratching post or objects he can climb on.

If your cat is male, understand that he could develop crystals inside his urine, which can be very painful to him. Therefore, prevent this issue from occurring in the first place by feeding your cat the right type of food. If they have to pass the crystals it can cause the cat a lot of pain and paying a vet to help with this can cost you a lot of money. Look for foods that are low in magnesium for your cat. Check the ingredients list on the label. Fish usually has more magnesium than poultry.

TIP! Make sure that your cat is well groomed. Cats should have regular combings.

Though a veterinarian will almost always have a supply of medications that your cat needs, it can be more cost-effective to purchase them from online venues. In some cases you may not be able to buy online, in the case of emergencies, for instance. But, if you’re having to buy pet medication regularly, you will be able to save up to half the price if you buy online.

Your cat has sensitive ears, especially in the car when they’re stressed out. You may enjoy it, but it could be hurting your cat’s ears. If your cat seems upset or agitated, turn down the music and speak calmly to him.

Try any of the games suggested and see how much fun it can be playing with your cat. While each cat responds differently to food, toys, and care, you can be sure that your efforts will not go unappreciated. Take care of your cat, and your cat will reward you in so many ways.