Feeding and Litter Box Tips

  • Cats will drink more if their water is kept in a different area from their food. The water will also stay cleaner as food is  less likely to get in it.  Toilet water is full of bacteria, Pets can get internal bacterial infections from it.
  • Most all cats can drink Lactose free milk without the side effects of regular milk.
  • Pets should not eat from anything deep, narrow, plastic or flat on the floor.
  • For cats that vomit their food because they eat too fast, try feeding smaller amounts  more often.   Mixing  water with wet food to make a ‘pudding’ consistency will force a cat to lick the food up, which will also slow it down.
  • Driftwood makes a great outdoor scratcher for cats.
  • To help loosen matted hair before brushing, work cornstarch into the mats.
  • Rub car or furniture wax on litter box walls to stop clay from sticking to them. Especially in corners! Hanging a piece of plastic over the side also works. Or spray very lightly with Pam and wipe off excess with paper towel.
  • To limit litter box tracking around the box, economically, place those interlocking open weave rubber tiles ( made for concrete floors) around it. One row about 2″ or 3″ away from the box should be sufficient. Put newspaper under it for easy clean up.
  • To stop a cat kneading on you, just rub it’s chin.
  • To avoid scratching off the BPA (toxic white coating) on the inside of cans, and to get all the contents and gravy from a can of food use a mini baby food jar spatula.
  • Sit your dish on the front part of an aluminum or paper pie plate to catch any food pushed over the back.
  • To help food pushers, and lickers that flatten their wet food on the bottom of the dish try adding water to make it into more of a pudding consistency. Warm water will enhance the smell of the food to encourage eating.
  • If you’re having to medicate your cat with a bad tasting med. ( and they are ALL bad tasting to cats) wash it down with a couple of cc’s of water from a second syringe ( in mouth, not shot down throat) immediately after dosing.
By |2017-04-14T10:23:18+00:00April 14th, 2017|Tips for Pet Owners|Comments Off on Feeding and Litter Box Tips

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