The poet T.S. Eliot said that a household will depend upon a cat. A cat that is healthy and well-behaved can be great for any household. Unfortunately, cats aren’t the easiest pets to live with. Have a better time living with your cat through these tips.

A heated tile can be positioned beneath the bed of a mature cat. Use a terra cotta tile to help relieve your cat’s aches and pains; put it in the oven on low heat – 200 degrees or so – for 15 minutes. Put the tile inside a towel and place it under the cat’s bedding. Change every few hours if you like.

TIP! Make frequent checkups with your vet to keep your cat healthy. Your vet can give you an idea of your cat’s overall health, in addition to administering any shots it may need.

Female cats need to be spayed as soon as they reach the proper age. If an indoor cat gets out, you may soon have kittens. The best method of stopping this is to have your cat spayed.

Flea Products

Don’t try using dog food or products for your cat. Cats are not the same as dogs, and products meant for dogs can make cats very ill. Flea products should not be used on cats in any circumstance. Using dog flea products on your cat can kill them. You need to separate your pets when you treat them for fleas.

TIP! Cats enjoy finding small spaces to fit into. They can get caught or stuck if they happen to be wearing a collar.

Male felines tend to get crystals in the urine that can be prevented with proper diet. Passing crystals is very painful for your cat, and the vet’s bill will be painful for you. Your cat needs food low in magnesium. Look over the label. Fish is often high in magnesium compared to chicken.

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. There are some times when this isn’t a good idea, like when you’re dealing with a pet related emergency. However, for standard medications, like flea medications or heart worm pills, online sources offer a substantial savings to pet owners.

While owning a cat isn’t always easy, the reward is great. No matter how active or lazy your cat may be, the advice you have read will help the two of you get along better. In no time you’ll notice more purring and less meowing.