Cats are creatures that love fun and can help you lose track of your time if they play games with you. May you are looking for a new way to entertain your cat. A cat is a reliable, always-available source of amusement and love. By taking this advice, you will be well underway towards the kind of care your cat deserves.
Check-ups are an absolute must for any pet cat. Cats need special shots to keep them from getting sick, and the veterinarian will check your cats overall health. For the most consistent pet care, choose one veterinarian and stick with them. You won’t have to worry that the vet won’t have all of your cat’s medical records.
If you have an outside cat, you need to give it a collar and some identification tags. Cats can roam far, so a tag will ensure you find them quickly when they’re lost. The tag should contain your name and number for contact purposes.
The cat’s litter box should be placed in the right spot. Don’t put it close to your cat’s food or in an area that gets too much traffic. Put it in a ventilated area to reduce odors. Both your cat and you will appreciate this.
Many times, cat meds can be purchased on the internet for less than they’d cost if you got them from your vet. There may be times when you cannot purchase medication online, such as in an emergency; however, monthly medication, such as flea medicine, can be bought online. It is possible to save up to 50% on certain medications by purchasing them online.
Anytime you travel with a cat, their ears should be monitored. Cats tend to prefer gentle sounds during the day. To keep you cat from feeling nervous, keep the volume at a lower level. A trip is already stressful for a pet.
Create a tablecloth that your cats can use. Cat’s will often remove food from their bowl to eat it. This may make a big mess that you need to clean up. An easier way to do that is to either buy a placemat and put it underneath the cat bowl, or to cut a bit of fabric to use as a tablecloth that you can pick up and wash or shake over the garbage can.
Don’t let your cat go outside. Your cat might not be safe outside. Your cat could get parasites, or worse. Your cat might be injured by people, other animals and even vehicles on the road. If your cat must be an outdoor cat, limit it to your own backyard.
Vary your cat’s diet just a tiny bit to keep them from being picky. This will ensure that your cat gets a taste of many different foods.
Don’t toss an older scratching post just because it looks worn. To your cat the post is just right. If you replace it with something new, your pet might seek out something a little more worn to scratch – like your furniture.
If your cat suddenly stops using the litter box, you should take him to the vet. This sort of behavior is common among cats with UTIs and other health problems. Inexpensive antibiotics generally clear this right up.
Do you love playing with your cat? Not every cat is the same, so that means you may have to pick and choose some of the tips you read to try on your cat. Playing with your cat will help them to not only have fun, but will give them the exercise that they need.