All cats carry certain obligations for the responsible pet owner. It is important to take good care of your cat, including grooming, feeding her properly and of course giving her plenty of attention. You have to provide extra attention in making sure they are clean and looking good. The following article has some tips for you.
Visit your local shelter if you’re thinking about getting a cat. Shelters are filled with beautiful cats, and the fee for adoption will basically cover the needed vet care. Besides, adopting a cat from an animal shelter means you are saving this cat’s life.
Have your cat chipped so you can find him if he runs away. Even an indoor cat may find a way out of your home. Tags and collars are great, but they don’t always stay on your cat. They can also be a risk, should they get snagged on something. Microchips are very small, approximately as large as a single grain of rice. Although they are small, they can hold your entire contact information. Many vets and shelters have scanners that can read these chips and since they lie under their skin, they won’t get lost.
Keep your cat amused. Just like dogs, cats need playtime and physical exercise, too. Unfortunately, lots of people who own cats neglect this. Bored cats can suffer from depression, extreme compulsive disorders, and other harmful issues that can negatively impact their overall health and well-being. Give them exercise space and a lot of toys. An indoor cat needs a good scratching post.
If you are traveling with a cat in tow, be aware of the noises in your car. You may love loud music, bit it might be bothering your cat. Spare your cat’s sensitive hearing by keeping the volume down at all times.
Do you have both a cat and dog? Dogs love to eat cat food! Because of this, you should make the place that your cat food is in higher up so that the dog cannot reach it. That also means they don’t fight about water after eating the food.
Be cautious when leaving a kitten with children. If the child is younger than 5, don’t leave them alone with a kitten. The maturity level isn’t there when it comes to your child. When children get a little older, they develop the skills needed to be around small animals.
Cats enjoy being high up. Designating a high-up area where your cat can hang out and watch everything from will help him to feel comfortable. You should install a cat tree or allow your cat to climb on some shelves. To make it really special, put a bed or blanket up there too.
Don’t stress yourself out about instructing your cat on proper litter box usage. This skill is something your cats pick up on their own, not something that can be taught to them. Don’t force your cat into the box or you will traumatize them.
When your cat is groomed well, it has an attractive appearance. It is your responsibility to make sure your cat looks (and actually is!) healthy. Your cat will be happier and healthier if you take good care of it. Remember these tips for a happy and healthy cat.