Cats are wonderful and unique pets. There’s a reason so many families choose to welcome cats, and that cats are present in great numbers in virtually every human community. Living indoors with cats is a different thing completely. Cats are intelligent, strong, and agile, but they can also be quite stubborn. You’ll need good advice to deal with them.
It is always important to take your cat to the veterinarian for regular checkups. In addition to checking the health of your cat, a vet can give him any needed shots. Do your best to use the same vet for your cat’s entire life. This is because this person will know your cat and the history of the animal.
Have your cat see a vet frequently to keep good health. They need a check-up and possibly vaccinations. Make vet appointments immediately if your cat has a medical condition or has become injured.
Think about getting a microchip for your feline friend. Even indoor cats can decide to run away at a moment’s notice, escaping through an open window. 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 as tiny as a piece of rice and will tell people where the cat belongs. Most shelters and veterinarians can scan your pet to read the information on the chip, and the chip cannot be lost since it is beneath the skin.
Be attentive to your cat and give them your love and company, often. A cat’s companionship should be returned with the same. Cats have a need to communicate with others to show they are part of the family. They want to know they are a valuable part of the family too.
If you take your cat with you when you travel, be mindful of their ears. They don’t want to hear you singing at the top of your lungs. Therefore, try to turn down your music or keep if off altogether so your cat has a better trip.
Place a “tablecloth” under your cat’s food bowl. Often cats prefer moving food from a bowl onto the floor to eat. That means you will have to tidy up the food left beside the cat bowl. It’s easier to clean up this food by purchasing a placement and inserting it under your cat’s food bowl, or you could simply cut some fabric and make it into a tablecloth so you can easily pick up the food and throw it away.
When you purchase a kitten for your child, set rules and boundaries beforehand. Make sure your children know where in the house the cat is permitted to be. Advise your children not to let the cat out if it is to be an indoor cat. Knowing the rules ahead will help your child understand.
Eventually, you’ll get the hang of outsmarting your cat. In a short time, they will understand where they should be and what they need to avoid. Though cats may not be as easily trainable as dogs, most accept training and are good pets that can behave.