T.S. Eliot, the famed poet, once likened cats to creatures that a household depends on, the there is some truth behind his words. He said households depend on cats, which is sort of true. A happy, well-behaved feline is a great addition to any home. There are, however, many reports of cats being difficult and temperamental. You should keep reading to learn how you can become a better pet owner.
Local rescue organizations are a great place to look for a new pet cat. Many shelters have more cats than they can handle and the fees associated with adoption take care of vet visits. Rescuing a cat can end up making a big difference in both of your lives.
Though things may appear to be fine, you should always schedule regular medical checkups for your feline pet. Cats need special shots to keep them from getting sick, and the veterinarian will check your cats overall health. Do your best to use the same vet for your cat’s entire life. This person will be more knowledgeable on your cat’s history.
Spray electrical cords with some bitter apple to prevent cats from getting electrocuted. If the cat likes to chew on cords, its best to cover them as best you can. If you have loose electrical cords, you can bundle them up and stow them away in a cardboard tube (think toilet paper or paper towel rolls). If you have electrical cords laying out that are not being used, put them away as cats can play with them and then move on to live electrical cords.
Consider having your cat fitted with a microchip. Your pet may be an indoor cat, but that doesn’t mean it’ll never dash through your door or slide outside via 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. A teeny microchip can hold your contact information. These days, pretty much all shelters and vet offices have scanners that can read these chips, and because they’re beneath your pet’s skin, they won’t ever get lost.
Owning a cat is not something that can be simple, but it is rewarding. No matter what type of cat you have, these tips will assist you in a more positive experience with your pet. You’ll hear less meowing and more purring then.