Cats are beautiful creatures, but they do come with a price tag. Food, medical expenses, litter and toys can really add up. Read on to find out what it takes to care for your cat.
You should make sure your cat stays groomed properly. You can regularly brush or comb your cat. Brushing rids your cat’s coat of dirt and helps keep them clean. This will also reduce things like shedding and hairballs because it keeps them from having extra hair. Keep your cat looking at its best by grooming it well.
Regular veterinary checkups are important for the health of your cat. Your vet can give you an idea of your cat’s overall health, in addition to administering any shots it may need. If you find a vet you are comfortable with, use them for the duration of your cat’s life. Your veterinarian needs to know about your pet’s history, and your cat will feel more comfortable if you always take her to the same vet.
Small places are spots cats love to get into. If they’ve got a collar on, this may put them in danger as it can get stuck. Collars designed to release when sufficient force is applied (“breakaway” collars) are a great idea. This can make the difference in whether your cat have nine lives or only a couple of them.
Avoid using dog products on cats. Cats can have strong negative reactions to a product that is formulated for a dog. This definitely applies to flea products. Your cat may die if you use dog flea products on it. Keep your cat away from your puppy after treating it with some flea products.
Never let a cat become bored. Cats need stimulation. Sadly, many cat owners do not understand the importance of this. Boredom can beget illness. Give them plenty of room to exercise and a wide selections of toys. If they stay indoors make sure they have a scratching post for climbing.
Any pet can be a constant price tag, and cats are certainly no different. They need a lot of help, and it can be just like caring for a small child at times. Now that you read this article, you know what it takes to properly care for your feline.