Many people make the mistake of not planning when they get a cat for the first time, and they run into a lot of issues. Pets are great, but adopting one on the spur of the moment, without any preparation, is a bad idea. But because they are curious creatures, some mishaps will still occur even with planning. The best thing to do is to read this article, but be ready for anything.

Check-ups are an absolute must for any pet cat. In addition to checking the health of your cat, a vet can give him any needed shots. Your cat will be more comfortable if you continue using the same vet. 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.

TIP! You never want to leave the cords of your drapes dangling down. These are not great play toys for cats.

When your female cat is old enough, it’s vital to get her spayed. Even if you own an indoor cat, it might produce many kittens if it escapes during mating season. Spaying the feline is really the optimal way of dealing with this.

A tagged collar is essential if you let your cat outside regularly. Cats can go far from home and without a tag they could become lost forever. Have your phone number engraved on the tag.

You can also consider outfitting your cat with a chip so you can monitor its whereabouts. Even cats that live their lives entirely indoors can suddenly escape out a window or door. Cat collars are a great thing to have in case your cat gets lost, but they also pose a risk if they get caught on something. A teeny microchip can hold your contact information. The majority of veterinarians possess scanners that can read your chips. Because these chips are placed underneath your cat’s skin, they won’t get lost.

TIP! Your cat will want to climb into small spaces. If they have a collar on, this can be dangerous.

Do not allow your cat to stay bored all of the time. Cats require physical activity. Unfortunately there are too many cat owners who don’t properly exercise their cats. Cats that are bored may develop obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, or other issues that can harm their health. Give them time and space where they can exercise and toys they can play with. If they stay indoors make sure they have a scratching post for climbing.

You might find that your cat sleeps all day and wants to be active at night. They get very active at night. One way to deal with a kitten’s playful activity at night is just to shut your door. This will keep them from attacking your toes.

No matter what cat you have, these tips can work to train them. While there may be some advice that works for all cat owners, there are many issues which will vary from cat to cat. The best thing to do is keep having fun with your kitten.