Cats and humans have lived together through the ages. There are many different novels and plays that have cats as the main theme. It’s easy to see why, after all this time, cats still think that they’re the ones in charge. The following article will show you how to best care for your feline friend.
Part of caring for your cat is taking it to regular veterinarian checkups. Cats need routine annual check-ups and possibly additional ones as well for vaccinations. Cats need to see a vet right away if they have health issues, injuries or conditions that require immediate attention.
Never use something that is intended for a canine on your feline. Cats usually react negatively to items made especially for dogs. This particularly applies to flea products. These products can be fatal for your cat. If you treat your dog for fleas, make sure you keep the cat away for several hours following the application.
Make sure your cat has a collar if it goes outside. Cats sometimes travel a bit when outside, and a tag prevents any mishaps due to your cat being lost. Even if the tag just has your phone number, it can be the difference between your pet coming home and being lost forever.
You may want to have a microchip put into your car. Even though a cat may live inside, you never know if it will run out the door to escape. Cats can get out of a collar or, worse, have that collar choke them to death. A microchip will hold the contact information to reach you and it’s only about as big as a piece of rice. The chip will never be lost because it is under the skin and it can easily be read by any shelter or vet.
Avoid letting your cat get bored. Cats need to play and get regular exercise. Unfortunately, many owners do not realize this important part of ownership. A lack of stimulation can lead to psychological or medical problems for your cat, including depression, compulsive disorders, and chronic misbehavior. You need to give it new toys regularly and make sure your cat has plenty of space to run and play. If they’re inside kitties, get them a post or something else that they can scratch and climb.
Most cats tend towards nocturnal behavior. Thus, the bulk of their activity will occur at night. Try closing the door if your cats are keeping you awake at night. This will keep the cats away while you’re trying to sleep because they won’t be jumping all over you.
Your cat needs love and attention. Most cats crave the same warmth and companionship they give their owners. Like humans, a cat has to be around people in order to feel special. They want to feel like a valuable, happy family member, too.
Often, the best cat medicine deals are found online. In some cases you may not be able to buy online, in the case of emergencies, for instance. Most of the time, you will get great discounts if you purchase on the web.
A cat usually believes it is in charge of your house. Using the given tips, your cat will finally learn who runs the show. Cats work well as pets, especially if you follow the advice listed here.