Cats are awesome! To give your cat a happy and healthy life, you owe it to your pet to find out all you can about taking care of him properly. Read this article and follow the suggestions it contains.
Check your local animal shelter if you have plans to get a cat. Shelters have tons of great cats and their adoption fee will generally cover necessary vet care. You really are saving a life and keeping the feline population in check all in one!
If you own a female cat, make sure the cat is spade when she’s old enough. You may believe that this is unnecessary if your cat stays inside all the time; however, cats almost always find a way to get outside, especially when they are in heat. When this occurs, your cat could get pregnant. The best method of preventing your cat from pregnancy is to get her spayed.
Cats can use their claws to destroy furniture and other parts of the house. If your beloved feline friend is shredding and damaging parts of your home, try investing in a cat tower or a scratching post. You should scold your cat when it scratches your furniture and direct its attention to the scratching post or tower. Eventually it will cause you less of a headache.
It’s very important to get your cat microchipped. Even an indoor cat may find a way out of your home. Tags and collars can help you cat return home, but cats can wiggle out of them or risk injury by snagging them on a tree branch or bush. A teeny microchip can hold your contact information. Many vets and shelters have scanners that can read these chips and since they lie under their skin, they won’t get lost.
Keep smaller children away from pets as they are typically too aggressive. Make sure that you teach your children the proper way to handle a kitten or cat. Spend some time showing them how to lift a cat and how they can interact with the cat. Cats’ bones are more fragile than those of dogs, so they need gentler treatment.
Cats can make incredible household pets. You must stay educated about cat care if you want your cat to remain healthy. Keep these tips in mind as you take care of your cat. Your cat will thank you!