Feral cats are felines that wander the street. These cats are overpopulated and can be a nuisance. Keep reading for some excellent advice about taking care of your pet.
A vet trip should happen for your cat yearly. They should get their vaccinations and have a full check up. When you find a vet you like, stick with them. They will learn your cat’s history best.
Cats enjoy getting into small spaces. If they have a collar on, this can be dangerous. The advantage to a breakaway type collar is that if enough pressure is put on it, it will just let go rather than strangle the cat. This can help to save a couple of your cat’s nine lives.
If your cat is getting older, you can increase it’s comfort by placing its bed over a heated tile. Just get a tile and heat it up in the oven for a while to place under the cat’s bed. Keep the temperature of the oven at 200 degrees. Wrap the tile in a towel and then put it under the bed. Change it out every few hours if you feel the need.
If a cat is outdoors frequently, they need a collar that has a tag. This way, if your cat gets lost and is found by a stranger, that person will know how to contact you. At least put your phone number and pets name on the tag.
Avoid letting your cat get bored. Every cat needs exercise time and play! Too frequently this need is overlooked by owners. Bored cats can develop depression and other harmful health conditions. You need to give it new toys regularly and make sure your cat has plenty of space to run and play. If your cat is an indoor cat, a cat tower or scratching post makes an ideal source of fun and exercise.
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. However, if your pet gets regular prescriptions for a chronic or ongoing issue, you can often save up to 50 percent by shopping online.
Cats can be great pets for children, but some younger children may be a bit too rough with cats. It is important to show your child how to approach and handle a cat. Help them learn how to pick up a cat and care for it. Cats need to be protected, too. Their bones are much more susceptible than dogs.
Now you know how to care for your cat properly. Cats are prone to a number of issues, but with the right knowledge, you’ll be able to handle all of them. Cats need to be loved and treated with care. It is possible to form an attachment with a feral cat and make him your pet.