Would you save the life of an animal if you could? Cats and kittens are often found in shelters, just waiting for a loving family to adopt them. If you need to know more about caring for your new cat, keep reading.
Check out your local shelter if you are thinking about getting a cat. There are tons of loving cats there, and the fees often cover the needed vet care. Adopting from a pet shelter benefits the cat population.
Cats are curious by nature, which can end up getting them into trouble. A collar can be a dangerous thing to wear in such a place. 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.
If you have an outdoor kitty, make sure to invest in a break away collar with an identification tag. This can help if your cat becomes lost while wandering in the great outdoors. You have to be sure you have your pet’s name and number written on the tag.
Keeping your cats away from the counters can be hard. Cats enjoy high places so they can see what is happening around them. One way to combat this behavior is to proved your cat with an elevated place it is okay to climb on. Your cat will not go on your counters if there’s a cat tower close to the kitchen.
Receiving plenty of positive, loving attention is important for your cat. They are very loving animals and deserve affection back. Cats need social time with the family just like people do so that they know that they are valued. They want to feel like a valuable, happy family member, too.
A cat generally spends quite a bit of time grooming itself. If your cat is long haired, this may cause hairballs. To fix this problem, you can try buying a new food. Certain kinds of cat food are made to decrease hairballs. As a result, you and your cat will be happier.
Male cats can develop crystals that form in their urine, so prevent this with the right food. Your cat will experience considerable pain when he has to pass these crystals, and it’s not an easy (or cheap) problem for your veterinarian to fix. Feed cats food that’s low in magnesium. Take a look at the food’s label. Poultry products will tend to have lower amounts than seafood based products.
If you’re taking a trip with your cat, be sure to protect its ears. You may like music loud and booming, but a cat will prefer lower volumes as their ears are more sensitive. Therefore, the volume of your music should be minimized, and turn it off completely if necessary.
Cats can be great pets for children, but some younger children may be a bit too rough with cats. It is important that you teach children how to properly interact with a new cat. Help them learn how to pick up a cat and care for it. Because cats are more delicate than dogs, they need to be handled more carefully.
Try figuring out why the cat is purring. You need to learn what their meows mean. Your cat could be hungry or thirsty, or it may want to leave the house. Make sure you are paying attention in order to better understand your cat.
You should be proud that you are giving love to a cat. You have offered to give your home and your love to your animal. You will develop a bond with your cat that lasts for many years. Be sure you properly care for your cat, and it will also take care of you.