A cat will usually be very stubborn at times. They are often mysterious from the moment they enter your home. But even if you don’t know how to make your cat happy, you can take excellent care of them if you know what you’re doing. Read on to find out more about giving your cat the best life possible..
Move any drape cords out of a cat’s reach. The cats will start playing with the cords and they can easily wrap around their necks. This could hurt or kill them. Make sure that the cords are completely out of sight.
Check with your shelter before you purchase a cat. Shelters all over the country are crowded with marvelous cats, and most provide veterinarian care with the adoption fee. A cat gets a new chance at life and the cat population stays in check with adoption.
Ensure your cat remains groomed. Remember to brush your cat’s fur and comb it regularly. Do this often in order to aid in keeping your cat’s outer coat clean and healthy. It helps your cats shed much less too, which keeps them from spitting those hairballs up. Regularly grooming your cat will help keep it and your home looking great.
It is always important to take your cat to the veterinarian for regular checkups. Understand that cats require vaccinations in order to stay healthy, and the veterinarian needs to regularly check for any health problems. Always use the same veterinarian if possible. This one vet will be aware of the cat’s history.
When your female cat is old enough, you should have her spayed. This is true even if you think your cat is indoors only. One escape can lead to a lot of small kittens around! Spray your cat so that this does not occur.
Get your cat to a vet on a regular basis for the best health possible. They should go in for a routine check-up at least once a year, possibly more if they need important shots. If there are obvious issues with your cat, it needs to see the vet immediately. Don’t wait!
It’s very important to get your cat microchipped. Even a house cat may end up lost outside, no matter how careful you are. Cats can get out of a collar or, worse, have that collar choke them to death. A microchip about as big as a grain of rice and holds all the contact information your cat needs. The chip will never be lost because it is under the skin and it can easily be read by any shelter or vet.
Be sure you think about your cat’s ears when traveling. You may think it’s a good idea to listen to loud music on your stereo, but cats generally don’t enjoy this. Keep the music turned down or off when taking your cat on a trip.
Do you happen to own both a dog and a cat? Dogs love to eat cat food! If you’re having a problem with this, make your cat’s eating area high enough that your dog cannot reach. This also makes sure that the two don’t fight over water.
It may be time to take your cat to see the vet if it begins urinating more frequently and in places besides its litter box. For instance, it may be a sign the cat has a problem with its urinary tract. It could be the sign of other issues as well. In many cases, cheap antibiotics will resolve the problem and keep your cat healthy.
Where did you put the litter box? You may want to hide it away. The thing to remember is that your cat must have easy access to the box. Understand that cats are extremely picky. If its litter box is not in a convenient location, then your cat might not use it. If the littler box is on cold, hard floor, try placing a rug beneath it.
You may not be able to impress your cat, but proper care will certainly not go unnoticed. Put these tips to use so you can make your cat happy. Perhaps your cat will then decide to warm up to you. It could happen!