Felines are mysterious and even magical animals. Their unique intelligence and independence combined with their loving nature make them ideal as house pets. But remember that cats need proper care, and it’s not effortless. Read the following tips, and you should be able to learn a lot about how you can deal with owning a cat so that it’s happy.
Your cat will want to climb into small spaces. A collar can be a dangerous thing to wear in such a place. A breakaway collar is a good option since it will break if your cat pulls on it. This can keep your cat alive.
You should take your cat to the vet on a regular basis to maintain optimum health. Cats should go to a vet at least once each year for a check up, and more frequently for required shots. Cats should go to a vet immediately if they have any conditions, health problems, or injuries that need to be tended to right away.
Make sure your cat has a collar if it goes outside. Cats can range far from your home and the tag will help them find their way home. At the very least, you should include your contact info and the name of your cat on the tag.
You may want to have a microchip put into your car. Even indoor cats can decide to run away at a moment’s notice, escaping through an open window. Tags and collars are great, but if a cat escapes them, there’s no guaranteeing they’ll make it home safe and sound. Microchips are minuscule, but can hold all the essential information about your cat and its hope. Most organizations that deal with animal care can scan your cat for microchips, and because they are implanted, they won’t get lost.
You should never allow your cat to be bored all the time. It is necessary for them to play and get exercise. But, too many cat owners fail to realize this. A bored cat may fall victim to depression, compulsive disorders or issued that can be harmful to their health. Give them plenty of room to exercise and a wide selections of toys. Be sure your cat has something they can climb and something they can scratch if they stay inside.
If you’re taking kitty on a road trip, don’t play loud music. They don’t want to hear you singing at the top of your lungs. Spare your cat’s sensitive hearing by keeping the volume down at all times.
A tablecloth for the feeding area can be quite useful. Sometimes cats prefer to remove food from their bowls and eat it from the floor. This can really make a mess, and you might have to spend significant time cleaning around your cat’s food bowl. To make clean up a breeze, use a place mat underneath the bowl or a piece of fabric. You’ll be able to pick it up easily and shake the excess food into the trash.
If you make time to learn about proper care, cats can be great pets. Study the tips you learned here. Then put your new knowledge to use.