In the post adoption phase, many issues arise between cats and families. It is a serious mistake to bring a pet home without first preparing yourself and your home. Some problems come even with total preparation. The best plan is to use the tips in this article to prepare yourself and then expect to be surprised.
Cats can get into even the tiniest of spaces. Collars can be a safety risk if your kitty gets stuck. A breakaway collar is a good option since it will break if your cat pulls on it. This can save all “nine” of your cat’s lives.
Never use any product intended for dogs on a cat. Cats can have strong negative reactions to a product that is formulated for a dog. This definitely applies to flea products. Some products designed for dogs could be harmful to your cat. After your dog receives a flea treatment, keep your cat away for at least a few hours.
It is a good idea to microchip your cat. Your pet may be an indoor cat, but that doesn’t mean it’ll never dash through your door or slide outside via an open window. Collars or tags can identify your cat, but cats can wiggle out of those, and they are also at risk of getting hung up on something. Microchips are as tiny as a piece of rice and will tell people where the cat belongs. Most vets and all shelters can scan these chips to get your contact information and there is no risk of losing the chip.
Cats are generally nocturnal. Because of this, night time is when they are most active. Keep your bedroom door shut if your cats make too much noise at night. You won’t be able to hear their sounds as they walk around in the middle of the night.
The cat’s litter box should be placed in the right spot. Don’t put it where the cat can’t reach it or near their food. Make sure it’s properly ventilated to keep smell down. Not only will your cat appreciate it but you will too.
Give your cat plenty of love and affection. A cat’s companionship should be returned with the same. Like people, cats like to socialize and need to feel like they’re an essential part of your life. They need to feel as though they are an important part of the family, as well.
You can often find better deals for cat medicine online rather than buying them from the veterinarian. There are some times when this isn’t a good idea, like when you’re dealing with a pet related emergency. However, if your pet gets regular prescriptions for a chronic or ongoing issue, you can often save up to 50 percent by shopping online.
These tips should be useful whether you have a Siamese kitten or an old Bengal. These are key concepts you must know when raising a cat, but each person will make individual variations based on tastes and needs. Always keep in mind that it’s good to enjoy your cat while using the above tips.