Cats are one of the easiest pets to have for many reasons. Not only are cats incredibly entertaining pets to have, they also help keep the house free of rats and other rodents. Cats are sometimes not given their fair share of credit for keeping homes safer, and keeping undesirable critters off your property.
Make sure your cat is always groomed. Cats require frequent brushing or combing. If you do this frequently you’ll be able to help the cat have clean fur. This will also reduce things like shedding and hairballs because it keeps them from having extra hair. A well groomed cat will be much more pleasant for everyone and will also help you keep your home clean.
Cats will try to get into many different crevices. If they have a collar on, this can be dangerous. Breakaway collars will “break” if they’re pulled too tight. This could save your cat’s life!
If you own a female cat, you should have her spayed when she is old enough. This is true even if you think your cat is indoors only. One escape can lead to a lot of small kittens around! Spaying the feline is really the optimal way of dealing with this.
Make sure your cat sees a vet regularly to maintain their good health. They should go at least once yearly for a check-up, and more often if they need any shots. Cats should see a vet right away if any health problems or injuries needing treatment occur.
While a big dog might look like a better hunter than a small cat, it won’t track pests the way a cat will. Cats are quite good at all they do and do not mind sharing their life with you. With these skills and admirable qualities, it is easy to see why cats are a desirable addition to the family.