A lot of new cat owners are not sure about what they should expect. If you don’t prepare for your cat in advance, you will be in trouble. There are many problems that you will still face even if you do your homework. Reviewing tips like those found below is very helpful; just remember to ready yourself for some surprises along the way!
Cats will try to get into many different crevices. If they’ve got a collar on, this may put them in danger as it can get stuck. A breakaway collar let’s go if pulled on tightly. This can keep your cat alive.
If your cat is older or sick, a heating pad may provide comfort. Allow a terra cotta tile to heat in an oven for 15 minutes at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Wrap it up in a towel and place it under where your cat sleeps. If you want, you can change it for a newly warmed tile a few hours later.
You may want to have a microchip implanted in your cat. Even though a cat may live inside, you never know if it will run out the door to escape. Collars and tags can help get your cat home, however cats are experts at wiggling out of these, not to mention the risk they pose if they were to get snagged on a bush or tree branch. Microchips are minuscule, but can hold all the essential information about your cat and its hope. Nearly all veterinarians and shelters now have scanners capable of reading the information on these chips, and since they are under the skin, there is no chance of the chip getting lost.
The tips you just read will help you care for your cat, regardless of its age or breed. The concepts you just went over are the basics and can help you to raise a cat so that it’s a happy and healthy animal the rest of its life. More important than anything else is to enjoy every precious moment with you new little kitten.