Cats are very unique animals. They are wonderful pets because they are smart, independent, and very loving. But, cat care is not always simple. Keep reading to find out how to learn more about taking good care of your cat.
Don’t let your cat near drape cords. The cats will start playing with the cords and they can easily wrap around their necks. This could cause injury or death. Hang your drapery cords out of your cats’ sight to avoid this.
Check out your local shelter if you are thinking about getting a cat. Many shelters have more cats than they can handle and the fees associated with adoption take care of vet visits. Adopting a cat this way helps to save their life and cut down on unwanted animal births.
Take your cat in for regular vet exams. They should get their vaccinations and have a full check up. When you find a vet you like, stick with them. This will ensure they know the history of your cat well.
To help your aging cat feel cozy, place a warmed tile under his bed. You can do this simply with a terra cotta tile measuring a square foot. Heated in your oven around 200 degrees, it can be ready in as little as 15 minutes. Wrap it tightly in a towel and place it under the cat bed. If you want, you can change it for a newly warmed tile a few hours later.
Your cat needs a collar and tag if it goes outside. This can help if your cat becomes lost while wandering in the great outdoors. At least put your phone number and pets name on the tag.
Keep your cat’s litter box in the right location. It should not be placed in a high traffic area, and it should be far away from the cat’s food. To help control odors place the litter box in a well ventilated area. Not only will your cat appreciate it but you will too.
Cats are very unique animals, and as long as you educate yourself on their behaviors, they can make incredible pets. Use these tips at your discretion. Use what you’ve learned to enjoy your time with your cat.