Feral cats are felines that wander the street. Cats are great to have around and millions of people all around the world are enjoying them as pets right now. Continue reading to learn all you can about having a pet cat.
Regular veterinary checkups are important for the health of your cat. Understand that cats require vaccinations in order to stay healthy, and the veterinarian needs to regularly check for any health problems. Try using the same vet during your cat’s life. You won’t have to worry that the vet won’t have all of your cat’s medical records.
If your cat is female, it is very important that she be spayed when the vet feels she is old enough. You may believe that this is unnecessary if your cat stays inside all the time; however, cats almost always find a way to get outside, especially when they are in heat. When this occurs, your cat could get pregnant. Your best bet is to have your female cat spayed.
Make sure your cat is not too bored. Cats need stimulation. The unfortunate thing is that many owners of cats don’t realize this. Bored cats can develop depression and other harmful health conditions. Provide your cats with the toys and space it needs. If you have an indoor cat, offer him a variety of toys, scratching post or objects he can climb on.
The cat’s litter box should be placed in the right spot. It shouldn’t be put in an area with high traffic and should be far from their food. Also, minimize the smell by making sure it is a well ventilated area. Your cat is certain to appreciate a litter box that is put into a good location.
Adore your cat! They want the same level of companionship that they give to you as their owner. They are social creates which need reassurance. This will increase the love that surrounds the family.
Place a “tablecloth” under your cat’s food bowl. Cats sometimes like to eat food outside of their bowl. This can result in a mess that needs to be cleaned up. Place a piece of fabric or a place-mat under your cat’s bowl and then simply shake it over a garbage can for quick and easy clean up.
Now you know how to care for your cat properly. Cats can harm other pets, damage gardens and summon other cats. Cats are very sensitive and you should take good care of them. Perhaps you will fall in love with a feral cat.