If you were able to save a cat’s life, would you? Consider all the homeless cats in shelters or feral colonies that are in desperate need of homes. Taking in just one can enrich both your life and theirs.
Take your cat in for regular vet exams. Cats need to get shots so they don’t get sick and a vet can help you make sure your cat is okay. Try to keep the same vet during the life of your pet. You won’t have to worry that the vet won’t have all of your cat’s medical records.
Put a collar on any cats which go outside. Cats enjoy traveling far away, so a tag can help your cat get back home when lost. Have your phone number engraved on the tag.
Lessen the chances of your cat becoming harmed or killed by spraying all electric cords with something to keep them from chewing it. Bitter apple is a good choice and can be found at most pet stores. Cords should be covered, especially if your cat tends to chew on them. The tube from a used-up roll of paper towels makes an excellent shield for loose cords. The cords on electronics should be hidden as well.
You may want to have a microchip put into your car. One day, your indoor cat might leave through an open door or get outside through an open window. Cat collars are a great thing to have in case your cat gets lost, but they also pose a risk if they get caught on something. Microchips are as small as a rice grain and have all of your important contact information. Most organizations that deal with animal care can scan your cat for microchips, and because they are implanted, they won’t get lost.
The litter box for your cat needs to be kept in a good place. Keep the litter from the cat food, and avoid placing it in a busy area. To minimize odors, keep it in a spot that’s well ventilated. Your cat and your nose will thank you for the effort.
It is likely that your feline friend enjoys grooming his fur. Long-haired cats often develop hairballs. If your cat needs assistance with this problem, consider a special diet. Some cat food brands have formulations to prevent or reduce hairballs, which will make life easier for your cat and you.
Adopting a cat is a wonderful thing to do. You are giving your love and care to someone who needs it very much. The bonds that you form with your cat will last a lifetime. When you love your cat, it will love you back.