As pets, cats are always a great choice, except that they can get a little pricey. There are many things you will need to pay for, such as cat litter, food, toys and trips to the vet. Read on to find out what it takes to care for your cat.
Cats can get into even the tiniest of spaces. There are ways to make sure that their collar does not get stuck. Therefore, use a breakaway collar that will come undone whenever it’s being pulled very tightly. This can save all “nine” of your cat’s lives.
A heated tile for underneath your cat’s bed can provide real comfort. Use a 12″ terra cotta tile and heat it by putting it in a 200ÂºF oven for 20 minutes. Wrap it in an old towel and put it under your cat’s bed or blanket. Change it out every few hours if you feel the need.
Female cats need to be spayed as soon as they reach the proper age. If an indoor cat gets out, you may soon have kittens. Getting your cat spayed is a great way to stop this from going on.
Have your cat see a vet frequently to keep good health. Your cat should have a health check yearly, but should go in more if your cat needs shots. Make vet appointments immediately if your cat has a medical condition or has become injured.
Being nocturnal is quite normal for cats. They are often active at nighttime. If your cats keep you up late at night, you should close the bedroom door. This will stop them from bothering you at night, and playing with your feet beneath the covers.
Remember to take care of your cat’s ears if you travel with him. You may prefer loud music as you drive down the freeway, blasting your stereo, but your feline friend likes softer sounds better. Turn down the music and let the cat rest.
It can be quite expensive to properly care for your beloved cat. It can feel as though you’re actually caring for a child. Clearly, it really is possible to economize without sacrificing your cat’s care.