Cats are fascinating animals and they make terrific pets. Being a cat owner is an enjoyable venture in life. Keep reading to learn more about cat care.
Move any drape cords out of a cat’s reach. If the cat becomes caught in a loop, they could choke to death. This is an extreme choking hazard and should be prevented at all costs. Therefore, ensure that drape cords are pinned away from your cat’s reach.
Visit your local shelter if you’re thinking about getting a cat. Shelters are filled with beautiful cats, and the fee for adoption will basically cover the needed vet care. By choosing a cat from an animal shelter, you can do your part to help with overpopulation. Also, you become a lifesaver!
An outdoor cat must always wear a tag on its collar. The collar and tag will make it easier to find the cat if it gets lost. Make sure at a minimum to put your pets name and your phone number on the tag.
Microchip your cat. Even cats who live completely indoors may someday decide to bolt out the door or escape out of a window. Other measures like tags and collars are better than nothing, but your cat may wriggle out of them or they may be torn off by outdoor hazards. A microchip, on the other hand, is inserted near your cat’s shoulder blades, takes only a second to do, and all of your current contact info can be read through the chip. These days, pretty much all shelters and vet offices have scanners that can read these chips, and because they’re beneath your pet’s skin, they won’t ever get lost.
Create a tablecloth just for your cat. Sometimes cats prefer to remove food from their bowls and eat it from the floor. If this happens, you’ll have to clear away any excess food that’s left outside. It’s easier to clean up this food by purchasing a placement and inserting it under your cat’s food bowl, or you could simply cut some fabric and make it into a tablecloth so you can easily pick up the food and throw it away.
As previously mentioned, cats are great pets. You should always keep educating yourself about the different things you can do to care for your cat. Take advantage of all the suggestions this article provides. Your cat will love you more for this!