If you had the chance to save an animal’s life, would you do it? Cats in shelters need you. If you need to know more about caring for your new cat, keep reading.
Check out the shelter when adopting a cat. There are so many great cats at shelters. The fee you will have to pay typically includes vet care. Taking a cat home with you means that a life has been saved.
Groom your cat. Cats should have regular combings. If you do this frequently you’ll be able to help the cat have clean fur. It can cut down on shedding and spitting up hairballs, too. Your cat should be kept groomed so that they look great and you’ll also make your home look good.
Your home furnishings can fall victim to your cat’s sharp claws. If you find your cat shredding your furniture, consider purchasing a scratching post or cat tower. They can scratch this instead. This solution might take time to take, but it will help in the end.
It can be hard to prevent your cat from jumping on the counter. Cats love being up high so that they can see. Give them an alternative. A cat tower near your kitchen can give them a place to watch you that is out of the way.
It is a good idea to microchip your cat. Indoor cats can slip out an open door. Tags and collars are great, but they don’t always stay on your cat. They can also be a risk, should they get snagged on something. A microchip is tiny, similar in size to a single rice grain and capable of holding plenty of information. All shelters and vets have scanners to ensure your cat gets home safely.
Avoid bladder crystals and stones by feeding high quality food. Passing such crystals is a painful experience for your cat, and your wallet isn’t going to enjoy the vet bill. Food with a low magnesium content will help. The best way to find out is to read the label. Poultry-based foods are generally lower in magnesium than fish.
If you take your cat with you when you travel, be mindful of their ears. You and your cat probably have different ideas about the ideal volume for the car stereo, for instance: Remember that your cat’s hearing is more sensitive than yours. Therefore, keep your music or other sounds at an acceptable level.
Being a cat owner should bring you pride. You’ve given a good home to an animal in need. You’ll also build a relationship with your pet. Take care of him and he will do the same for you.