Popular poet T.S. Eliot once stated cats are animals which households depend on. He was not entirely wrong in this statement. A happy, well-behaved feline is a great addition to any home. However, cats can at times be difficult to have around. These tips can help you and your cat exist better together.
Shop at your local pet shelter for your next cat. They have tons of amazing cats who desperately need a home. Rescuing a cat can end up making a big difference in both of your lives.
Make sure you keep all the recommended appointments with your cat’s veterinarian. The vet will be able to provide your cat with needed vaccinations and any medications it requires. Veterinarians also keep tabs on your cat’s overall health and diagnose any problems they find. Do your best to keep the same vet for your pet’s entire life. This also allows the vet to become more familiar with your cat’s unique health needs and personality.
Cat’s claws can really put a dent in your furniture. Purchase a scratching post to stop your cat from destroying your home. Put cat nip on it to attract them to it. It might not happen overnight, but the problem should eventually stop.
It is a good idea to microchip your cat. Even an indoor cat could someday jump through an open window. Even if you put a collar or tag on your cat, be careful as they can wiggle out of these very easily and can be dangerous if they get caught on a foreign object like a tree branch. A microchip will hold the contact information to reach you and it’s only about as big as a piece of rice. The majority of veterinarians possess scanners that can read your chips. Because these chips are placed underneath your cat’s skin, they won’t get lost.
Your cat has sensitive ears, especially in the car when they’re stressed out. You cat is used to being at home and it might shock him to hear you singing at the top of your lungs. So, keep your volume down, or turn it off to give your cat a better travel experience.
Caring for your cat is a lot of work but your cat is worth it. The tips you’ve read can help you build a better bond with your cat. In no time you’ll notice more purring and less meowing.