There are many different breeds of cats. When you give one a home, you change it’s life forever. Getting to know a cat’s needs and taking great care of it can help your cat to have a fantastic life.
Make sure you don’t allow your cat to be around drape cords. These can cause your cat to choke if they get a hold of it. This may hurt them or possibly cause death. Make sure that the cords are completely out of sight.
Your cat will want to climb into small spaces. A collar can be a dangerous thing to wear in such a place. The advantage to a breakaway type collar is that if enough pressure is put on it, it will just let go rather than strangle the cat. Your cat can preserve a few of his nine lives with this.
If your cat is an outdoor cat, then you should ensure it wears a tag collar. If your cat gets lost during its time outdoors, a tag makes it easier to locate the animal. The tag should contain the pet’s name, your phone number and your name as well.
A microchip will allow you to find your pet if it is lost. You never know when your cat could get away from you. Cats can get out of a collar or, worse, have that collar choke them to death. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and can hold all of your contact information. Most vets and animal shelters will have a microchip scanner and because it’s under the animal’s skin it can never become lost.
Put your cats’ litter box where it is most acceptable to him. Don’t put it where the cat can’t reach it or near their food. You should also make sure there is ample ventilation to avoid odors. Your cat will appreciate it and so will you.
Many times, cat meds can be purchased on the internet for less than they’d cost if you got them from your vet. When an emergency strikes, however, you may not have the option of buying medications on the Internet. However, if you buy meds for your cat on a regular basis, you can save huge amounts by getting medication via the Internet.
There needs to be set boundaries with your children and a new kitty. Let your kids know where the cat can go. It’s also important to let them know that outside doors must be kept closed so that the cat doesn’t escape. Setting the rules in advance will ensure your children understand.
Defend yourself against cats that are intruding. Cats often attack other pets and tear up your gardens if you don’t watch out. Obviously, cats are living beings and you should always be considerate to the extent that is safe for you. You may even discover a stray cat that makes you smile!