Cats are absolutely wonderful. It isn’t a bad idea to make an activity or game for you and your cat. There is no need to spend a fortune on your cat. The following article will give you some great ideas that both you and your cat will love.
Look a local animal shelters for cats. Shelters have lots of great cats available, and your adoption fee often covers key veterinary services. By choosing a cat from an animal shelter, you can do your part to help with overpopulation. Also, you become a lifesaver!
Brush and trim your cat’s fur often to keep it looking sharp. They need to be brushed every day. If you do this frequently you’ll be able to help the cat have clean fur. It will also limit shedding and may cut down on hairballs. Keep your cat looking at its best by grooming it well.
Your cat needs a collar and tag if it goes outside. Cats can get lost, and they need a tag to be found. The tag needs your phone number and cat’s name at the minimum.
It can be hard to stop your cat from coming on your counters. Cats like to climb on things and a counter can look very inviting. It helps to provide your cat with certain high spaces where it is allowed. Putting a cat tower in or near the kitchen can help keep the cats from laying on the counter.
You may want to have a microchip put into your car. You never know when your cat could get away from you. Collars and tags can help get your cat home, however cats are experts at wiggling out of these, not to mention the risk they pose if they were to get snagged on a bush or tree branch. A microchip will hold the contact information to reach you and it’s only about as big as a piece of rice. Scanners to read pet microchips are available in every town and they will not come out from under the skin.
Cats are usually great for kids, but smaller kids may be too rough with them. Make sure that you teach your children the proper way to handle a kitten or cat. Teach them what are appropriate activities and how to gently touch it. A cat’s bones are not as strong as a dogs, and they should be treated more gently.
Reconsider having an outdoor cat. It might not be safe for your cat to go outdoors. Your cat could get parasites, or worse. Cats can be gravely injured or killed by eating poisonous plants, flowers or chemicals, hit by a car or even harmed by neighbors who are irritated with your cat on their property. If you think your pet needs to go outside, think about enclosing a back patio with metal mesh or some type of heavy screen to keep your cat inside, yet allow them to experience the outdoors.
Is your home also the home of both a dog and cat? Dogs will generally try to eat the cat’s food whenever the opportunity comes along. Try locating your cat’s food in an area where the dog cannot go. Doing this will also help you avoid fights over the water bowl.
Are you now better informed as to how you can enjoy time with your cat? The more you know about caring for your cat, the healthier and happier it will be. Your cat will live much longer when they are healthy, happy and active.