If you had the chance to save an animal’s life, would you do it? Countless numbers of felines are just waiting for a place to call home. Simply adopt a cat and use this article as your guide to properly caring for it.
Take your cat in for regular vet exams. Cats need yearly shots and overall health assessments. Do your best to keep the same vet for your pet’s entire life. This one vet will be aware of the cat’s history.
Cats really enjoy squeezing into any and all small spaces. If they’ve got a collar on, this may put them in danger as it can get stuck. A breakaway collar is a good option since it will break if your cat pulls on it. This can save all “nine” of your cat’s lives.
Put a heated tile beneath the bed of an older cat. Place a tile made of terra cotta or a similar material in an oven heated to 200 degrees for around 15 to 20 minutes. Put the tile inside a towel and place it under the cat’s bedding. Change it regularly if you need to.
Make sure your cat is out of harms way by putting a little bitter apple on all the electrical cords to avoid them getting shocked. If your cat still insists on chewing your cords, try to cover as many of them as possible. You can do this by bundling them and tucking them in the cardboard rolls that are used for paper towels. Any electrical cords that are really thin (and very tempting) should really be hidden whenever possible.
If you have to travel with a cat you should remember their ears. You may prefer loud music as you drive down the freeway, blasting your stereo, but your feline friend likes softer sounds better. Keep the music turned down or off when taking your cat on a trip.
Put your cat’s food on a tablecloth. Cats will sometimes pluck food from the bowl and enjoy it straight off the ground. This can lead to a big clean-up. A simpler way to do this is by getting a place-mat and placing it under their bowl. You can also cut some fabric to make a tablecloth that can be lifted, washed, or shaken over a trash can.
Cats enjoy climbing on things. Designating a high-up area where your cat can hang out and watch everything from will help him to feel comfortable. If a cat tower is not ideal, a simple shelf that does not have any breakable items can work. The cat will especially enjoy it if you put a blanket on top.
You should be proud that you are giving love to a cat. You’re offering your home and love to an animal that desperately needs it. You’ll also build a relationship with your pet. Take care of your pet and it will show its appreciation.