Sometimes, cats will rack up the bills for you. Between vet bills, cat food and litter and cat toys, you may need to reconsider if you can afford a cat. This article gives information about some ways you can keep your cat while saving money.
Taking your cat to the vet is part of being a responsible pet owner. Cats need routine annual check-ups and possibly additional ones as well for vaccinations. Cats should go to a vet immediately if they have any conditions, health problems, or injuries that need to be tended to right away.
Use bitter apple on your electric cords to keep your kitty away from them. If your cat is especially intent on chewing cords, keep them covered as much as possible. Any loose cords should be bundled up and placed in things like paper towel rolls. Whenever you aren’t using any thin, electronic cords, you should store them away.
Think about having a microchip inserted in your cat. You never know when your cat could get away from you. While a collar with a tag is useful, remember that your cat may be able to escape from the collar while they are away. Collars can also harm your cat if they get caught. Your important information can all fit nicely on a rice grain sized microchip. Scanners to read pet microchips are available in every town and they will not come out from under the skin.
Don’t let your cat get frequently bored. Cats need play and exercise. This is sadly overlooked by some cat owners. Bored cats can really be a problem. They can have health issues, OCD, and even depression. Therefore, ensure your cat has enough space for exercising and playing. A scratching post is a valuable toy to put in your home.
Why is your cat meowing? After living with your cat for long, it’s easier to interpret its meows. It may be a sign your cat needs food, or needs to be let outdoors. Understand your cat’s preferences, and you’ll be that much better off.
Cats love being up high. For a truly happy cat, provide a safe place for your cat to survey his surroundings. If a cat tree is not in your future, providing a stable shelving unit with no small items on it will do very well. Put a blanket on it so they can rest peacefully.
Get your cat accustomed to a carrier. Cats and dogs do not usually respond the same ways to punishment. Instead, cats are more likely to respond to words of encouragement. Take their favorite blanket and place it within the carrier. Then leave the carrier with the door ajar in a frequented spot. The cat will feel safe when it enters this carrier after a while. As the cat becomes used to being in the carrier, it will become easier to transport them in it.
Caring for any pet properly involves a fair amount of effort, and cats are certainly included. Cats have complex requirements, which leads many people to compare their needs to those of a small child. As you’ve seen here, your cat expenditures can be reduced while still allowing you to take good care of your cat.