Cats are a wonderful thing to behold. These cats are overpopulated and can be a nuisance. Continue reading to learn all you can about having a pet cat.
You should be bringing your cat to their vet for a check-up regularly. Your vet will provide your cat with the shots it needs to prevent disease. Your vet can also check the overall health of your cat. Do your best to keep the same vet for your pet’s entire life. You won’t have to worry that the vet won’t have all of your cat’s medical records.
Be sure you have a vet that your cat sees regularly so it stays healthy. Your cat should have a health check yearly, but should go in more if your cat needs shots. If there are obvious issues with your cat, it needs to see the vet immediately. Don’t wait!
Think about getting a microchip implanted in your cat. You never know when your cat could get away from you. 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. Microchips are tiny and contain all your contact information. Scanners to read pet microchips are available in every town and they will not come out from under the skin.
Anytime you travel with a cat, their ears should be monitored. You may enjoy it, but it could be hurting your cat’s ears. To ensure your cat’s trip is pleasant, turn off the music or keep the volume low.
While cats are good pets for children generally, smaller children may treat them too roughly. Make sure your kids understand how cats should be handled. Show them what activities are appropriate and how to pick them up. Cat’s bones aren’t quite as strong as dogs, so they must be treated gingerly.
Create a tablecloth that your cats can use. Cats like to make a mess when they eat. This creates extra work since you must then clean up the leftover loose food. There are two ways to do this. You can either put a placemat under the food bowl or use some stray fabric that you have lying around. Either way, you can easily get rid of debris by dumping them in the garbage.
Try to figure out the cause if you find your cat meowing excessively. After some time, you’ll understand why your cat purs or meows based on what she wants. The meows may indicate hunger, happiness, or a desire to go exploring. Be aware of the cues your cat gives you, and the two of you will have a better relationship.
Now you should have no trouble helping your cat to have the best life it possibly can. They can cause damage to your yard or attack your pets. Just remember that cats are still delicate animals in a way, and you should always handle them with some level of care. You may even bond with a stray cat that comes your way.