Would you save a pet’s life if you could? There are literally millions of cats that need a good home. Simply adopt a cat and use this article as your guide to properly caring for it.
Regular vet visits are very important for your cat’s health. A yearly visit for a regular check-up is important, with more frequent visits for shots as required. Make vet appointments immediately if your cat has a medical condition or has become injured.
Never use any product intended for dogs on a cat. Some can be quite dangerous, and even deadly, when used on a cat. Flea products should not be used on cats in any circumstance. Dog flea prevention products will kill your cat. Keep them separated by at least one door for a few hours after treatment.
You can also consider outfitting your cat with a chip so you can monitor its whereabouts. Even an indoor cat can get the urge to run out of a door or leap through a window. Other measures like tags and collars are better than nothing, but your cat may wriggle out of them or they may be torn off by outdoor hazards. A teeny microchip can hold your contact information. Almost every vet and shelter has a scanner these days, and they can retrieve your contact information should they find your pet.
When you buy a small kitty for your children, set the boundaries ahead of time. Let your children know what rooms you will allow the cat to go into. If you’re planning to have an indoor cat, explain to your children that the cat is not allowed to be outside. Setting rules in advances ensures understanding.
Cats like to be high up to see the surrounding area. For a truly happy cat, provide a safe place for your cat to survey his surroundings. If you’re averse to cat trees for some reason, a shelf without breakable items will work. The cat will especially enjoy it if you put a blanket on top.
You should feel proud about your ability to care for your cat. You are offering your love and your home to an animal desperately in need of it. The relationship between you and the cat you care for can last a lifetime. Take care of them and they’ll care for you.