Cats are extremely complex animals. Do not expect grooming a cat to be like grooming a dog. You have to do extra in order to make sure they’re clean and look their best. Read on for useful tips for cat care.
If you have a female cat it is important to have her spayed once she becomes old enough. You may not think it’s necessary if you have an indoor cat, but your cat may escape. The best method of preventing your cat from pregnancy is to get her spayed.
Cats can really scratch up your home. If your cat is ripping up and shredding your home, invest in a kitty tower or scratching post. Give them some encouragement and let them know it is okay to scratch that. Eventually it will cause you less of a headache.
Get a microchip for your cat. Even cats that live their lives entirely indoors can suddenly escape out a window or door. Although they provide the information needed to find your beloved pet, they can also accidentally get caught or even be wiggled out of. Microchips are minuscule, but can hold all the essential information about your cat and its hope. Most vets and all shelters can scan these chips to get your contact information and there is no risk of losing the chip.
You should never allow your cat to be bored all the time. Although you may believe that cats just lie around, this isn’t the case. They need their exercise. Unfortunately, lots of people who own cats neglect this. Cats who become bored often have issues that can affect them in a big way. Some of these issues are obesity due to eating out of boredom, OCD issues, fighting with other pets and depression. Spend time playing with them, and go through a variety of toys to find ones they like and will play with while you’re busy, too. If they stay indoors make sure they have a scratching post for climbing.
Once you have taken great care of your cat, it can be a better pet. It’s up to you to tend to your cat’s needs and take the necessary steps to keep it healthy. Any grooming efforts you take will be appreciated by your cat. Use this article to help take care of your cat efficiently.