Would you save an animal if you could? Cats in shelters need you. If you need to know more about caring for your new cat, keep reading.
Groom your cat. A cat’s fur must be brushed or combed on a regular basis. If you do this frequently you’ll be able to help the cat have clean fur. Doing this will also help alleviate hairballs and excessive shedding. Your cat should be kept groomed so that they look great and you’ll also make your home look good.
Regular vet checkups for your cat are very important. Cats need special shots to keep them from getting sick, and the veterinarian will check your cats overall health. Do your best to use the same vet for your cat’s entire life. This will ensure they know the history of your cat well.
If you have an outdoor kitty, make sure to invest in a break away collar with an identification tag. Cats can go far from home and without a tag they could become lost forever. Be sure that the pet’s name and also your home number are on the tag.
It can be tough to keep cats off the countertops. Cats like heights and like to see everything happening around them. It helps to provide your cat with certain high spaces where it is allowed. A cat tower near the kitchen will ensure that cats won’t lay on your counter.
A microchip for your cat is something that you should really consider. Even cats that live their lives entirely indoors can suddenly escape out a window or door. Tags and collars are great, but they don’t always stay on your cat. They can also be a risk, should they get snagged on something. Microchips are minuscule, but can hold all the essential information about your cat and its hope. Almost every vet and shelter has a scanner these days, and they can retrieve your contact information should they find your pet.
Caring for a kitty is something that is enjoyable and rewarding. You are sharing your home with an animal that really needs your love. The bonds between a cat and its owner can last a lifetime. Give your time and affection to your cat, and it is almost certain that you will receive the same in return.