Cats have been beloved pets for many centuries. They’ve been the subject of poems, movies, and even Broadway musicals. It’s easy to understand why they feel that they’re in charge. The following article will show you how to best care for your feline friend.
Keep your cat properly groomed. Just like dogs, cats require regular brushing and de-tangling. If you do this often, their coat will stay clean. This will also reduce things like shedding and hairballs because it keeps them from having extra hair. Keeping your cat nicely groomed will keep him and your home looking their best.
If your cat is female, you need to get it spayed at the proper age. It does not matter if you an indoor cat; if she gets out when in heat, you can end up with many kittens. Spaying your cat is the best way to prevent this from happening.
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. The tag should contain at least the cat’s name and your contact information.
Think about putting a microchip in your pet. Indoor cats can slip out an open 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 very small, approximately as large as a single grain of rice. Although they are small, they can hold your entire contact information. Almost every vet and shelter has a scanner these days, and they can retrieve your contact information should they find your pet.
You should never allow your cat to be bored all the time. Play and exercise are both important for cats’ well-being. Unfortunately, many owners do not realize this important part of ownership. A bored cat may fall victim to depression, compulsive disorders or issued that can be harmful to their health. 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 are indoors, give them a scratching post or something to climb on.
It is common for cats to get the impression that they rule the world at large, and especially their own environment. By using this advice, you can help your cat learn where the real boss resides. Cats are great animals to have around; learn more about them so that you can enjoy them even more.