If you’re not used to cats because you’ve never had one, then you need to learn a few things first. These abandoned kittens make up nearly half of the population of domesticated felines and can become a troublesome pest if you live in urban areas. Dealing with these cats is a problem that costs businesses thousands and loses customers all year long.
Your home likely has no small spaces a curious cat won’t want to investigate. There are ways to make sure that their collar does not get stuck. A breakaway collar has the ability to release its hold if the cat pulls tightly on it. Your cat can preserve a few of his nine lives with this.
Ensure that your cat goes to the vet often so that they are healthy. They should go in for a routine check-up at least once a year, possibly more if they need important shots. Cats must see their vet right away if they start having health issues, injuries or other problems.
Make sure your cat is not too bored. Cats need play and exercise. Too frequently this need is overlooked by owners. Bored cats are more prone to depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, as well as many other behavioral issues. You need to give it new toys regularly and make sure your cat has plenty of space to run and play. If they stay indoors make sure they have a scratching post for climbing.
Give your cat lots of attention and love. Cats are by nature companion animals, but that companionship goes two ways. Similar to people, cats like to socialize and feel as if they are important to their family. They wish to be a happy and valuable family member.
Avoid bladder crystals and stones by feeding high quality food. Passing those crystals hurts and having this corrected by a vet is expensive. Make sure your cat’s food is not high in magnesium. Check the label. Fish products can have more magnesium when compared to poultry.
Find cat medicine online if you want to get discounts. Naturally, some stuff won’t be available online. However, for standard medications, like flea medications or heart worm pills, online sources offer a substantial savings to pet owners.
Set a tablecloth under your cat’s food bowl. Cats often like to remove food from their bowl to eat it off to the side. This creates extra work since you must then clean up the leftover loose food. To simplify your clean up duties, place a ready made placemat under the dish or purchase some inexpensive fabric and use it like a tablecloth.
It should now be possible for you to come out of your house and fight any stray cats that are trying to invade your yard. Your cat will thank you for taking the time to read this article. Of course, you have to remember that cats can be sensitive so they need to be carefully cared for. Maybe you’ll find one you fall in love with.