Curiosity is something that every cat has. They act like they don’t need you; however, they enjoy being around you. It is so calm and peaceful to have your cat sitting calmly on your lap. Use these tips to understand your feline friend.
Female cats need to be spayed as soon as they reach the proper age. Even if you own an indoor cat, it might produce many kittens if it escapes during mating season. If your cat has been spayed, however, you won’t have to worry about this happening.
You should take your cat to the vet on a regular basis to maintain optimum health. A routine check-up should happen annually, and more often if necessary shots are due. If a condition, illness, or injury happens, your cat should be taken to the vet immediately.
A microchip for your cat is something that you should really consider. Even a house cat may end up lost outside, no matter how careful you are. A tagged collar might help get kitty home, but it can just as easily come off if snagged on a branch. Microchips are minuscule, but can hold all the essential information about your cat and its hope. Nearly all veterinarians and shelters now have scanners capable of reading the information on these chips, and since they are under the skin, there is no chance of the chip getting lost.
Make sure your cat is not too bored. Play and exercise are both important for cats’ well-being. Too many cat owners forget this simple fact. Bored cats can become depressed and inactive, causing harm to their well-being. Give them exercise space and a lot of toys. Be sure your cat has something they can climb and something they can scratch if they stay inside.
Most cats are very nocturnal. Do not be surprised if your cat is very active at night. If your cats keep you up at night, kick them out of the bedroom. It also protects your toes from those crafty midnight pounces.
Check prices online for your cat’s medication to see if they are cheaper than at your vet’s office. In an emergency, however, this might not be possible. But for routine medication purchases, you may find a discount of 50 percent online.
If you have to travel with a cat you should remember their ears. While you may like to crank up the stereo when you go cruising, your pet probably prefers you keep the volume down. So, keep your volume down, or turn it off to give your cat a better travel experience.
Create a tablecloth for the feline. Cats will sometimes pluck food from the bowl and enjoy it straight off the ground. If this occurs, you will have a mess on your hands. 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.
Try and figure out why kitty is meowing. Over time, you will pick up on the reasons why your cat is making this gesture. Possibilities include that she is hungry or wants to be let outside. You should pay attention to these cues and you will eventually learn to decipher them.
Cats can be a strange and mercurial breed, but they are most definitely good companions if you get close to them. Let what you have read here sink in so you can take better care of your furry friend. Owning a cat is a wonderful experience but you need to make sure that your friends is happy and healthy.