Cat Care Tips Everyone Should Know

Poet T.S. Eliot once made a quote about cats. He said households depend on cats, which is sort of true. A healthy, well behaved cat can be a boon to any household. There are, however, many reports of cats being difficult and temperamental. Here are some tips on how you and your pet can better co-exist.

If you plan on getting a cat for a pet, try looking into a local shelter. Shelters have lots of great cats available, and your adoption fee often covers key veterinary services. When a cat is adopted from an animal shelter it saves its life and it helps control the cat population.

Keep your cat groomed. Just like dogs, cats require regular brushing and de-tangling. This can keep them clean. This will also cut down on shedding and can reduce issues with hairballs. Keeping a cat groomed properly can help them and your home look great.

Cats like to get into all sorts of small spaces. Collars can be a safety risk if your kitty gets stuck. A breakaway collar is a good option since it will break if your cat pulls on it. This can save all “nine” of your cat’s lives.

It can be hard to make your cat stay off the counter. Cats enjoy going into high places so that they can see what’s going on around the house. You can get your cat to quit doing this if you make areas that it can climb up to. One way to keep your cats from continuously jumping on the counter is to install a cat tower near the problem counter.

Think about having a microchip inserted in your cat. Even an indoor cat can get the urge to run out of a door or leap through a window. Although they provide the information needed to find your beloved pet, they can also accidentally get caught or even be wiggled out of. A microchip about as big as a grain of rice and holds all the contact information your cat needs. The majority of veterinarians possess scanners that can read your chips. Because these chips are placed underneath your cat’s skin, they won’t get lost.

Cats are frequently nocturnal in their habits. This means that they will usually be quite active at night. If your cat’s activities are keeping you awake at night, try keeping your bedroom door shut. This will ensure you sleep much better, without cats jumping into bed with you.

Caring for your cat is a lot of work but your cat is worth it. The tips you’ve read can help you build a better bond with your cat. Use the tips you just read to make sure your cat is healthy and happy.