Cats are very unique animals. Their intelligence, combined with their independence and affectionate nature make them a great choice of pet. But remember that cats need proper care, and it’s not effortless. Keep reading to learn more about proper cat care so that your cat will remain healthy and happy.
Good grooming is important for cats. Cats require frequent brushing or combing. Doing this frequently can help them keep their coat clean. Doing this will also help alleviate hairballs and excessive shedding. Regularly grooming keeps cats looking well and keeps your home neater.
Cats like to get into all sorts of small spaces. If they have a collar, this can be a safety issue if they get stuck. A breakaway collar let’s go if pulled on tightly. This can keep your cat alive.
You shouldn’t ever use products designed to be used on dogs on your cat. Cats can have strong negative reactions to a product that is formulated for a dog. Flea products for dogs are one of the worst products to give a cat. These products can be fatal for your cat. Keep them separated by at least one door for a few hours after treatment.
You can also consider outfitting your cat with a chip so you can monitor its whereabouts. Your pet may be an indoor cat, but that doesn’t mean it’ll never dash through your door or slide outside via an open window. A collar and identification tags can help bring your pet back to you. But experts point out that collars that do not snap apart quickly if your cat gets it caught on a branch or even a bush can accidentally strangle your cat. A teeny microchip can hold your contact information. These days, pretty much all shelters and vet offices have scanners that can read these chips, and because they’re beneath your pet’s skin, they won’t ever get lost.
As you can now see, a cat can be the best pet you’ve ever had. Study these tips carefully. Take what you have learned, and use it to create a home that gives your cat a happy and healthy life.