Cats make great pets, but caring for them can be costly. Veterinarian bills, cat food, cat toys and kitty litter all add up. Read on to find out what it takes to care for your cat.
Keep your cat groomed. Regular combing and brushing is usually all that is required. If you do this frequently you’ll be able to help the cat have clean fur. It will reduce shedding, which means that they won’t be experiencing a ton of hairballs. Grooming a cat properly will improve the appearance of your home and cat.
Your home likely has no small spaces a curious cat won’t want to investigate. If they’ve got a collar on, this may put them in danger as it can get stuck. Collars designed to release when sufficient force is applied (“breakaway” collars) are a great idea. This could save your cat’s life if the collar gets caught in some branches.
If a cat is outdoors frequently, they need a collar that has a tag. Understand that cats may travel a long distance; therefore, if it gets lost, this tag will assist you and others in finding it. Be sure the name of your cat and your number can be found on the tag.
Feeding your male cat the proper food can help prevent crystals from forming in his urine. The cat is in pain passing the crystals, and the correction for this is costly. Give your cat foods that are low in magnesium. Look over the label. You will notice that fish-based foods and products are higher in levels of magnesium than anything sourced from poultry.
Pets can be pricy to care for and cats aren’t an exception. There are a lot of responsibilities that you will have. As you have learned here, there are ways you can make caring for your cat easier and more fun.