There are many different breeds of cats. Adopting a new kitten is a great way to help keep this population of wild animals down and you will find that a cat is a great pet to have. This problem can cost your business thousands and cause you to lose customers.
Cats like sneaking into small spaces. If your cat wears a collar they might get hurt, and stuck. Breakaway collars will “break” if they’re pulled too tight. This could save your cat’s life if the collar gets caught in some branches.
If you have a female cat it is important to have her spayed once she becomes old enough. It does not matter if you an indoor cat; if she gets out when in heat, you can end up with many kittens. If you want to prevent this, spay your cat.
If a cat is outdoors frequently, they need a collar that has a tag. Cats can get lost, and they need a tag to be found. Have your phone number engraved on the tag.
Have your cat chipped so you can find him if he runs away. You may not have had trouble with your cat getting loose previously, but it can happen at any time by accident. While a collar with a tag is useful, remember that your cat may be able to escape from the collar while they are away. Collars can also harm your cat if they get caught. A microchip about as big as a grain of rice and holds all the contact information your cat needs. They are impossible for your pet to lose, and most vets and shelters have equipment that can read these chips.
Keep your cat amused. Just like dogs, cats need playtime and physical exercise, too. But, too many cat owners fail to realize this. Bored cats can suffer from depression, extreme compulsive disorders, and other harmful issues that can negatively impact their overall health and well-being. Give them toys they can play with, play with them yourself, or at the least give them room to exercise. If you have an indoor cat, offer him a variety of toys, scratching post or objects he can climb on.
If you’re having an issue with your cat, try to get some input from other cat owners. You may try to handle it yourself, but you might need input from other cat owners. There are a number of message boards for cat owners on the Internet, or you can go to your vet with problems.
Do not punish your cat if they make a mess in the area outside of the litter box. When this occurs, it tends to be because the box is not being maintained properly. Punishing your cat may cause him to become afraid of you or their litter box.
Do not throw away your cat’s scratching post because it is starting to look very old and worn. Cats love them! By throwing away an old scratching post and replacing it with a newer one, your cat will likely look for older items to scratch, such as your furniture.
It is important that your cat always where a collar that identifies them. This will be important even if you have an indoor cat. A naturally curious cat will readily wander out an open door or window. It is a good idea to include your own phone number along with the name and contact number of your veterinarian. This is very important if your pet is likely to get lost or has some medical needs.
Play is an essential element of a cat’s daily life. Play is necessary for all mammals no matter the age or species. Older cats might not be quite as energetic as they used to be, but light play can still be fun for them. Enjoy some playtime with your cat.
Keep your cat healthy, and ensure him a longer life, by keeping him up-to-date on his vaccinations and health check-ups. Just like with having kids, young cats need to be checked on to see if they’re doing okay from time to time. It also needs its shots so that you can avoid problems later on down the road. Your cat is part of your family, and you should treat him as you would any other well-loved member of your household.
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. If left unchecked, stray cats can do a lot of damage. Cats need to be loved and treated with care. Who knows, you might even find a feral cat that you like!