Being curious – and occasionally odd – is in your cats nature. They may seem like they’re not interested in you one day and that they love you the next. Cats may be confusing, but having them purring on your lap is priceless. The following advice will help you care for your pet.
You need to take your pet to the vet on a regular basis. The vet will be able to provide your cat with needed vaccinations and any medications it requires. Veterinarians also keep tabs on your cat’s overall health and diagnose any problems they find. When you find a vet you like, stick with them. They will learn your cat’s history best.
Cats love to squeeze into tiny spots. If you keep a collar on your pet, getting stuck in one of these spaces can be very dangerous. Breakaway collars are made to come off if tugged on vigorously. A collar like this could save your cat’s life.
Be sure you have a vet that your cat sees regularly so it stays healthy. They need a routine check-up every year, maybe more of important shots are necessary. If there are obvious issues with your cat, it needs to see the vet immediately. Don’t wait!
You may want to have a microchip put into your car. Even an indoor cat can get the urge to run out of a door or leap through a window. Cat collars are a great thing to have in case your cat gets lost, but they also pose a risk if they get caught on something. Microchips are very small, approximately as large as a single grain of rice. Although they are small, they can hold your entire contact information. Scanners to read pet microchips are available in every town and they will not come out from under the skin.
Make sure your cat gets lots of love. They give lots of affection and need some in return. Cats thrive when treated like part of the household, so involve them in daily activities around the house. This will increase the love that surrounds the family.
Be especially mindful of your cat’s ears when you take them on a trip. Although you may love singing loudly to your favorite songs while driving, your cat would probably prefer softer sounds. To keep you cat from feeling nervous, keep the volume at a lower level. A trip is already stressful for a pet.
Make sure your kids know the rules before kitty comes home. Make sure the children know where the cat is and is not allowed to roam. If your cat is going to be one that stays inside, let the kids know that it’s not allowed outside. If you make the rules ahead of time, you can be sure your kids understand them.
While cats make excellent pets, be prepared to be thrown off balance sometimes! The tips here will help you keep them that way. Cats make great friends and are animals that can put you in a good mood.