Many families find unexpected difficulties when they adopt their first cat. Learning about cats can help make your time together more productive. Sometimes problems will arise no matter what you do. The best solution is to prepare yourself with tips like these and then expect the unexpected!
You should always bring your cat to a vet to make sure everything is okay. Your vet will provide your cat with the shots it needs to prevent disease. Your vet can also check the overall health of your cat. Make sure you keep the same veterinarian for your pet throughout its life. This way, the vet will be very familiar with your cat and its history.
If your cat is getting older, you can increase it’s comfort by placing its bed over a heated tile. You can heat a terracotta tile in the oven at 200 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. You should wrap it with a towel and place it under the bed your cat uses. If you want, change it now and then so the warmth continues.
If you own a female cat, make sure the cat is spade when she’s old enough. Even if you own an indoor cat, it might produce many kittens if it escapes during mating season. If your cat has been spayed, however, you won’t have to worry about this happening.
Be sure your cat gets regular checkups at the vet. Your cat should always go to the vet for a check up, especially if they need shots. If there are more pressing health problems, take your cat to the vet right away.
Do not isolate the litter box in a distant place. It shouldn’t be put in an area with high traffic and should be far from their food. To help control odors place the litter box in a well ventilated area. Not only will your cat appreciate it but you will too.
Though a veterinarian will almost always have a supply of medications that your cat needs, it can be more cost-effective to purchase them from online venues. In some situations, you may not have the choice to purchase meds over the Internet, such as a health emergency. But if you have to regularly buy pet medicine, you can save 50% or more on some medicines by buying online.
Just because your family did it when you were a child, does not mean allowing your cat to go outside is a wise decision. Your cat might not be safe outside. The cat can get fleas or something much worse. Other animals, cars and people can hurt your cat. If your cat has to be outside, make sure it is only in a small area near the house.
These tips should be useful whether you have a Siamese kitten or an old Bengal. Though certain aspects of having a cat remain the same, all cats differ, so what applies to one may not apply to another. Just remember to offer lots of love and companionship to your cat. This is the key instruction to follow.