Cats are very fascinating, and they also are great pets. Cat owners need to learn proper cat care and learn all that they can so that their companion can live a fulfilling and healthy life. Use the tips that you’re about to read to help you provide the best care.
Check with your shelter before you purchase a cat. Shelters all over the country are crowded with marvelous cats, and most provide veterinarian care with the adoption fee. Adopting your cat through a shelter means you are helping to control the cat population and saving a life at the same time.
You should make sure your cat stays groomed properly. A cat’s fur must be brushed or combed on a regular basis. If you do this frequently you’ll be able to help the cat have clean fur. It’s also helpful in reducing how much cats shed and how often they spit out those dreaded hairballs. Brushing your cat will keep your home cleaner, too.
Part of caring for your cat is taking it to regular veterinarian checkups. Most vets recommend yearly check-ups. If the animal requires certain vaccinations, more visits are necessary. If there are more pressing health problems, take your cat to the vet right away.
You can keep your cat away from electrical cords by spraying them with some bitter apple. If this does not work, make sure you cover the cords. You can hide away any cords inside the rolls that come inside paper towels. Electronic items with tasty-looking, thin cords (video game controllers, phone chargers, and so on) should be stored securely when you’re not using them.
Don’t let your cat’s days pass without stimulation and excitement! They need exercise and they get it through play. This is sadly overlooked by some cat owners. Cats who get bored can actually become depressed or display other undesirable behaviors. Give them room to play and a large number of toys. Give them a cat tree to play with.
Set a tablecloth under your cat’s food bowl. Sometimes cats prefer to remove food from their bowls and eat it from the floor. That can mean a bigger mess for you to clean. Something as simple as a place mat can help make cleanup easier.
Brush your cat often. It helps with blood flow, and it also moves the natural oils around in the fur. It will also minimize hair loss. Brushing eliminates the formation of hairballs which may choke your cat and lead to buildup of excess hair in the abdomen when the cat grooms himself.
Cats can make fantastic pets. But they should be treated as the special species they are. They behave differently and have different nutritional needs. You should read over this information a few times in order to care for your cat properly. This will definitely please your cat.