Cats are wonderful companions that you can spend hours playing with. The bond you can create with your cat is very unique and fulfilling. These don’t need to be expensive, and some are even free. It doesn’t need to be costly to have a good time with your cat. Do as this article suggests and things will run smoother with your feline friend.
If your cat is female, then ensure you spay her as soon as you can. Even if your cat is an indoor cat, if she escapes while she is in heat you might end up with a lot of kittens on your hands. Spaying your cat is the best way to prevent this from happening.
If your cat is an outdoor cat, then you should ensure it wears a tag collar. If your cat gets lost during its time outdoors, a tag makes it easier to locate the animal. At the very least, you should include your contact info and the name of your cat on the tag.
Making sure your cat doesn’t jump on the counters is hard to do. Cats love being up high so that they can see. You can try to combat this problem by designating some high-up places for your cat to hang out. If you place a cat tower around the kitchen area, they may be less likely to lay on your counters.
You may want to have a microchip put into your car. Even cats that live their lives entirely indoors can suddenly escape out a window or door. Even if you put a collar or tag on your cat, be careful as they can wiggle out of these very easily and can be dangerous if they get caught on a foreign object like a tree branch. Microchips are very small, and you can note your name, address and phone number in there. Every shelter and most veterinarian offices have microchip scanners that can read the chips, and best of all, they chips can’t be lost.
Cats are generally nocturnal. This means that they will usually be quite active at night. If your busy kitties are keeping you up into the wee hours, try simply closing your bedroom door. This will ensure they don’t pounce on you at nighttime, or wake you up in other ways.
Male cats may develop crystals in the urine, which usually occur as a result of a poor diet. Passing those crystals hurts and having this corrected by a vet is expensive. Make sure your cat’s food is not high in magnesium. Go over the label carefully. Fish products are usually higher in magnesium.
A tablecloth should be made for your cats. Cats often take food from their bowls to eat on the side. This makes quite a mess. An easier way to do that is to either buy a placemat and put it underneath the cat bowl, or to cut a bit of fabric to use as a tablecloth that you can pick up and wash or shake over the garbage can.
You and your cat are on your way to happy and healthy lives. Not every cat will like every one of these tips, but they tend to be popular among the majority of feline voters. Keeping your cat healthy enables them to live a longer and happier life.