Lots of people have difficulties along the way after they adopt a cat. You need to prepare when getting a pet so you avoid mistakes. Some problems come even with total preparation. You should keep reading to learn more about how you can properly care for your cat.
You should make sure your cat stays groomed properly. A cat requires regularly brushing and combing. If you do this frequently you’ll be able to help the cat have clean fur. Removing excess hair also reduces shedding and can prevent hairballs. Regularly grooming your cat will help keep it and your home looking great. Spritz a little bitter apple on electrical cords to protect your cats. Keep your cords covered if you feel like your cat is hellbent on chewing them. Use some paper towel rolls to tuck loose cords. Any electronic item not in use should be stored away where the cat can’t get to it.
Think about having a microchip inserted in your cat. Even indoor cats may get out of your home at some point. Tags and collars may be able to help you get your cat back, but cats can sometimes take these things off or they could get hung up on a tree or something. Microchips are as tiny as a piece of rice and will tell people where the cat belongs. Most shelters and veterinarians can scan your pet to read the information on the chip, and the chip cannot be lost since it is beneath the skin.
You should never allow your cat to be bored all the time. Play is important to the health and vitality of your cat. Sometimes, cat owners don’t realize this. If your cat is bored, it might develop a depression, obsessive compulsive behaviors or ruin some of your furniture. Therefore, ensure your cat has enough space for exercising and playing. Indoor cats will appreciate having a structure they can climb on or a dedicated scratching post.
Adore your cat! They want the same level of companionship that they give to you as their owner. Without love, cats may not socialize with your family. Your cat wants to be as much a member of the family as anyone else. The tips you just read over can help any cat owner, no matter what their cat’s breed is. You have learned basic information that makes raising a cat much easier. Remember though, everyone’s cat and circumstances are different requiring certain adjustments. Most importantly, enjoy your cat.