Cats are pretty awesome. They’re smart, but also independent, which makes them a great pet. However, it’s not easy caring for a kitten properly. Read on for a ton of helpful tips on caring for your cat, and use what you will learn to provide the best home for your feline friend.
Cats enjoy getting into small spaces. If they have a collar on, this can be dangerous. A breakaway collar will let go if it is pulled on too tightly. A collar like this could save your cat’s life.
Spay your female cat. It does not matter if you an indoor cat; if she gets out when in heat, you can end up with many kittens. Spaying the feline is really the optimal way of dealing with this.
Dog products shouldn’t be used on cats. Cats usually react negatively to items made especially for dogs. This happens a lot with flea products. Flea products that are intended for a dog can kill a cat. In fact, it is a good idea to separate your cat and dog for a few hours after your dog has taken flea medication.
It is a good idea to microchip your cat. Even a house cat may end up lost outside, no matter how careful you are. 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. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and can hold all of your contact information. Scanners to read pet microchips are available in every town and they will not come out from under the skin.
Cats will be up during the night more often than not. Do not be surprised if your cat is very active at night. Shut the door to your bedroom. This helps to muffle the sounds of nighttime play. This can keep them from waking you up at night and from pouncing on feet under the blankets.
Be sure to show your cat affection as much as possible. Cats give us a lot of love, and they deserve to be loved back. Cats thrive when treated like part of the household, so involve them in daily activities around the house. They probably would like to feel as though they are a wanted part of the family.
Cats make amazing pets for you and your family, as long as you know how to take care of them. Keep the information here in mind. Put everything you’ve learned to use to keep your cat happy and healthy.