Sometimes, cats will rack up the bills for you. There are many things you will need to pay for, such as cat litter, food, toys and trips to the vet. These tip can help you keep your cats and save some money while you care for them.
Good grooming is important for cats. Cats have to be brushed or combed on a regular basis. If you do this often, their coat will stay clean. This will also cut down on shedding and can reduce issues with hairballs. Keeping your cat nicely groomed will keep him and your home looking their best.
Set up a nice, warm and comfortable area for your cat to rest in your home. It should be lined with a warm towel or blanket. Make sure to wash the bedding regularly since it can acquire dust, dander, and anything from outside if your cat is an outdoor cat.
Taking your cat to the vet is part of being a responsible pet owner. They should have regular check ups annually, and more appointments should be made if they need to get important shots. Cats need to be seen by a vet right away if there are injuries or health problems that don’t go away.
To keep your cat healthy and strengthen its bond with you, always set aside lots of play time. Kittens especially need lots of attention, which you can easily give to them through play. Pull a piece of string around for a fun and gentle way to keep a cat entertained for hours.
Protecting your cat from household chemicals is something that you may already know, but did you know that protecting them from medications is just as important? Common over the counter medicines such as ibuprofen can be toxic to your cat, even in small doses. Keep your medication safely out of the reach of your cat.
A cat’s claws can do significant damage to your home and belongings. Buy a scratching post if you need to protect the furniture in your home. Entice them to scratch those items rather than your belongings. It might take a little while, but eventually it should stop the problem.
Do not flush clumpable litter in your toilet. This can lead to problems with your plumbing. Instead just lift the clumps and dispose of them in a trash bag. Don’t forget, moisture is what makes the litter clump in the first place. Avoid doing that to your pipes and just dispose of it properly.
Use short words when you want to express displeasure with your cat. A short ‘no’ will be remembered, even if not always followed. A lot of people think that cats don’t listen to anything, but short word commands are certainly understood by cats, and they will respond to those commands if you are consistent with them.
Caring for any pet properly involves a fair amount of effort, and cats are certainly included. There’s so much that you have to do for them that it’s almost like taking care of a child. These tips make it clear that you can care for your cat appropriately while spending less money.