Cat ownership can be joyful and rewarding. Having said that, if you are a cat owner, understand that it requires some work. There are special considerations that need to be considered when you own a cat. Luckily in this article you can figure out just what you’re going to have to do. Keep reading and learn a little something about caring for your cat.
Avoid being kept awake by your cat romping through the house at night. When you first get your kitten, establish a habit of putting it to bed in a comfortable crate with a nice bed, litter box, food and water at night. If you start this early, your cat will appreciate having its own safe, cozy room.
You should not use products designed for other animals. Cats will have a reaction that’s negative towards a product made for dogs. This will especially be true if it’s a product for fleas. Flea products that are intended for a dog can kill a cat. You need to separate your pets when you treat them for fleas.
To keep your cat happy and healthy, its important to schedule regular visits to the vet. Not only are regular checkups good for catching problems early, but regular visits can insure that your cat keeps up to date on its vaccinations. If you don’t know when the last time your cat had its shots, schedule an appointment for booster shots as soon as possible.
Your cat might not come running when you call, but most cats enjoy cuddling on their terms and time. Cats love to have their heads and backs pet. Not all cats like their tummies rubbed so be careful. Spending quality time with your cat will make lasting memories to look back on someday.
If you absolutely must bathe a cat, set everything up in advance. Set up two tubs large enough to dunk a cat. Fill them with comfortably warm water. Set your open bottle of cat shampoo, a heavy towel, and a secure pet carrier close by. Wear heavy rubber gloves. Grasp your cat by the scruff of the neck. Dunk, shampoo and scrub quickly in one tub. Dunk to rinse in the second tub. Wrap the cat securely in the towel and place in the carrier to dry.
Make your own enclosed litter box from a large tote box with a lid. Use a coffee can lid as a pattern to cut a door in one side of the tote. Place the coffee can lid fairly high up on the side of the tote. Trace around it with a permanent marker. Cut out the circle with tin snips or a box cutter. Add litter. Put on the lid.
Cat medications can be bought affordable online. In an emergency, however, this might not be possible. However, if your pet gets regular prescriptions for a chronic or ongoing issue, you can often save up to 50 percent by shopping online.
There are many great benefits that a cat brings to the table. In order to provide a home that a cat will find comfortable, stable, and healthy, you need to be prepared to take responsible steps. Use these tips to make your cat’s life complete.