Cats are very fascinating, and they also are great pets. To give your cat a happy and healthy life, you owe it to your pet to find out all you can about taking care of him properly. Keep reading to learn more about cat care.
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.
Protect your cat from choking. Be sure to dispose of poultry and fish bones safely. Wrap them in a paper or plastic bag and put them in your outdoor garbage can with the lid tightly secured. Alternately, place them in a plastic bag and freeze them until garbage pick up day.
Get a microchip for your cat. Even an indoor cat could someday jump through an open window. Although they provide the information needed to find your beloved pet, they can also accidentally get caught or even be wiggled out of. Microchips are minuscule, but can hold all the essential information about your cat and its hope. Most vets and animal shelters will have a microchip scanner and because it’s under the animal’s skin it can never become lost.
Cats spend a ton of time grooming themselves. Long hair encourages hairballs. One way to alleviate this condition in your cat is by feeding him special food. The are specially formulated cat foods that help reduce the instances of hairballs, which is not only good for your cat, but also good for you and your feet in the middle of the night.
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.
Let your cat exercise their hunting instinct. Cats are natural born hunters; however, this does not mean you need to allow mice to invade your home. Hide treats and toys throughout your home, and your cat will have a blast hunting down their treats. You can also find feather and laser toys that your cat can chase and pounce on.
If your cat has to have a surgery such as being spayed or neutered, they will need rest when they come home. It is hard to keep a cat from jumping up on furniture, but necessary to avoid pulling out stitches. Designate an area in your house for your cat to recuperate where they will be less likely to injure themselves, until they are healed enough to roam free.
Cats are wonderful pets, as previously discussed. To make sure your cat stays happy and healthy, you need to learn all you can about caring for them peoperly. Refer back to this article whenever you have questions or concerns. It is very likely that your feline companion will be very thankful.