Would you save the life of an animal if you could? Millions of cats are out there and need a home. Taking in just one can enrich both your life and theirs.
If you want to have the love of a cat, get one from a shelter. Shelters have tons of great cats and their adoption fee will generally cover necessary vet care. Adopting from a pet shelter benefits the cat population.
Make sure that your cat is well groomed. You have to make sure your cat gets brushed or combed often. If this is done frequently, your cat’s coat will be much cleaner. Having a clean fur coat helps reduce the amount of hairballs that get spit up around the house. Regularly grooming keeps cats looking well and keeps your home neater.
If your cat is a female, you’ll want to spay her once she reaches the proper age. Even if your cat is an indoor cat, if she escapes while she is in heat you might end up with a lot of kittens on your hands. Unless you want the hassle of getting rid of kittens, spaying is the best option for your cat.
Nice furniture and cat claws don’t get along very well. A kitty tower can really save your furniture. They can scratch this instead. It might take a little while, but eventually it should stop the problem.
Have your cat chipped so you can find him if he runs away. Even an indoor cat could someday jump through an open window. Cats can get out of a collar or, worse, have that collar choke them to death. A teeny microchip can hold your contact information. Many vets and shelters have scanners that can read these chips and since they lie under their skin, they won’t get lost.
Never let your cat experience frequent boredom. Just like dogs, cats need playtime and physical exercise, too. But many cat owners ignore that need. Bored cats tend to develop emotional and mental disorders that may negatively impact their health. Make sure you give them lots of toys and room to play. If you have an indoor cat, offer him a variety of toys, scratching post or objects he can climb on.
You should be proud about caring for your cat. You have offered to give your home and your love to your animal. You’ll also build a relationship with your pet. When you love your cat, it will love you back.