If you are seeking an excellent house pet, then a cat is an excellent choice. If you’ve never had a cat, reading this article would be wise. Continue reading for some advice you can use when you live with a cat.
Check your local animal shelter if you have plans to get a cat. Shelters have lots of great cats available, and your adoption fee often covers key veterinary services. By choosing a cat from an animal shelter, you can do your part to help with overpopulation. Also, you become a lifesaver!
Cats can get into even the tiniest of spaces. If your cat gets caught on something wearing a traditional collar they could end up hurting their neck trying to break free. Put a breakaway collar on instead. This kind of collar can turn a potentially-dangerous situation into a merely exasperating one.
Heated tiles are great to put under a cat bed, especially for the comfort of aging felines. A terra cotta tile heated in your oven on about 200 degrees and for 15 minutes will do. You should wrap it with a towel and place it under the bed your cat uses. If possible, re-heat several times throughout the night.
Think about getting a microchip for your feline friend. Even an indoor cat can get the urge to run out of a door or leap through a window. A tagged collar might help get kitty home, but it can just as easily come off if snagged on a branch. A microchip about as big as a grain of rice and holds all the contact information your cat needs. Most organizations that deal with animal care can scan your cat for microchips, and because they are implanted, they won’t get lost.
Cats can have nocturnal tendencies. This means that they will usually be quite active at night. If your cat’s activities are keeping you awake at night, try keeping your bedroom door shut. This will keep the cats away while you’re trying to sleep because they won’t be jumping all over you.
Cats spend lots of time grooming themselves. When your cat’s coat is long, it can result in hairballs. There are special foods that can ease this issue. Some foods have special formula for hairball reduction, which will benefit you and your cat.
Owning a cat is quite rewarding. They are a source of comfort and reduce stress. That said, you must learn how to care for them correctly to live peacefully. Be sure to use the advice above so that you and your cat can coexist for years and years.