There is a quote by a famous author that broke down how important cats are. Cats have been the subject of many poems and plays. A cat is often a valuable member of the family, especially if it is healthy and happy. Unfortunately, some cats do not fit this “perfect” mold. Have a better time living with your cat through these tips.
If your cat is a female, it needs to be spayed when it reaches the appropriate age. You may believe that this is unnecessary if your cat stays inside all the time; however, cats almost always find a way to get outside, especially when they are in heat. When this occurs, your cat could get pregnant. Unless you want the hassle of getting rid of kittens, spaying is the best option for your cat.
In order to be sure your cat is healthy, take them to their vet regularly. Your cat needs to get a checkup about once every year, or more if there are issues that come up. If your cat has any health issues or injuries, you should try and have them seen right away.
Most cats prefer to be mostly nocturnal. Do not be surprised if your cat is very active at night. Close your bedroom door if your cat is driving you nuts at night. It also protects your toes from those crafty midnight pounces.
It’s often cheaper to buy medicine for your cat on the Internet instead of through your vet. There may be some cases in which you cannot buy online, such as in an emergency. However, if your pet gets regular prescriptions for a chronic or ongoing issue, you can often save up to 50 percent by shopping online.
You should never punish your cat for not using the litter box. When this occurs, it is probably just a sign that the litter box wasn’t properly taken care of. It isn’t fair to punish a cat for wanting a clean area to do its business, and you don’t want to make the cat wary of you.
Get your cat used to a carrier. Cats can’t be punished like dogs. They like responding to encouragement better. Therefore, place your cat’s favorite toy into its career. Leave the carrier open in a location that your cat frequently visits. The cat will enter it on its own. It will then be easier to transport the cat in the carrier.
Nothing about being a pet owner is simple. Whether you have a cat that’s hyper or one that sleeps too much, you can use the tips above to help you take better care of your cat. Before long, you’ll be seeing positive changes in your cats.