Cats are one of the most popular household pets for many different reasons. Cats can be terrifically fun, and they can also take care of vermin in your home. Cats are often the unsung heroes of the home and prevent many critters from breaching the perimeter.
Be sure you have a vet that your cat sees regularly so it stays healthy. They need a routine check-up every year, maybe more of important shots are necessary. Cats need to be seen by a vet right away if there are injuries or health problems that don’t go away.
Cats love to play on kitchen counters, and it can be hard to break them of the habit. Cats instinctively want to be at a high vantage point so they can survey their surroundings. One way to combat this behavior is to proved your cat with an elevated place it is okay to climb on. A cat tower near your kitchen can give them a place to watch you that is out of the way.
It’s very important to get your cat microchipped. Even cats who live completely indoors may someday decide to bolt out the door or escape out of a window. Even if you put a collar or tag on your cat, be careful as they can wiggle out of these very easily and can be dangerous if they get caught on a foreign object like a tree branch. A teeny microchip can hold your contact information. Almost every vet and shelter has a scanner these days, and they can retrieve your contact information should they find your pet.
Keep your cat amused. It is necessary for them to play and get exercise. Sadly, this is overlooked by many cat owners. Cats who become bored often have issues that can affect them in a big way. Some of these issues are obesity due to eating out of boredom, OCD issues, fighting with other pets and depression. Provide them with space to exercise and lots of toys to play with. A scratching post is a valuable toy to put in your home.
Put your cats’ litter box where it is most acceptable to him. Don’t put it close to your cat’s food or in an area that gets too much traffic. Also, minimize the smell by making sure it is a well ventilated area. This will keep both you and your cat happy.
A cat might not seem to be as good of a hunter as a guard dog, but dogs won’t put in the effort to hunt small critters, and they aren’t as friendly around the family. Cats are effective mouse-hunters, but they are also cunning and inquisitive. This makes them fascinating pets. It’s not surprising that cats are popular given the attributes that have been described.
You’ll master cat boarding in no time, as long as you continue to learn about them. Take the tips provided in this article, and you’ll found out just how easy it really is. Just remember to take things slowly, and you can succeed.