Owning a cat can be wonderful, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to get along with! With so many needs ranging from vet visit to nail clipping, they require you to know a lot of things. This article can teach you all about basic cat needs.
Ensure that you groom your cat regularly and properly. You can regularly brush or comb your cat. If this is done frequently, your cat’s coat will be much cleaner. It helps your cats shed much less too, which keeps them from spitting those hairballs up. A well-groomed feline looks great on their own, but also helps keep a home well-groomed too.
A lot of cat owners have a hard time keeping their cats off the counter. Cats like heights and like to see everything happening around them. You may mitigate the problem by providing designated heights for them to use. Your cat will not go on your counters if there’s a cat tower close to the kitchen.
Consider having your cat fitted with a microchip. Even cats who live completely indoors may someday decide to bolt out the door or escape out of a window. Tags and collars are great, but they don’t always stay on your cat. They can also be a risk, should they get snagged on something. Microchips are as tiny as a piece of rice and will tell people where the cat belongs. These days, pretty much all shelters and vet offices have scanners that can read these chips, and because they’re beneath your pet’s skin, they won’t ever get lost.
Taking care of cats may seem simple at first, and if you’re lucky enough to get one that doesn’t present any issues they are, but most require a lot of attention, TLC and a few vet check-ups. Take what you have learned here and apply it to being a successful and happy pet owner. Do more research on the different things you can do to keep your cat happy and healthy.