How To Take Care Of A Cat

Purring like a motor in a car. These are the rewards of cat ownership. They can be a tricky pet, which means this article is for you. It contains tips you need to know in order to keep your cat happy so you can be happy, too. Continue onward.
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Move any drape cords out of a cat's reach. Do not allow your cat to play with these. The cords may be looped and a cat may get them wound around their neck. It may actually cause them some serious harm. Hang your drapery cords out of your cats' sight to avoid this.

Regular visits to the vet will make sure that you cat is as healthy as he can be. Your cat needs to get a checkup about once every year, or more if there are issues that come up. Cats must see their vet right away if they start having health issues, injuries or other problems.

You will often find ways to save money on medication for your cat on the Internet instead of getting it from your vet. Naturally, some stuff won't be available online. But, if you're having to buy pet medication regularly, you will be able to save up to half the price if you buy online.

Check prices online for your cat's medication to see if they are cheaper than at your vet's office. Naturally, some stuff won't be available online. The savings can amount to almost 50 percent on regularly prescribed medications.

Reconsider having an outdoor cat. Your cat might not be safe outside. Your cat may get fleas or have other problems. They can get in a fight or be hit by a car. If you've just got to have the cat outdoors, limit it to an enclosed area.

Consider having your cat fitted with a microchip. Even indoor cats can decide to run away at a moment's notice, escaping through an open window. Tags and collars may be able to help you get your cat back, but cats can sometimes take these things off or they could get hung up on a tree or something. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and can hold all of your contact information. Most vets and animal shelters will have a microchip scanner and because it's under the animal's skin it can never become lost.

Cat medications can be bought affordable online. Naturally, some stuff won't be available online. But for routine medication purchases, you may find a discount of 50 percent online.

Put a cloth down in your cat's eating area. Cats often take food from their bowls to eat on the side. This leaves food on the floor outside their bowl that must be cleaned. Think about putting a placemat underneath the bowl or make your own tablecloth out of fabric.

There is no need to spend hours trying to litter train your cat. They will do it on their own and don't need to be taught. While many pet owners try to introduce their cats to a litter box by rubbing their front paws in the sand, this can sometimes traumatize your furry friend.

A cat is an amazing pet to own. They bring great comfort to their owner. However, in order for them to give their best, they need to be properly cared for. Consider the advice listed above, and help to give your cat a high quality of life while you enjoy his company.