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Be A Better Care Giver With These Cat Tips

9 June 2024
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Cats are extremely complex animals. Cats aren’t groomed in the same way that dogs or other pets are groomed. Cats have special requirements, and you must be prepared to make certain accommodations for their care. This article contains suggestions on how to groom your cat.

Regular visits to the vet will preserve your cat’s health. Your cat should have a health check yearly, but should go in more if your cat needs shots. Don’t hesitate to take your cat to the vet immediately if you notice anything unusual about their health or if they are injured.

Never use a product on your cat that is intended for dogs. Products designed for dogs or other animals could cause a negative reaction from your cat. This is especially true of flea products. Some products designed for dogs could be harmful to your cat. Once you use flea prevention products on your dog, it should be kept separately from the cat for hours.

Make sure your cat has a collar and tag if outside. This way, if your cat gets lost and is found by a stranger, that person will know how to contact you. The tag should contain your name and number for contact purposes.

Get a microchip for your cat. Your pet may be an indoor cat, but that doesn’t mean it’ll never dash through your door or slide outside via an open window. A collar with tags increases your chances of getting your cat back if it gets lost but it can also be a risk, for instance if it gets snagged in some branches. Microchips are extremely small, but they can hold all the same information as an identification tag. Nearly every vet and shelter owns a scanner which can read a microchip, and since they’re implanted, there isn’t a risk of the chip falling out or getting lost.

Most cats are nocturnal. Your cat will probably be very active during the night. If your cats keep you up late at night, you should close the bedroom door. You won’t be able to hear their sounds as they walk around in the middle of the night.

A well groomed cat will look and feel wonderful. The ability to make your cat look and feel healthy and happy lies with you. The cat will definitely appreciate the extra grooming. Use this article to learn how to do that.