Your Guide to Caring for Your Cat

May 6, 2009

in Cats

If you have decided to keep a cat as a pet, be prepared for long-term cat care. Before you own a cat, give your efforts a good start, so that you avoid making any mistakes. Cats make loving friends, but know about their feeding needs, which need not be the leftovers. The best thing to do is to get the best cat food that is available, so that your feline friend feels charged and remains healthy.

You might have to put away some money for the cat food and this could call for some sacrifices on your part to be able to afford such items. Ensuring a safe environment for your pet is your responsibility so make sure that there are no items lying around which could be dangerous for the cat.

Cats by nature are clean animals and like to keep themselves that way. Overt grooming might prove to be harmful for the animals, as they should not be allowed to overdo it. If you notice the over grooming habit of the cat, remember that this could be early symptoms of flea invasion, so take your cat to the vet for adequate treatment. It is important to remember that cats are proud and egoistical animals, so as an owner you too have to conform to its tastes and habits and keep all your litter bins clean and well kept.

It might surprise you to know that a cat has a powerful sense of smell, 14 times more than humans, so even when you think the air is clean, the cat smells rat! They would refuse to use the litter box, for the purpose it is meant for, if it is smelly. Cats can easily use the belly of your clean carpet for depositing their poops or a basket of clean clothes perhaps would be just right for them. Don’t give your cat a reason to stray when it comes to those things, give them what they want and that’s a clean and odor free litter box.

Make friends with your local vet as soon as you decide to keep a pet, as you would need them more often than you think. Long-term cat care is all about remaining vigilant of early signs and symptoms, which show up, and if you just observe them critically, you would know if there is something that needs attention.

If you want a cat to be your friend for many years to come, you may as well be the responsible cat owner. Never dilly dally with your decisions of wanting something now and then the next minute it becomes irrelevant as this is dangerous for your pet and you too.

So before you welcome a cat into the household, you should think things through over and over again. It is unwise to be hasty in your decision to keep a cat, and when you do so, be a responsible pet owner. Long-term care is a decision, which you would never regret as you get the opportunity to give those affectionate animals a good home and in turn have a good time too.

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