Would you save the life of an animal if you could? Cats and kittens are often found in shelters, just waiting for a loving family to adopt them. You simply have to adopt one, and the article below will teach you how.
If your cat is getting older, you can increase it’s comfort by placing its bed over a heated tile. Just heat a one-foot square terra cotta tile in your oven at about 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Put the tile inside a towel and place it under the cat’s bedding. Change it frequently if you like.
Be sure you have a vet that your cat sees regularly so it stays healthy. They should go in for a routine check-up at least once a year, possibly more if they need important shots. Cats need to see a vet right away if they have health issues, injuries or conditions that require immediate attention.
Have your cat chipped so you can find him if he runs away. You may not have had trouble with your cat getting loose previously, but it can happen at any time by accident. Tags and collars are great, but if a cat escapes them, there’s no guaranteeing they’ll make it home safe and sound. Microchips are minuscule, but can hold all the essential information about your cat and its hope. Every shelter and most veterinarian offices have microchip scanners that can read the chips, and best of all, they chips can’t be lost.
Your kitty’s litter box requires strategic placement. Don’t put it close to your cat’s food or in an area that gets too much traffic. Additionally, don’t make the mistake of putting it in a poorly-ventilated area, or the smell will become overpowering. This will make you and your cat happy.
Taking care of a cat is something that should make you proud. You’ve given it a safe home in which it is loved. Your cat and you will having a lifelong bond. Properly caring for your cat will ensure that this loving bond remains intact.