Before adopting or buying a cat for yourself, make sure that one, you’re not allergic to cats and secondly, that you are allowed to have a cat in the place where you live. Hopefully there is not a problem and you will be able to enjoy the company of cat.
And so if there are no objections to you having a cat you might want to read some of the tips we have provided here to help you to take good care of your pet.
It is a well known saying that cats have nine lives so if you’re thinking of getting a cat, just realize that the average lifespan of a cat that is being kept inside could be as long as 17 years. So you will be able to enjoy its company for a long time, if that fits in with your future plans.
When you get your feline companion , please keep in mind that it is wise to neuter him or spay her before it reaches the age of seven to eight months. The advantage of this is that it won’t be spraying all over the place and so you avoid of having the smell of urine in your house.
To feed a cat every day on a canned food diet will result in you having a rather malnourished cat on your hands and that is not something to be desired. So it is wise to always have some quality dry food available for your cat to snack on.
Dogs are able to live and stay healthy on eating cat food, a cat certainly will not survive on dog food.
Your cat will need vaccinations to prevent or at least minimize the chance of it getting respiratory health problems in the future. Get your pet vaccinated as soon as possible. Your kitten will need several follow up vaccinations to make sure that they will be effective and that it does not get one of the common diseases to which cats are subject.
You need to check your pet for any wounds such as scratches or other wounds which could develop into infection and then it would be in some pain.
If your children play a lot with your pet cat, they might do some silly things such as putting a rubber band around its neck, which could result in bruising.
Also make sure you use an effective flee control program.
If you look after your cat properly it will be a great companion and it will bring you much joy and satisfaction.