There isn’t any animal that compares to a cat and they are great pets for several reasons. Cats are entertaining and can keep rodents away. By preventing pests from getting into the home, it is safe to say cats are real heroes. Cats will try to get into many different crevices. They can get caught or stuck if they happen to be wearing a collar. A breakaway collar has the ability to release its hold if the cat pulls tightly on it. This can save all “nine” of your cat’s lives.
To safely help an old cat feel comfortable, place a heated tile under its bed. Place a tile made of terra cotta or a similar material in an oven heated to 200 degrees for around 15 to 20 minutes. Wrap it in an old towel and put it under your cat’s bed or blanket. If possible, re-heat several times throughout the night. Get your cat to a vet on a regular basis for the best health possible. They should go at least once yearly for a check-up, and more often if they need any shots. If there are more pressing health problems, take your cat to the vet right away.
Never use any product intended for dogs on a cat. Cats will react very negatively to any products intended for dogs. This particularly applies to flea products. These dog flea products can even cause feline death. If you treat your dog for fleas, make sure you keep the cat away for several hours following the application. Kitty claws can be quite destructive to fabric and furnishings. If your couch is starting to look like it’s been put through a shredder, it’s time to invest in a nice scratching post or cat tower. When your cat scratches inappropriately, redirect him to the scratching post. Although this may take time, your cat should eventually claw the device rather than your furniture.
You may want to have a microchip implanted in your cat. You never know when your cat could get away from you. Other measures like tags and collars are better than nothing, but your cat may wriggle out of them or they may be torn off by outdoor hazards. Microchips are very small, and you can note your name, address and phone number in there. Every shelter and most veterinarian offices have microchip scanners that can read the chips, and best of all, they chips can’t be lost. Cats are a great way to get rid of rodents, and they also make excellent pets. Compared to dogs, cats will almost always be more successful in their hunting attempts. With these benefits, you can have a truly great companion.