You've made a wise choice; a cat is a lovable, charming pet that offers great companionship. Please keep in mind 10 tips about how to keep your new cat healthy and happy:
- Like dogs, cats need to be fed good nutritious food regularly, at least once a day.
- Cats also need plenty of cool, clean, fresh water. Adult cats do not need milk; this can make them overweight and possibly give them diarrhea.
- Keep your cat inside with you. Keep them in a separate room from birds and fish, which cats could attack. Also keep them away from house plants, which cats may destroy, certain plants are poisonous to cats.
- Do not automatically have your cat declawed. To prevent your cat from scratching or tearing your furniture, trim their claws regularly and provide them with a scratching post.
- Unlike dogs, cats do not need to go outside. Cats are almost always naturally housebroken and will use a little box even at an early age. Allowed outside alone cats often get lost, hurt, or sometimes killed. Don't leave your cat alone in room with open window.
- Make sure your cats always wear identification, even if they never go outside. Agile and clever cats sometimes manage to get outside by them self's. Provide the animals with a comfortable, expanded collar and attached id tag with your current name, address, and phone number on it. Consider having your cat micro chipped by a qualified veterinarian.
- Unlike dogs, cats don't need to be bathed. A healthy cat keeps them self's clean and well groomed.
- Make sure your cat gets good veterinary care, including all necessary examination and shots.
- Have your cat spayed or neutered by a veterinarian (all of our pets are spayed or neutered before they leave our shelter).Your cat will enjoy a longer, healthier life, there'll be fewer strays on the streets and you'll be spared the hassles of a cat in heat.
- Give your cat plenty of love and affection. Though cats are more independent than dogs they still thrive on your companionship.
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