Cat Care 101: 10 Tips on How to Take Good Care of Your Cats

Cats are considered as one cool companion and can be an ideal pet with their playful personalities, adorable faces, and affectionate behavior. Despite these facts, cats are not maintenance free as they need proper care, money, attention and a sort of life-long commitment. Now, are you ready to take a cat? If you do, here are 10 taking care tips that surely help to pamper your feline friend.

1. Provide a Collar

Providing an identification or a collar for a cat is essential. It should contain a pet guardian’s contact information in case your furry friend get lost. Your cat might resist with this new accessory hence introduced it gradually, start something without tinkling tags or bells that might aggravate the pet.

 2. Keep them indoor

Some might feel guilty about keeping their feline friend indoor but believe me, it is the safest way of providing them extra care and prevents some risk that they might bump in outside your perimeter. Nonetheless, give them something to get busy with like toys or a cat tree for them to play and become active.

3. Medical concern

Regular veterinarian check-up is the best advice as cats need vaccinations to protect against its life-threatening diseases. However, there are factors that you and the veterinarian considered like age, environment, lifestyle and medical cat history.

 4. Healthy diet

Choosing the right food is another factor in taking care of your feline pet. According to Julie A. Churchill, DVM, Ph.D., associate professor of nutrition at the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine in St. Paul “Cats are very opinionated about food, and a lot of their food preferences are formed in the first year.” Hence, take an extra care of feeding them be sure that all are balanced.

5. Playtime

Cat enjoy the opportunity of stretching their legs and other forms of exercise. Give some time to play with your pet (like walking, climbing, playing) that will allow them to stay fit. Or, provide a cat tree, perching or scratching post and encourage them to keep moving.

 6. Grooming

Most cat owners keep their pets groomed for some reasons. It could prevent tick and fleas infestation. It also makes them feel comfortable although grooming will depend on their coat type.

7. Training

Training your cat can be a daunting task but you can make it less complicated by providing them some training tools. Introduce a clicker, target stick, a toy, car mat or a carrier. Let them familiarise the object and train them how to utilize it, slowly you’ll be surprised at the result.

 8. Clean the house

Normally, we provide a tiny house for our little friend and for a pet owner, cleaning its mess is one of your obligations. Keeping that little box clean will make that furry pet healthy.

 9. Hygiene

If you think that proper hygiene only applies to human then you are wrong as Garfield (your cat) also love to brush its teeth. Do a professional tooth cleaning and observed loosed or discolored teeth.

10. Keep them, Happy

Last but not the least is to keep your cat happy, there are many ways to do it like spending a few minutes walking through the neighborhood, buy them some cute stuff,  play around with them or spend quality time, in short, give your cat lots of love and companionship.

It has been said that well-cared cats have an average lifespan of 10 to 20 years. Thus, if you want to keep them that long considered tips that we just have mentioned.


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