Cat Care Tips
Even though they appear independent
your cat will always rely on you for food, water, safe shelter as well as regular veterinary care . This
should be common knowledge for basic cat care but there are
few more things to add to it.
Make sure you get your cat or kitten an ID tag
and a collar that has your address, name and telephone number on it.
Also make sure you microchip and register your
cat or kitten with your local council, in most states and territories it is now mandatory to have this
By ensuring that your cat is micro-chipped and
wearing a collar you ensure there safe return home in the event they find themselves lost or outside in strange
Keep your cat inside if at all possible, this
action alone will ensure that the community, your cat and you are doing what’s best for all involved and especially
the cat's safety.
If you really care for your cat why would you
risk losing it or exposing it to danger ?
Make it a point to get your cat or kitten
desexed no matter what, because this will assist in reducing the problem of cat overpopulation and will keep them
It doesn't matter whether it's a male or female
both genders contribute to the problem, not only that it stops them from wandering and causing problems in the
Even if you do keep your cat indoors sometimes
carelessness on other peoples parts can enable your cat to escape and if microchipped and registered with the
council you have a much better chance of finding it and then if it is picked up and surrendered to the local
shelter you can be contacted to collect it.
Keep your cat’s coat healthy, soft and shiny by
grooming them as often as possible.To keep your cat’s hair from matting it should be brushed regularly and this
will also decrease the creation of furballs by your cat.
Furballs are produced when cats groom themselves
and in the process they ingest there fur.
It is also important to immunise and worm your
cats regularly. Make sure your cats are immunised and while you are at the Vet he/she can give your cat a general
check-up, checking teeth, eyes, ears temperature etc.
Worming should be done every three months, but
alot of people are finding that once a month applications of liquid directly onto the cat's coat is a far easier
way to go than trying to get them to take worm tablets orally.
Finally for the best cat care always give your
cat or kitten plenty of love and attention that way you'll avoid behavioural problems and keep them healthy.
Provide them with toys and one on one playtime to relieve them from boredom and to gain mental
Contact an animal behaviour specialist or your
vet if you are having any cat behavior problems.