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 done.

By ensuring that your cat is micro-chipped and wearing a collar you ensure there safe return home in theCat Care event they find themselves lost or outside in strange surroundings.

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 healthier.

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 neighbourhood.

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 stimulation.

Contact an animal behaviour specialist or your vet if you are having any cat behavior problems.