It was a big week for Team Cat as one cat named Tara proved that cats can love us. If you haven’t watched any television or been on the internet in the past few days, here’s a report and video of what happened. A neighbor’s dog got loose and attacked a young boy in his driveway, biting and pulling on his leg. Luckily, Tara was there and was able to chase the dog away before things got really bad. Tara proves to all cat owners out there that they aren’t plotting our deaths; at least, that’s what I’m telling myself as I look at my cat’s strange stare right now.
The truth is that those of us who are cat lovers will do anything for our cats even if they won’t save us from a possible attack or seem to only come to us when they want something. Our cats are part of our family and need to be cared for accordingly. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to offer some tips for caring for your cat to make them as pampered and cared for as they deserve to be.
- Feed your cat right: Your doctor would yell at you if you just ate processed junk all day, right? Why would you give your cat processed junk then? Look for food products that have real ingredients in it like chicken or beef. It may cost more initially, but it will certainly keep your cat healthier, saving you money in the long run in vet costs. Speaking of that…
- Take your cat to the vet regularly: Just as we need regular checkups, so do our pets. By taking your pet to the vet regularly, you can ensure their health and prevent bigger issues before they occur. If you are afraid of the costs for the medicine, you can actually find Heartgard and other cat medications online with a prescription, and this might help you save some money.
- Groom, Groom, Groom: It’s getting warmer outside, which means your cat is probably shedding like crazy right now. Unless you want your furniture to be covered in cat fur, it’s probably a good idea to invest in a good cat brush. This will be good in preventing hairballs as well. In addition, regularly clip your cat’s nails, so they don’t get too scratch happy.
- Make time for your cat: Okay, so your cat can be grumpy sometimes and might not want to come out and play, but when he/she does, it’s important to play around and show them you care. The more you do this, the more likely they might play with you and show their affection. And who knows, maybe you’ll even get them to learn how to play catch.